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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
This year I resolve to focus less on my personal needs and development. I resolve, instead, to work to make the lives of those who have so little, better.   The weather has been bitterly cold in the Northeast. To be precise, Accuweather.com described it as “brutal cold.” We left the city on Friday after my office hours were completed…
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Molly Fisk: Candlelight

By Molly Fisk
I hope some time you’ll get a chance to see 200 candles stretched over three city blocks. The faces of the people who carried them were lit from below, haloed in reverse.
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Molly Fisk: World Peace

By Molly Fisk
World peace could be achieved by more people using their turn signals. In 30 years, children all over the world — a kinder, more peaceful world — will thank you.
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Molly Fisk: Not Precisely the Right Word

By Molly Fisk
My friends and I are of a certain age, which means that a) we forget things, and b) we don't jump to our phones to look up what we've forgotten. We're of the generation that still likes the meandering conversational process of trying to figure out what the word was.
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Molly Fisk: I Have No Parents

By Molly Fisk
This year, I feel as though winter isn’t just one in a comforting circle of seasons, to be followed by spring and then summer again. I’m getting the creepy feeling that my life is heading into its winter, and in the metaphor of a life, you only get one round.
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Molly Fisk: Oregon Creek

By Molly Fisk
A small creek joins the river here and a rope swing hangs over the bank. I sat listening to the sound for a while, and then wrote a poem about it, mentioning God, which is strange, since I'm a lapsed Unitarian and don't believe in God.
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