Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Halves of a (W)hole

When one faces being torn apart on the home front, one’s self is torn apart. That is only half the heartbreak: the loss of one’s ability to be as self-loving … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Entangled Grief

Perhaps this sounds odd, but I’m feeling alive this morning working on the getting-close draft of the call-out for contributions to the Transforming Grief anthology that I’m collaborating on with … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Siding with Life

And so the fight begins So it continues, from battles before, battles ahead Contiguous Though their history books will teach otherwise We’re made to whisper to each other In shadows … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rehumanizing Ourselves

Sometimes, if we listen real close, our subconscious speaks louder than the cacophony of voices that we’re thoroughly aware of. That we are, in fact, surround-sounded by, until most of … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Absent Home

It seems to always return to this as a rebel. The dis-ease of exilic existence. Not fitting in this world precisely because of trying to make a new one. Not … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weaker Than

  “my heart is weak,” they replied “mine too,” i echoed to no one, knowing no one will believe me but it is so so weak weak from wanting weak … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Are Our Communities Strong Enough for Police to Be Obsolete?

A new wildly fanciful and completely essential goal, with so many potential tactical and strategic angled to make it materialize, seems to be emerging out of this upsurge — uprising? … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

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