Author Archives: Nan Mykel

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.

Ravitch on Kucinich and Charter Schools

Kucinich, who served 16 years in Congress, was Cleveland mayor in the late 1970s, and ran for president in 2004 and 2008, plans to hold town hall-style forums across the state in Centerville, Columbus, Parma, and Elyria Monday through Thursday. … Continue reading

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Aww…Missed Thursday Limericks! d’Verse

There once was a lady named Myrtle whose body was shaped like a turtle But no one knew Except the few Who helped her into her girdle.

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IF I SHOULD DIE WHILE I’M AWAKE – for d’Verse

If I should die while I’m awake will I go seeking absolution, dragged down by the shackles of sin in my swollen belly, or ship out soundlessly from my berth into the eternal matrix where sins are but a fleet … Continue reading

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Refreshing

As I was cleaning out some genealogical papers, I came across one I had forgotten about, and in this day and age I found refreshing: A notice from the Henry County Bulletin years ago: The Poet for Councilman To the … Continue reading

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Guns and Roses

Shannon took videos of the International Street Fair yesterday, in Athens, Ohio, for Public Access Television. I was asleep when she got back and she didn’t wake me, so I don’t know how it went. I saw in the paper … Continue reading

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a sister’s love – a reblog by Survivor Road

Originally posted on survivor road:
In silence she moves ????the air itself doesn’t betray her presence there is nothing to announce her arrival She walks slowly ????bulbous eyes locked on the floor ????????????where, in the center ????????her prize awaits She…

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The Truth Shall Set You Free?

I apologize.  I failed to include one truth from my book Fallout: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders and Others. I was afraid one piece of truth I came across might be destructive to victims of severe sexual abuse in childhood, and … Continue reading

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