"I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving."
--Mr. Rogers

"It will make you feel young again" --The New Yorker
  < march 2003 >
Time marches on and winter grinds some of us through its icy maw. But the days are getting longer and the snow piles are shrinking and we'll get through this yet.

Last month had Valentine's Day in it, of course, and that romantic season always brings a shade more traffic to the Blender.

Some terrific works this month, and the feature is of a review of a somewhat naughty and fraudulent but still compelling collection of photos and commentary, Naked Pictures of my Ex-Girlfriends.

As always, read and enjoy!
--Kirk, Blender-Keeper     

Heartbreakers and Hellraisers - coujeaux
Great, lively, evocative piece, a night at the Country Western Bar.

I EAT STONE - ladyinwaiting
A remarkable central image, and good use of repeated phrasings.

Falling Gently Down - Tanqueray Cowboy
A lovely sense of reserve in this scene of "Twilight in Winter".

Relationship Tips - Trout Almondine
Funny advice...funny bad advice.

A New Tapestry - Ali
Cool, formally patterned work.

Babe - Please Don't Forget... - Rhetoric
Man, I know what it's like to have a favorite pen.

Life without you
He was back
Two by jwb71913. The first is cohesive work formed from a collection of limericks, some really shine. The second is an evocative slice of life.

NEXT OF KIN / Where Do I Sign ? - Champagne
A small turning of the mundane into the sublime.

August 23, 2002 1:45 AM - Jon
The ordinary moment.

A love letter? - Unknown
Submitted by CryingShame58. A small joke making the e-mail rounds.

Simplest Things - wolfscreamer
The power of observation.

Hearts break everyday - Star of David
I think this might the best title for a work this month.

Betrayed - darrius57
Vignette. I think I'm most blown away by the final two lines.

Two by RennieLorca The first is a short piece written under the guise of Maggie Mink, the second is a great cultural name drop, I learned something looking it up on Google.

Blender Review
The Blair Witch of Boudoir Photography, Mark Helfrich's "Naked Pictures of My Ex-Girlfriends"

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

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