Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You've Got Mail

In box ghosts
In god we trust
Picture from forgotten toasts
Friendships cyclical, boom or bust

One, two, three, four
Boldface type between the junk
Plaintive missives to ignore
Memories stored within a trunk

Friday, June 25, 2010

Contributor Biographies

Without the generosity and talent of the amazing writers that have allowed their work to be shared within our community there would be no Bar None Group. Our contributors are listed within one of two groups.

The first group — The Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad — are those writers and artists with a connection to the Costalegre region of Mexico. The kindred spirits who have contributed to the Bar None anthologies.

Our Online Contributors are the beating heart of the Bar None Group. From the four corners of this little blue planet we have been fortunate to share the voices and creativity of this wonderful collective.

The Bar None Group is indebted to all of our contributors. Please read their work and visit their websites.

The Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad

Rebecca Armitage is a child of the sea. Rebecca was first introduced to Barra by her parents as a young child and today, as a woman, she is now a bright light of winter life in Barra de Navidad.

Beth Berube — our very own Erma Bombeck — writes short, humorous stories about a big city gringa who relocates to a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Her writing has also been featured in El Ojo del Mar.

Jody James Buckner's love of traveling and adventure brought him to Barra de Navidad in December of 2009 where he managed to convince a group of talented writers he was one of their peers! Jody reminds us always...'Life is not meant to be watched on TV...'

Mark Butkus wrote about the environment for more than 20 years. In Mexico, Mark exercises the left side of his brain. Caught between two worlds he now calls Chicago home…when not in Barra.

Denise Chatelain is a talented musician that sailed and performed in the Caribbean for many years before recently gracing the shores of Barra de Navidad. This world traveler is plotting her next adventure from British Columbia, Canada to points unknown.

Lover of life, language and smiles, traveler of roads that go on for miles. From the Rocky Mountain desert — Chynna Chilton (that's me!) has come to this village to live by the sea.

Jordan Crittenden (1937-2010) was an enthusiastic believer in the Bar None Group and contributed our first published short story. The Take Two edition of the Bar None Group anthology series is dedicated to Jordan. We miss you, brother. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Existential One-Liners

I never encounter anything except my own responsibility
When you have chosen not to make a choice you have made your choice
Choose — You are free
Freedom is nothing more than a choice that creates opportunities
Man is condemned to be free