The First Days of WW2 by Maureen Mullally

On September 6th 1939, I was 6 years old Gillian asked me to play. She lived across the road and sometimes cars went by, so Mummy said I had to be very careful crossing. Gillian had lots of dolls, but they weren’t as nice as mine. I told her they needed a wash. She didn’t like that…

A Brief Biography of Letitia Youmans by Allan Seymour

Letitia Creighton Youmans: Teacher, temperance crusader and champion of women’s rights Letitia Creighton was born in 1827 near Baltimore (now Creighton Heights) to John and Annie Creighton. Letitia began her schooling at age four in a log house, and by age six travelled a mile and a half to Hulls Corners for classes. At sixteen, she…

Two Poems by Reva Nelson

Focus what makes the most sense for me to focus on today should I smell the earth after the much-needed rain   what about the sight of children playing separately apart unsure of whether they can touch or not   should I listen for the doorbell even though no one can visit damned this cursed…

Moving Forward by Chris Cameron

Some runners wear headphones and listen to music or audiobooks, but I love hearing the sound of my shoes hitting the road as I run through hills of Northumberland. Different sounds for different roads: pat-pat on pavement; critch-critch on gravel; and a kind of a wash-wash on dirt roads. It isn’t unusual for me to…