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grateful artist

December 11th, 2018

what doesn’t look like home actually is

My fifty year-old Navy Veteran friend has been living in his van with two large dogs for almost three years. Continue reading “grateful artist” »

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Paradise- gone

November 27th, 2018

Deadly Camp Fire

The devastating Camp Fire catastrophe eliminated the entire town of Paradise. Hundreds are dead and gone, many will never  be found or return. Continue reading “Paradise- gone” »

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natural flying into other dimensions

November 20th, 2018

bird looking and leaving

Yesterday’s wonderful dream: Continue reading “natural flying into other dimensions” »

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caring

November 13th, 2018

reading supports our dreams

My youngest son is in Graduate School in Jamaica, studying Heritage Culture. He’s evaluating how cultures value their history. It’s a fascinating topic that few people really consider, and he’s learning how to think. Continue reading “caring” »

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behaving serenely

November 6th, 2018

it’s not bad to sit quietly

Three months ago I made a commitment to sit with my eyes closed for 20 minutes twice a day, in the morning and at night. Continue reading “behaving serenely” »

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Chops

October 23rd, 2018

loss

my Earthly presence operates with unsteady willpower

should I check my bank balance or write a poem? Continue reading “Chops” »

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Hill of Crosses

October 15th, 2018

there must be a million crosses here

Siauliai, Northern Lithuania is a pilgrimage site mainly for believers of Catholic Christianity, but ancient historical origins  place crosses in this particular location for hundreds of years, since the lost uprising Wars of Independence of 1831. Continue reading “Hill of Crosses” »

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why fear?

October 9th, 2018

choice is an option

Tremendous fear floats around our country and I’m getting tired of feeling its control of people, places and things.  I don’t have to live in fear, and choose another way live. Continue reading “why fear?” »

who possesses?

September 25th, 2018

How much magic is really in the past?

My grandmother Brown was in her eighties when she moved from Baltimore to live with us for the third time, because she had nowhere else to go. Neighbors helped my mother convert our garage into her bedroom, with a portable heater, and she was grateful. Continue reading “who possesses?” »

tunnel space

September 18th, 2018

this is what the trains looked like from our tunnels

In my last blog,  I mentioned Gaston Bauchard’s The Poetics of Space theory.  He researched space with a poetic lens, and his theory that childhood locations determine our creative internal spaces reminded me of two tunnels near the house where I grew up.  Continue reading “tunnel space” »

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