"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."
--Jackson Brown

"It will make you feel young again" --The New Yorker
  < february 2003 >
Well, February is here again. This is a troubled time in general, but hopefully Valentine's Day can provide a bright spot for many of us.

Last month, Gala set up the 2003 Valentine Challenge, and the results are in! Some good stuff can happen when you try to write against certain specific rules...

And that's not all Gala has done, she's also graced us with a Ramble: Catch Phrases, Buzz Words, and The Redemption of the Heart, thoughts on how "Love Story" did our culture no favors. (Actually, it reminds me of ramble I had five (5? Wow.) years ago this month, Why Titanic Misses the Boat...)

Anyway, we hope you read and enjoy!
--Kirk, Blender-Keeper     

the ocean in me - Madison
Lovely luxurious lines.

six years - Trez
Submitted by StVereca. All just a little bit of history repeating. Evocative details.

??? - Gidget

Howling (My 2002) - Tanqueray Cowboy
An entry for the Mayfly Project. (Sum up your last year in 20 words or less.)

Lego Lover - B.K.
I might be biased, I love those plastic bricks.

Love's Credit
Two by Chances are. The first one is a bit of typographical play, and the second is just a way of saying "Olive You".

For Good
Not You
Two brief pieces by Bridget O. "Smell the smell Of bad grammar In the air" -- hrrm.

Celebrate, Damn it!!! - Misti
Retrospective from her Xanga blog.

THE WORKS - Maggie Mink aka RennieLorca
short, sweet.

the cowboy is laughing - Violet
A slice of daydreaming life...

Gala's Ramble
Catch Phrases, Buzz Words, and The Redemption of the Heart.

Heart on Sleeve Corner
415 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

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