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A Subtle Shift in the Light

There are, I believe, pivotal moments in every life. This idea is one that has been much explored in literature, philosophy, art. What a blessing it is, I think, to be gifted with self-awareness in such moments, to be able to feel the subtle shift in the energy of the universe. Of course, sometimes that… Continue reading A Subtle Shift in the Light

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Freedom from Worry

Some of your hurts you have cured, and the sharpest you still have survived, but what torments of grief you've endured, from evils which never arrived. -Ralph Waldo Emerson   Has worrying ever done you any good? It hasn't ever done me any good. I wasn't always a worrier. Some people are born worriers, it's… Continue reading Freedom from Worry

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November

November. It looks like we made it. Thank God. Since August, I've been to the doctor or the lab or the radiologist no less than eight times. Probably a couple of appointments to go before the year is out but, thank you, God, all the "new" tests have produced good news. I am incredibly thankful… Continue reading November

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Point of View

I was looking at some photos from a few years ago for a post I'm thinking about and a couple of things caught my attention. The first thing is that I didn't really care for this photo of me at the time, but now, I think it isn't so awful and can see that in… Continue reading Point of View

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The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

We barely broke eighty degrees here today. There are still some ninety-degree temperatures predicted into the middle of the month, but today Summer officially began to fade. It was windy the first part of the day, settling into a nice breeze this evening. The night air is noticeably cooler, Autumn is set to arrive.  I've… Continue reading The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

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When Half-Gods Go

Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I'm still reading Carl Sandburg's big book of Abraham Lincoln. I've no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have been preserved, were it not… Continue reading When Half-Gods Go

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Saturday

You bark-tweet, shout-scream, whisper-dream, some thing into the void, Clamoring for relevance for distribution to the masses the echo back that tells you your voice reached someone somewhere somehow From here in a quiet room where words play out a merry tune and out of tune relinquish themselves unto the blues the dirges from the… Continue reading Saturday

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The Importance of the Classic Fairy Tale

Yesterday I read an article that I stumbled onto put forth by Vanity Fair, about how Disney is killing off the Fairy Tale romance genre that it helped to create. ( You can read that here.) We've seen things trending in this direction for a while with more of a focus on some of the… Continue reading The Importance of the Classic Fairy Tale

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Unlimited

Unlimited You know what a woman wants? A badass son of a bitch who can make the trip and still treat her like the most precious being on the planet. A man whoโ€™s really a gentleman, even if sometimes she doesnโ€™t act like much of a lady. She wants a proper rescue. She wants gallantry… Continue reading Unlimited