Literary

What Matters
Literary

What Matters

By Stephen Silha In the 1990s, I was part of a group of journalists who conducted a research study on the future of community communication in the Puget Sound area: “Good News/Good Deeds: Citizen Effectiveness in the Age of Electronic Democracy.” We looked at the relationship between so-called non-profit organizations (we suggested they be called…

Llaughing Llama Chronicles
Literary

Llaughing Llama Chronicles

by Daniel Hooker The other day, my friend Barbara asked me how I was sleeping, because of the hot weather. I said, “Not that well. Usually I count sheep when I can’t sleep, but I made the mistake of telling them a joke from Massachusetts.” “From Massachusetts?” She asked.“Yeah, two sheep walk into a baah…”…

Literary

Four Poems by linda c moore

To Welcome Them Make room at your table Set an extra plate. Open the circle to Welcome a new guest Empty coat hooks by your door. Sweep your entry with clear intention To welcome them. To welcome them It takes courage To greet in mid stream As you prepare Is there room for another To…

Characters Who Love Us Back
Literary

Characters Who Love Us Back

A good book is one thing. A great character, easily tucked away into a book bag or within easy reach of one’s bed, can be so much more. Whether the challenging moments of your youth were soothed by a handful of baseball cards, the original Avenger’s Comic Books, or the ineffable brilliance of Anne McCaffrey’s…