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The Eloquent Speaker: 10 Rules of Conversation

Introducing a fresh new column on the art of communication by Karessa Abe “Conversation lets you be an artist every time you open your mouth — or shut it.”   We are told to listen to the four simple principles of how to become a master conversationalist: Don’t Ramble. Don’t Gossip. Don’t Bore. Disagree Carefully. However, Margaret Shepherd goes into more depth of what defines a successful conversation. In her book, The Art of Civilized Conversation, she states conversation is not…

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Storytelling, Tomfoolery & Shenanigans


repost from Justine Allread's tumblrThe little girl stared at Justine as she walked toward the swing. Unapologetically, Justine remained seated in the swing bidding the girl take the free swing…

Dear Courage, Essays & Thoughts

Dear Girls

For the Girls Learning to be Women, by Milly Pinkos To the Women in Process, We are taught many things, not all of them good. We’re taught to be polite…

Culture, Film & Television

The Witness

"I Am Not Your Negro" — A Film Review by Jasmine Kabera Director Raoul Peck brings us I Am Not Your Negro: a prophetic, emotional, and critical look at “race…

Dear Courage, Essays & Thoughts

Dear Heart

by Milly Pinkos To my Heart, Why are you so difficult? So unsure, so diffident, so voracious and compulsive? You are so many things, but I’m just one gal. Sometimes…

Poetry, Storytelling

Q & A

A Poem by Justine Allread. “How are you?” well enough. “What’ve you been up to?” mostly sleeping and eating. “Isn’t the weather beautiful outside.” yes, but global warming-. “The sun…