As some of you may know I have been busy rewriting and expanding the book " The Good-Bye Man" which was a Memoir of my experiences while Paul Schatzkin was writing the Biography of my father Thomas Townsend Brown.
I have asked and been granted permission to put up the first five chapters of...
Written by Liza Long, republished from The Blue Review
Friday’s horrific national tragedy -- the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut -- has ignited a new discussion on violence in America. In kitchens and coffee shops across the...
Still reading outside at a strange day's end,
I watched words drag their shadows
until one leaf braced a spider opening further
into a maelstrom of tiny, upside-down Ls.
Which startled a little hunter anole
tricked out in identical brown leaf color.
He belled his throat (having swallowed
The girl with a pair of pickled eyes
gets fresh ones, filling Ramona's with tears
when her bandaged child agrees to sit,
eat a spoonful of Jell-O, and grope
her way to the toilet without a nurse.
But napping after lunch (with mother
dozing in a chair) the girl spots her
donor's face. And tugging...
The boy with his mother in the photo,
the boy with riding boots and a long path behind him
leading to the seashore in fall,
whose legs tangle below the knee his mother's skirts—
wisteria stitched in into twill—he is in some difficulty
now that world is mostly gone. Everyone has a mother, sure...
no dove at all, coo-rooing through the dusk
and foraging for small seeds
My mother was the clouded-over night
a moon swims through, the dark against which stars
switch themselves on, so many already dead
by now (stars switch themselves off
and are my mother, she was never
so celestial, so...
Breast feeding in public a do or don't? Personally, I say it is a do. My wife breast fed all three of our children and they are healthier for it. But to tell a mother she can not breast feed in public is to chain her to the home. Yes you could pump and bottle feed. But I do not think you should...
-- A baby boy is clinging to life at a South Carolina hospital, three days after being abandoned in an arena toilet after a circus show, police said.
A custodian discovered the infant, thought then just to be an hour or so old, late Friday night at Greenville's BI-LO Center. The boy was...
Dear Friend my mother having problem in kidney failure. we taking treatment in alopathy but they can not give full support for my mother and day by day my mother increasing worst condition. Is it available any medicine to avoid dialysis. i heard one medicine d-swan from hong Kong it will cure...
US researchers have discovered why fetal stem cell transplants, once considered a promising field for treating congenital defects before birth, were failing: it was all mother's fault.
But mom's cells could also be the solution, according to a study on mice released Tuesday in the Journal of...
My mother and father, light-
skinned, but too new
to make the upper cut,
were, nevertheless, welcomed
into the marble foyer
under an icebox-sized chandelier
to mix martinis with double-edged
men and women trained to outwit
and out-white the whites. Almost all
were light and...
What We Have Done
My mother shrugged off life
Three thousand miles from Paris,
City of her birth. It takes
Two weeks of bureaucratic tape
Before I fly her scant remains
From Buffalo to this historic place,
May 9, 1975, a fine night
For being scattered, if ever
There was one. Co-conspirators,
Our house of Quiet Restraint
had so few gifts in it. My mother
lived quiet as a ring in a velvet box.
I wrote a poem about my father
turning into a planet, of being
that planet's anxious satellite,
rising from its orbit
into the atmosphere.
In the poems, I burned down
our modest house.
It's like this, the king marries
a commoner, and the populace cheers.
She doesn't even know how to curtsy,
but he loves her manners in bed.
Why doesn't he do what his father did,
the king's mother wonders—
those peasant girls brought in
through that secret entrance, that's how
a kingdom works...
NUDITY I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when aWoman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was starknaked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from theback seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!
HONESTY My son...
There was a little boy whose mother was about to have a baby. One day, the little boy walked in and saw his mother naked. He asked his mother what the hair between her legs was.
She responded, "It's my...