by justis jones
Several days ago a post was
made on our listserver by Damian Toro with the subject,
"YES BRAD- IT IS TRUE". Upon reading the message, we
were informed that Damian Toro had been posing as all
of the above mentioned participants!
||Truing the Woman
by Deborah Debord
I perch on the rickety wooden
stool dragged from the corner of the garage. One rung is
missing and the seat smells a little of gasoline, sawdust,
and old rags, but it is a good place to stay out of the way.
I chatter away about my latest
writing project, and wouldn't it be more realistic if my
character did this instead of that, and what do you think
about this image that came from a dream two nights ago?
|Art and the Creative
by Mike Conner
From the beginning, I was certain
there was something wrong with me. I don't seem to see the
same things that others do, but my outlook on life is not that
different. I want the same things--creature comforts and kids.
I enjoy the prospect of leaving behind my genes. And I want to
leave them with enough financial security that they can have
some little bit to get them started in life.
|Creativity Follows Committment
I recently quit my day job to
pursue both my writing and beadwork vocations, so creativity
has been foremost in my mind of late. I have been pondering
how to be open to creativity, encouraging it to flow into my
life, and how to commit to the often harsh demands inherent in
following my creative inner voice as an artist and a spiritual
Somehow I must avoid stumbling on
fear and self-doubt, and trust my inner voice so that I may
become a more fully realized, loving and authentic being,
focusing on the relentless and eternal spring of creative new
life instead of, or in addition to, the relentless and eternal
stream of death. I certainly do not know the answers to any of