Monthly Archives: November 2010


Photo by Joshua Band. BURRS by Nathan Wisman Your one, your only, that grinning face. For you, the cold dew smears his arms. The thickets of shivering weeds part around his determined body. Strips of cloudy sky traversed again and … Continue reading

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“What You Ought To Know”

The Coming Crisis of Future Food Prices:  “No End In Sight” By Liam Hysjulien In a new series, As It Ought To Be will be providing semimonthly updates on different topics ranging from literature to food policies. A recent study … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

The P-Spot by Andreas Economakis When I was a young boy I was fascinated by the Dictator of Greece and his cadre of austere military men. What I think impressed me the most was the Dictator’s black bulletproof limousine and … Continue reading

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ADVENT: TRANSFORM TIME AS A LITTLE GIRL by TA NOONAN I’m some sweet lolita this morning —or maybe my thighs just squeezed these floral sheets to lace— with hips so thick, you could shave eight layers before hitting bone. * … Continue reading

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Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech: On Learning Hebrew in Israel

by Letitia Trent As our plane arrived in Israel’s airspace, I listened to Pimsleur’s Hebrew lessons on my headphones, which go over the same phrases in half-hours of repetition, the accent-less audio-guide voice followed by the native speakers, who respond … Continue reading

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Two A.M. by Allyson Kwett But there’s no darkness, at least No Country Darkness No Fords on Highway One No tires packing salt into pavement No dim headlights shining back off yellow signs But the glow is the same                           Toxic … Continue reading

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ELATION CELL by NICOLAS DESTINO Miraculous to be part of the snow globe with the penguins on the icebergs and the icebergs with the cold shock and miraculous to be inside the dome with the curvature of the dome and … Continue reading

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Participatory Budgeting: Sharing Power Over Public Resources

By Mira Luna Photo by Alan Cleaver on Flickr With city governments now declaring bankruptcy and cutting vital services, local officials may be wise to take the lead from Brazil and get their constituents directly involved in tough budgetary decisions. … Continue reading

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Writers on the Writing Life: Steven Gillis

I miss teaching.  If I could find the time in my days, I would return in a heartbeat to Eastern Michigan University.  Not that this is possible with all the other irons my fire is heating, and with my wife’s … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

THE SEE-THROUGH CAT by Andreas Economakis Last night I had a strange dream about cats. I was with my family somewhere by a lake. As we walked the small dirt path between the woods and the water, we came across … Continue reading

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