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The Back Page is where the feet go up on the desk at the end of the day. It’s that good book with a mug of hot cocoa just before bed. It’s where we goof off after a hard day’s work. The Back Page is our blog.
The truth is, I didn’t get over hiding my body until I was with child. Until it wasn’t my body anymore. Then it became more of a display case, for the life, the girl that was about to be. It became part hers, part mine, but neither of ours, really. It […]
When I first seriously considered being a writer, I was in college. I was majoring in Music, but going to a liberal arts college meant that I was also taking at least three other classes not directly related to my major.
In addition to the one Creative Writing class I was taking (finally, as a senior, […]
My husband and I are creative, right-brain people. We are educated and capable. We know we have good ideas, we know we have connections and resources to help us. We discuss all kinds of creative things we could do: create websites, make videos, write stories, write music, just to name a few. We both have […]
“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”
Yesterday I helped take photos of a boy who had cerebral palsy. My role was to keep his attention, his eyes looking into the camera lens.
We rang the bells and called his name.
It seemed to work some of the time.
On a break his mother told us that his biggest frustration at school was that […]
There is something about seeing music live, especially music that I will forever adore (or, I plan on adoring), that causes me to act in a way that I never do at any other time in my life. Never wanting to be “one of the crowd” on any other day, I inevitably forget all […]
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. –Harvey Fierstein
What is success? Who measures it? Is success simply a question of relativity, defined by circumstance? Why are some achievements better than others?
It’s funny how your dreams
Change as you’re growing old
You don’t wanna be no spaceman
You just want the gold
All the dream stealers
Are lying in wait
But if you wanna be a spaceman
It’s still not too late
I was driving down a dark back road tonight and thought I saw the strangest looking deer-like animal ever. It freaked me out. I thought it was going to walk into the road, in front of my car. But it was creepy because it’s body was twisted funny even though it looked like it was […]