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"He smiled and read his morning paper"
Over coffee buttered rolls and cool jazz
by Joseph Vega

"Tool marked and worn"
Grandfather's Workbench
by Joseph Vega

“He should go out west before it was too late”
My Cousin
by Joseph Vega


"Attention to the pitch and yaw"
In the Wake of an Albatross
by JD Clay


"In silver struggling heaps"
Shad Run
by Marion Menna


"A snake of river below"
The View from Beacon Rock
by Shelley Peters

"Our voices low and soothing"
We Spoke of Many Things
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


"I loved your lakes, your purity"
St. Helens
by Janet Leister


“Once upon a 1950's time”
For the Men
by Starlite Motel


"It will not grin or sing"
Music and Bread
by Patrick T. Randolph 




Selected Writings

By Curt Johnson
Review/Interview By: Charles P. Ries


Making Peace With Dad
by Vivian L. Geffen

A lemony flavor juxtaposed with the peppery taste of
radish and ginger wakes up those dormant taste buds
Sorrel and Radish Salad
from the kitchen garden of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Watch Dad's eyes pop out when you serve "dessert" first!
Mom’s Old Fashioned Meatloaf for Dad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A souvenir of childhood for Dad on his special day!
Mulberry Ice
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John





Oil paintings by Ben Kasazkow


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