The AAPA encourages members to create and publish on our site as well as circulating printed content in the monthly bundle. As part of this effort we are now accepting submissions.
You could write about a local news article, a story from your life, a short story, a poem, or some other subject.
You can also publish an E- Journal. Most journals are in PDF format, while some are .doc or html files. File size must be less than 2 MB.
Send your submissions into the AAPA at Stories. We will get it posted as soon as possible.
On a blustery December night in Rochester, New York in 1979 my husband and I headed to the Rochester International Airport. We planned on meeting with other members of our synagogue, Temple Sinai, to greet a Laotian family whose father had escaped after six years i ... Read more »
Those of us in the business of the word gather magnificent companions. That is, we make friends with those with whom we are constantly in communication or communion–the writers we read. For we tend to do more than read their works–listen to their side of the conver ... Read more »
The first issue of AAPA Miscellany is online. It includes the favorite photos of 2014 by eight photographers with their statements explaining why the photos were favorites. There are nature shots and group photos, photographs that made the takers think of special m ... Read more »
Missing not having a dog in our lives for many years, my husband, Jerry, and I decided to check out some eight week old golden retrievers. Owning a different breed was not an option for us. Our last golden, Jenny, had all the attributes of her breed: intelligence ... Read more »
The postal lady brought the small wrapped box and tooted the mail truck’s horn up by the road. Jack turned from where he stood at the edge of his garden and walked up the hill. He took deep breaths, so that he could say hello to the woman without having to gasp for ... Read more »
My father-in-law, Elias Gurev, was fifty-nine when I met him. He was tall, broad framed with a thick thatch of iron grey hair. His legs seemed mismatched with his body as they were thin. They didn’ seem like they could support his broad chest. ... Read more »
My Aunt Elsie Lembke (1902-1999) was a middle child of Fred and Bertha. Born at Polar in Langlade County, Wisconsin where Fred was in the logging industry. Three months after her birth, Bertha trekked the baby and two siblings, on the train to Dupont to be baptized ... Read more »
I love being at the shore. My job today is counting waves. A retired gentleman of almost seventy years, I count only the waves I like. Over the last hour or so I noted three and then took a break. I like a little conversation on my breaks, but I’m not getting much ... Read more »
Beautiful Bermuda was on nobody’s bucket list in the 1600s. Named for Juan Bermudez, who discovered them about 1505, the islands were feared by the Spanish and Portuguese who rode the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean to Europe. The reefs surrounding the islands are t ... Read more »
My daughter is 80% Irish with a touch of French, red-haired and sassy and a capable woman. At her wedding, I gave her away and “allowed” her to leave our small, quiet, sober (in terms of demeanor, at least) Irish family and join a large, noisy, passionate, even cra ... Read more »
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