Author: Vivian Bikulege

Hearing the Stuff of Dreams

    I woke up this morning from a nightmarish vision of a man whose unshaven face was frozen in an expression much like the character in Edvard Munch’s The Scream.  In my dream, the man could not speak.  Instead, his dark, wide eyes stared directly into mine and I realized that the only way I could communicate with this living sculpture was through sight.  It would be a very lonely and one-sided conversation.

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Turning from a Moment of Joy

    This past weekend, 4900 people were registered for the AWP Conference in Atlanta, GA.  AWP is the acronym for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.  Attendance for this conference has doubled over the past several years and the 2007 meeting included approximately 2200 college and graduate level students.  I had made the decision to attend this conference in the latter half of 2006.  Atlanta is driving distance from Beaufort and I ended up combining my trip with work and personal business as I traveled from Beaufort to Columbia to Greer, eventually landing in Atlanta.

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To Resolve or Not to Resolve

        By the time this article is published, we’ll be ten days into the New Year.  Already, resolutions that were made in the newness of the first sunrise of 2007 will have been tossed aside as we resume our trudge along the routine avenues that comprise the direction of our lives.  A bleak beginning both to this article and to the New Year, wouldn’t you say?

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