Colleen Wells is going to the store.

Linda M. Crate returns with 3 fresh poems.

Paul Smith in life as an engineering student.

M. F. McAuliffe cuts open the wrapper to get to the lush, luxurious filling.

Ah! The jingle jangle of financial freedom. It's so real, Luisa Kay Reyes can almost taste it.

Fran Abrams…asks, 'who else knows all the answers?'

Catherine Sutthoff Slaton brings new words to the farm.

Andrew Paul: sick of it all.

Linda M. Crate is, dare we say, sick of this shit.



We hope you are doing okay during this time of uncertainty. We didn't think during a 2 week "vacation" from WORK that the world would experience rapid spread of a pandemic. Here we are. 


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