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on becoming

  April is National Poetry Month. I knoww! Calm down everyone. I’m laughing – picturing some of you yawning at this dazzling announcement that’s probably going to turn your weekend plans upside down, right? That’s OK. I get it. However, … Continue reading

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Off You Go!

This is the post the old me couldn’t imagine until I sat with tight, nervous hands not yet adept at forming fluent words, making cursive loops onto notebook paper as I wrote the first paragraph of my memoir. Not knowing … Continue reading

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Done and DONE!

Laptop down. Reading glasses down. Folder down. Bottoms up!!! Sometimes when we reflect back on the way our life story unfolds it’s nothing short of serendipitous! Minutes before I finished working on the last insert for the book, Sam arrived … Continue reading

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a wonderment

  In the same way I knew it was time to pack up his room years ago, I always thought I would know when the time was right for me. And somehow through the universe I sensed that our son … Continue reading

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Mot Juste

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I’ve been reading the poet/philosopher, Rumi’s works for years.  So I could think of nothing better than to cite some of my favorite Rumi quotes that are … Continue reading

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living past the dying

My head has been swirling for the past couple weeks for many reasons.  Two of which are the sudden death of Robin Williams and the ongoing debate over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  In regards to the ALS debate: I … Continue reading

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a writing room

“You have to understand what all great painters understand: In order to forget the rules, you must first know them and respect them.” I stand at the pub table just off our kitchen, waiting for the words to find me. … Continue reading

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A RESPITE OF THE BOTANICAL KIND

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” My writer’s brain (and heart) needs a break because one, it needs time to reflect after a trip back home for a family … Continue reading

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The Warrior and the Human

We stand.  Side by side.  Sometimes I follow.  Others I lead. This sounds a bit cliche’.  Rehearsed.  I tried to think of other fresh ways to say it, but this encapsulates my truest ideals as to where I am and how … Continue reading

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are you there?

reach for me out beyond perception in a field of generosity where old souls and new souls gather together, amongst threads of commonality  are you there? i’ll wait for you with a knowing heart are you there? extraneous moments cloud … Continue reading

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