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Accumulated Randomness
a poem by Susan Terris
adult adolescent survey
some reflections on growing up
All Hell at 55
a poem by John Grey
And what about people you see crying in public
a poem by Jaron Kanegson
Armadillo Hunting with an Old Man
an essay by Joby Bass
The Art of Family Photos
a daily selection of sibling photos and recommendations
Bedtime Story
a poem by Leone Scanlon
Benjamin, Hatless
a short story by Bob Levy
ďbreak a legĒ
a few familiar and lesser-known ways to better your chances
Brother
a poem by Gayle Leyton
The Car I Have Become
an essay by Susan Parker
Chickens Have No Myths
a poem by Susan Terris
City Signs
an essay by Jenny Rider
Coffee First
a poem by Dory Hudspeth
collectibles
seven writers take on the car tale challenge
Coming & Going
a poem by Elaine Sexton
Confused and Nearly Lost
a poem by Bill Vernon
A Conversation with Ira Glass
host of "This American Life" talks about teenagers, temping, and growing up
Corona
a poem by Elaine Verdill
Dates—Not a Love Story
fiction by Daria Brown
The Devil's Food
a letter to Catholic League president William Donohue concerning 'Chocolat'
The Distance Between Us
a photo essay by Mimi Chakarova
The Dodge Silver Hawk
a prose poem by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Don't Throw It in the Danube
an article by Chris Togneri
Dot Com Denouement
a poem by Zoë Francesca
Drive-By Shootings
candid cameravan photography by Harrod Blank
East vs. West: A Search for the Perfect Chowder
an essay by Anne Jennings
Einstein in Singapore
an essay by Joan Bieder
Emily
fiction by Marco North
Encounters with Sex, Drugs, and Activists
a conversation with James Fadiman
facts and figures
OtP's tribute to Harper's Index®
A Failure of Intelligence
a poem by Kake Huck
Fake Lezzie
a short story by Susan Scheid
Family Car
a memoir by Colin Berry
Festive Foods
recipes to keep you warm by Lyn Dacanay and Maureen White
a few thoughts on faith, luck, and chance
selected quotations
A Fig Tree Grows in Brooklyn
a poem by LindaAnn Loschiavo
Fire and Brimstone
a story by Dylan Murphy
Fix-it Man
a poem by Lisa Beatman
The Fool
a short story by Deborah Crooks
Fox
a poem by Erik Leavitt
A Full Set of Teeth
an essay by Ana Schwartzman
Funeral Food
a poem by Dory Hudspeth
The Geography of Waxing
an essay by Kate Haug
Girl Gets Job, Loses Boy
an essay by Nada Von Tress
Godís Country
an essay by Jacqueline Heinze
The Good, the Bad, and the Freaks
a look at recent works by John le Carré and Jonathan Lethem
Hammer
a poem by Linda Wojtowick
Hedgehog
a short story by Rachel Haas
Hide and Seek
a poem by Joyce Odam
His name is like a ham sandwich
a poem by Erik Leavitt
Holding it Down for Miles Hartley
a story by Claudia Graziano
Home Plate
a short story by John Shaw
How to Check Out Woody Guthrie
an overview of selected recordings, tributes, and books
How to Pant to Porn
nonfiction by Vincent Eaton
I'll Give You Ten, Game to Eleven
a short story by Jono Marcus
Images of Cuba
photographs by Mimi Chakarova
Indecision on Aisle Seven
a poem by Ruth Daigon
The Insect Parade
a story by Roberta Kwok
Ironing My Hair
a poem by Maggi Grace
The Jar by the Door
a short story by Vera Djordjevich
Keeping the Faith
OtP talks with National Geographic Explorer Maria Fadiman
King
a poem by Shahe Mankerian
Labors of Love
six people who enjoy their work
Lazy Sunday
a poem by Janet McCann
Le Roi Inconnu
nonfiction by Michael Allen Potter
Leaving the Chesapeake
a short story by Edward M. Belfar
Leisure
a poem by Julia Bloch
Letter from Missoula
nonfiction by Rick Stern
Liarís Dice
a poem by Ronald Hobbs
Like This
a short story by Lindsey Crittenden
Lost and Found
a poem by Estelle Padawer
Macho
a poem by Erik Leavitt
The Magnificent Kornblatt
a short story by Todd Schindler
McDadd Arrives Late to the Party
a story in verse by Todd Schindler
Mirror Image
a poem by Gerren Liles
The Mother with Claws
a poem by Andrena Zawinski
Mud Eyes, Fish Head
a short story by Melissa Green
Naked Trees
a seasonal tale by Nina Jordan
Natural Defenses
a poem by Susan Terris
Nereid
a poem by Sara Berkeley
The Next Religion
a poem by Peter Tomassi
New Car Blues
a poem by Charles Fishman
No, I Have Not Surfed Mavericks
an essay by Christian Beamish
odd jobs
a selection of jobs recently posted on craigslist.org
The Odd Success of the Food Film
an article by Mark Palermo
Oh, Give Me a Home
an essay by Samantha Schoech
On First Seeing Baby
a poem by Bill Vernon
On Our Own
a short story by Edith Pearlman
On the Road with the Art Car Tsar
the man behind the machine
'Open Letters' Opens Up
OtP talks to open letters editor paul tough
OtP suggests cars
in literature, film, and music
OtP suggests food flicks and lit picks
a selective smorgasbord of film and literature
OtP suggests male movies
50 films men claim to love and some reasons why
OtPís film picks
faith, luck, and chance at the movies
A Paige from History
an essay by Wendy A. Bilen
Palatino
a poem by Susan Terris
Paul Caponigro
a poem by Leo Vanderpot
Plastic Jesus
a story by Jason George
Psychic
fiction by David Schweidel
Quid Pro Quo
a poem by I. Halpern
quotes of yesterday
selected quotations from our adult adolescence issue
quotes of yesterday
selected quotations from our failure issue
quotes of yesterday
selected quotations from our outsiders & community issue
Rebound for Glory: More Thoughts on Woody
an essay by Pete Mulvihill
The Red Ink
by Janet McCann
Return
a poem by Darcy Cummings
Risky Business Outside
on suburban sprawl and armchair adventurers
Road Rage
a car-free rant by Mark Sisson
roadside attractions
selected distractions from our cars issue
Room at the Inn
an essay by Susan Parker
The Same Gestures at Different Speeds: Work and Pleasure at the Movies
an essay by John Carnahan
Saving My Grandparents
nonfiction by William Nations
Science and Art in the Kitchen
an essay by Debbie Epstein
Searching for the Redemptive Moment
by Nina Jordan
Seder in Prison
a poem by I. Halpern
Sharing Talia
by Andrea Coombes
Shattered
a memoir by Colin Berry
Should You Bowl Alone?
a review of Robert Putnam's book on the decline of social capital in America
The Skin Magician Confesses
a poem by Susan Chambers
Sleeping Near Water
a poem by Charles Fishman
The Snake Pit
an essay by Mary Jo Pehl
Society's Failure
a conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich
Something to Do with All Night Classical Bowling
a poem by Emily Koehn
spring fling menu
a dinner for two featuring the best of spring's early harvest
Stoned Wheat Thins
a poem by Zoë Francesca
Sulking as a Spectator Sport
a poem by Erik Leavitt
summer suggestions
recommendations for enjoying adult adolescence in print and on screen
Surviving the High-Speed Road to Happiness
common sense from L. Ron Hubbard
A Suspicious Event and Several Other Events
a story by Laura McGinley
Synchronicity
a short story by Roger Hart
tales from the past
stories of kith and kin
tales of failure
winners of our 150-word challenge
Tales of the Unemployed
voices from the trenches
Talking with Pam Houston
about dogs, adulthood, parenthood, and the creative process
A Taste of France
an essay by Rikke Jorgensen
thoughts on making a living
"to live well is to work well" and other work-related quotes
thoughts on men
selected quotations from Homer to Homer Simpson
The Touch of Her Skin
a poem by Angela Mankiewicz
A Trio of Prose Poems
by Lorraine Mavis Lupo
Turning Twelve
a photo essay by Caroline Berry
Utopia
a poem by Maureen Tolman Flannery
valentine's day for one
the 'me' celebration
Vermont Is So Unlike California
a short story by Samantha Schoech
What We Touch
photographs by Heidi Zeiger
Whiskey
a poem by Sarah Brown Weitzman
Why You Shouldn't Have Gone in the First Place
a short story by Samantha Schoech
Wild Birds of the Food Court
a short story by Denice Aldrich Jobe
Wine that Maketh Glad the Heart of Man
an essay by Blair Campbell
Worrying
a poem by Bill Vernon
You Can Count on Me, trust me.
real life at the movies


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