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Twitter: The Power of a Question

Posted by admin on August 5, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Galen Rodgers muses on the power of questions, whether in the normal forms of discourse or in newer forms of communication. Recently, I had an experience on Twitter that changed my perspective of not only the power of asking one simple question through a social media platform, but also how one’s question can […]

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The Bridge

Posted by admin on July 22, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Elaine Ambrose muses on an event that occured at the Perrine Memorial Bridge As kids, we would hold our breath as our mother drove across the Perrine Memorial Bridge north of Twin Falls. I remember looking down at the Snake River, almost 500 feet below, and wondering what it would feel like to […]

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The Winds of Diyarbikir

Posted by admin on June 17, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Sheila Robertson takes us into a snapshot of the past. I stand on a windy hill, watching dust whirl over the dun-colored soil. Two women in black chadors work in a field, gathering purple-flowered herbs, and an old man sits in the shade fingering his evil-eye beads. Wildflowers and thistles wave between large […]

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The State of My Backyard

Posted by admin on May 27, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

The regular Friday blog took a week off for meanderings in the Oregon outback. This week we return with Virginia based visual artist and writer Betty Plevney musing on her backyard through prose, sketching and haiku. PREAMBLE I moved to Richmond, Virginia, four years ago. It was an economically wise but sad decision as I […]

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Words inspire pictures inspire words

Posted by admin on April 29, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Idaho photographer and educator Mike Shipman guest blogs in this week’s regular Friday edition. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a writer; which was after I had passed up opportunities for lead guitarist in a rock band, pro football player, archaeologist, and architect. Words were escape, and still are; a transportation […]

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Fun With Genealogy

Posted by admin on April 22, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Chuck Dennis plumbs genealogy in this week’s edition of the regular Friday blog. This piece is a real departure from the normal Ken Rodgers blog entry. No descriptions of austere American deserts or green forests and mountains, and no birds or endless skies. No cowboys or soldiers or bad but interesting old times […]

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Handful

Posted by admin on April 1, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

This week essayist and guest blogger Susan Bono muses on handfuls. The first time I got pregnant, I hoped for a girl. I knew nothing about babies and everyone said girls were easier. Three years later, when a sonogram revealed a second son, I had to grieve the daughter I would never have, but I’d […]

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Things You Do For A Free Lunch With Chub

Posted by admin on February 18, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

One of my favorite types of contemporary fiction is the flash, the short-short, or sudden fiction. I like this type of story for the lyrical way it is composed. I also like that the meaning is generally left for the reader to discern. One of my good friends—California writer Guy Biederman— is an expert practitioner […]

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Feral Kittens

Posted by admin on February 4, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

This week Ken’s blog features California teacher and short story composer Jamey Genna, whose writing is quirky, poignant and her irony will knock you off balance. Well, what I constantly have been thinking about for the past three months are these three feral kittens I trapped, that don’t seem to be all that feral.  They […]

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Schelkovo

Posted by admin on January 21, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

This week we begin the first of our guest blogs on kennethrodgers.com with a little piece of dynamite by the Boise, Idaho dynamo, Amanda Turner.   Schelkovo Five American girls journey from Moscow to Schelkovo to see where I’ve landed.  English rises in me like champagne bubbles.  Native speak strikes me giddy, while my isolation […]

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