Fred Vogel

September 4, 2017

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The Bus from Bakersfield I walked out of the movie theater and happened upon a merry band of young men hopping up and down the sidewalk, entertaining passersby with chants of Dorian is like me. Dorian is like me. My amusement on that warm summer day transformed into a deeper curiosity the more I thought […]

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Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

August 28, 2017

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Throgg’s Neck A cloud of nitrous oxide enveloped me and I fell down a deep well. My lover was distressed like a foreclosed house, copper wiring stolen, holes kicked in sheetrock. I was aware of deconstruction in the cave that was my mouth, somewhere so far above me it was inaccessible. She was so distressed […]

Fred Vogel

August 21, 2017

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The Farm McMinnville is an agricultural community located in the Willamette Valley, some thirty-five miles south of Portland, Oregon. Home to some of the finest Pinot noir in the world, McMinnville is also home to Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, numerous UFO sightings, and The Farmer Institute, commonly referred to as The Farm. The Farm was […]

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Mark Antony Rossi

August 14, 2017

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Editor’s Pick Loyalty Left Me Lonely All my life I held Loyalty as the highest standard. I held it higher than Honesty. Any fool can tell the Truth, it takes a man to be Loyal. I believed in Blind Loyalty. Italian Loyalty. Back your boy till the end of time. Be a stand-up kind of […]

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Ernesto B. Reyes

August 7, 2017

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The Good Old Days It was early in the afternoon. Henry and George, two former high school friends, had run into each other last week and decided to catch up. They agreed to meet for coffee and soft bread at the small diner across the street from the university. When they saw each other again, […]

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Susan Cornford

July 31, 2017

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Venus Calling Mars Janine took a deep breath and opened her mouth. Months of preparation had gone into gathering data, planning her presentation and building up her nerve to confront the glass ceiling in her part of the world. “Gentlemen, I would like to present my findings, regarding the disparity between male and female workers […]

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Fred Vogel

July 24, 2017

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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding On December 31, 1999, “The Pflevens Hour” presented a roundtable discussion on NPR, with its host and moderator, Phill Pflevens. The topic was “The Best Decade” and it brought together four experts to discuss the merits of the past four decades, the ’60s, the ’70s, the ’80s, and the ’90s, to […]

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