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Community: Coffee Klatch

Added by Maggie Friend on June 17, 2012 at 2:09pm — 8 Comments

Community: Polling Place on Election Day

Added by Maggie Friend on June 16, 2012 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Keeping the Internet Open and Private

Keep the internet open.  We've heard that we need to sacrifice our privacy to prevent piracy, pornography, and now they just want law enforcement to have the right to snoop at any time.  That's what it's always been about.  Please support our Canadian neighbors by denying PM Harper this right to their data.   Thank you.…


Added by Maggie Friend on March 2, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Love in Three Photos


Added by Maggie Friend on February 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Homage to My Father (in 4 parts)

June 16, 2008

Last year, on my father's birthday, he began to reminisce about being six years old and catching tadpoles and bathing in the washtub in front…

Added by Maggie Friend on October 1, 2010 at 2:00am — 7 Comments


Could his voice be any raspier as he croons a love song or plumbs the darkest depths of the human heart and mind? What's he doing in there, with those creaks and groans and that moaning soft and low? They say he comes from down 'round San Diego way, leastwise, some here seem to wanna claim him...

Added by Maggie Friend on August 11, 2010 at 3:38pm — 7 Comments

here's lookin' at you kid...

When I was 20 or so, a cop rapped on the door of the apartment that I shared with Nancy, a girl that I did not know well. He needed to talk to her. I didn't know where she was and said so. "What is it with you people?" he said. "You people? What exactly does that mean? Who are you to assume anything about me?!" my rebellious mouth retorted. My cat skittered out the door.

A generation has passed. I have… Continue

Added by Maggie Friend on August 9, 2010 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Sleep is...

Sleep is the place where the minutiae of daily life, having been given their time, make way for grander possibilities. At night, the owl and the cricket remind me of the very breadth of life and of all that is beautiful about fog and quiet and darkness. Sleep is the time when I am free to imagine (or remember?) myself: magician, the madonna, the flapper, the sage. I awaken renewed and…


Added by Maggie Friend on August 5, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

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