Articles with consumerism

Cell Phone and Wedding Ring

Cell Phone and Wedding Ring

always present reminder connection incomplete without it cell phone wedding ring i am taken iphone everyone identity icon portal to everywhere newest version largest sparkle i am worth it afforded pleasure african blood coltan and diamond conflict minerals childhood labor silent…

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Margaret Emerson

When Margaret Emerson retired from her career as a professor of nursing, she felt life open to her true passions: creating art through painting and poetry. She lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where a large artist community promotes exploration and expression. As a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Poets Collective, Margaret attends weekly workshops giving and receiving feedback about members writing. She has published poetry in local newspapers and has given readings at many programs on the island. Margaret’s poems are inspired by the awe in everyday life.

The Voice Within

The Voice Within

When I can listen to the voice inside of me, I will be free. I have allowed myself to become shackled by the expectations of others. I have muted my own voice. Other people fill my heads with shoulds, what I…

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Angela Arenivar

Angela Arenivar is a PhD student at Texas A&M University and a former National Spelling Bee contestant featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Spellbound. She fell in love with the power of words at a young age. When she is not working on papers for her studies, she writes in order to make sense of the world around her. She loves seeing the humor in everyday situations and loves rooting for the underdog.

I Want It. I Need It. I Have to Have It.

I Want It. I Need It. I Have to Have It.

Love songs filter through the radio. Wants and needs and desires and lusts tugging at my heart, my soul, my loins. In the darkness of the movie theater, I watch as forbidden lovers tear each other apart with their eyes. They…

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Lela Casey

Lela Casey grew up on magic and get-rich-schemes. She learned from a very early age that nothing is as it seems, and behind every facade lies a portal to places unknown. When not seeking out rabbit holes or chasing after her three little imps, she spends her time writing about deep thoughts and big adventures. You can find her writing on kveller.com, themid.com, brainchildmag.com, and jkidphilly.com.