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Tim Farrington is a writer and housecleaner who lives in San Francisco, California, where he is cultivating an indoor garden and a sense of humor.
Margaret MacKinnon recently returned from Japan, where she lived for four years. She now lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she studies English Literature and writes.
D. Patrick Miller writes that “having almost completely recovered from a three-year stomach ache, I recently came across the story of an enlightened Buddhist monk who was constantly ill. A student asked the monk, ‘How can you be enlightened and yet sick all the time?’ The monk replied, ‘I am sick as long as all men are sick.’ What a dumb story!”
Jim Ralston has decided on his epitaph: “Here lie the bones of an honest man, as far as he knew.”
David Romtvedt lives and writes in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Deborah Shouse lives in Leawood, Kansas. She writes, “Creativity does come out of chaos. The other morning I thought, looking for love is nothing compared to looking for clean and matching socks.”
Donald N. Unger is a New York City-born writer, currently living in exile in Michigan, teaching high school and working on a novel. His stories have appeared in Quarto and The Quarterly.
Irving Weiss is a writer and former English professor at the State University of New York in New Paltz. He lives in Chestertown, Maryland.
Paul Williams is the author of Das Energi, Waking Up Together, and, most recently, Remember Your Essence. He lives in northern California.
Thomas Wiloch is the author of Stigmata Junction and Paper Mask. He works as a writer for a reference book company in Detroit, Michigan.
Susie Forrester lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.