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I have no experience with an iPad. For years I have been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a desktop computer. If anyone has tried to use the iPad 2 with the DragonDictate program to do their writing, I would love to hear from you. I have been unable to get my questions answered from Apple or...
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     I hate crowds. I've always hated crowds. That's why, in the late sixties and early seventies when I was involved in the antiwar movement, I had a serious problem: I could not look forward to going to demonstrations.        I'll never forget the...
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I met my friend Ella Manning in April 1982. She died in October 1991. Here are three poems I've written since her death.  ************************** recipereveille With the force that flies the Freixenet corklike a bat out of hella genie, its bottlea bullet from some glad salute... Ella whispers...
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I recently read a book, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, by Rachel Simmons.  I recommend this book to everyone, especially to all women. This book first explores how girls are pressured to embrace a version of selfhood which makes them weak and...
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Happy New Year January 1stNo work, no mail, no moneyTake out the garbage
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The Gardener She weeds, she clips,Mucks about,Natters on to her nasturtiums. Often careless, she connectsWith Feuerzauber, Traumerei,The thorns of Fragrant Cloud. Tending sexy calla lilies,She meddles with their bees.Anoints her skin with soil. When she bends,Her dark green skirtHugs her like a...
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I think you will find this short video adorable. A little English girl is reading my poem for children, "A Shell Whose Snail Has Gone." Just click: http://www.smories.com/watch/a_shell_whose_snail_has_gone/ This is a wonderful site for anyone who writes for children or enjoys watching and...
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Does anyone out there have suggestions for books that are good to read out loud? My husband and I read  out loud to each other every night before we go to sleep. We have been doing this for about 13 years now and have finally run out of new titles, new authors. We have read most of Upton Sinclair's...
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  My web site has a new address: http://peggylandsman.com/ There's a new Audio Poems page and I have put nine new poems on the poetry page.  To listen to some original music by my personal Muse, go to http://rdlogan.com/ Come visit! Enjoy!
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     When I was a twenty-something wanna-be poet and novelist, a friend of mine (a forty-something tenured professor/published author), impatient with my lack of literary production and critical of my grasshopper-like ways, told me in an intimidating manner that there was one thing I'd better learn...
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What I want is to get time to stop—I'm not the first and I won't be the last. There's a little boat—a ketch or a yawl?I always confuse them..., But it sails.It sails underneath two clouds drifting by. The Sun and Moon are not twosides of the same coin, but Every day and every night I swearto myself...
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When Mr. McCormack teaches about Paul Revere's Ride, I can swear there's a horse in the room. I make sure to check the bottoms of my shoes before going on to my next class. It is the 1962-63 school year. I am in Mr. McCormack's seventh-grade American History class at Millburn (New Jersey) Junior...
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The June issue of the Romanian literary journal, Contemporary & Literary Horizon, is now out.It features poems by  Caroline Gill, the Romanian poet Ana Blandiana, and an anonymous satirical poem from Kishinev, Republic of Moldova.There are several essays, including "Cold War" by yours...
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Daniel Dragomirescu, the editor of the Romanian journal, Contemporary & Literary Horizon, clicked on my Red Room author page. He liked what he read there, clicked on my personal web page and continued reading my work. Then he sent me an e-mail asking if I would contribute to his publication. I...
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The Romanian publication, Contemporary & Literary Horizon, is seeking poetry and prose. Daniel Dragomirescu, the editor, would also love to hear from someone who can translate the Romanian into English.He would like his publication to become 100% bilingual. This is a very progressive and...
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