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South and West, Joan Didion

I've finished reading "South and West: From a Notebook" by Joan Didion. At one hundred and twenty-six pages, this was a quick read. If you've been following along you've probably gathered that I've become a fan of Joan Didion's writing. I am familiar with her cadence, her style. I often refer to her as "Saint… Continue reading South and West, Joan Didion

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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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Beginner’s Luck

When they first learn to do magic, they think the power they wield is their own. The ego is a weak, insatiable, master, and some of the gods are fickle. And some of the gods are not. And some of the gods are devils. And some things are better forgotten. Only fools dare play with… Continue reading Beginner’s Luck

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December I Am In You, Fantastically So

Where to begin? I finished writing the book, typed the table of contents into it last night. Now the editing begins. I'll probably be completely finished with it...when I'm finished with it. I don't want to jinx it. This book started out as one thing and became something else as I found strength in my… Continue reading December I Am In You, Fantastically So

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Dig A Little Deeper

Over the course of the last two days, I've finally had a little bit of time to work on the book again, "Magdalene Aubergine." I keep thinking it's finished and then it grows. I don't know if it is turning out to be the book I intended to write, but it is the book I… Continue reading Dig A Little Deeper

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Good to Be Home

I am home from a mini-vacation of three days at the beach. We took a trip to celebrate twenty years of marriage, and my birthday is coming up pretty quick, plus, I needed to get away for a few days. The non-stop activity of the last few months had taken its toll. I needed to… Continue reading Good to Be Home

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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.Β  I've… Continue reading The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

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Toad the Wet Sprocket

https://youtu.be/EPzXA9qfBA8   Toad the Wet Sprocket. Music from the 1990s, classified as Alternative Rock, and Grunge. I'm listening to it again and it's speaking to me as much as it did then, when I was in my mid-twenties, a new mom, working on my poems. I think it's going to be my soundtrack for a… Continue reading Toad the Wet Sprocket

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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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Dream Bigger

Do you ever let yourself daydream the most fantastical daydream you can possibly imagine for your life? Some people don't daydream like that. Others will come up with a great "dream life" and then put the kibosh on their own daydream as being "unrealistic" or with the phrase, "it could never happen." Over the years… Continue reading Dream Bigger

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Earthquake Weather

This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don't. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here's the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain't. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself all day long but if… Continue reading Earthquake Weather

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What Makes You Happy?

Here's a quote from the book "Illusions", by Richard Bach... "In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime." That makes the question pretty simple, though perhaps the answer(s) won't be.Β  What makes you happy? When are you the happiest? What are you most happy doing?… Continue reading What Makes You Happy?

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Quantum Leap: The Mona Lisa Question

Big ideas. I'm having a Quantum Leap kind of day. Hypothesizing some things. Suspend your disbelief for a moment and imagine you can see the future. Decades ago, you held an object in your hand, a picture, and looked into the future. You said that what you saw was the Mona Lisa talking, no sound,… Continue reading Quantum Leap: The Mona Lisa Question

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Pigeon Hole

Don't try to put me in your pigeon hole, don't tell me how you sold your soul, I don't really want to know, I've got problems of my own. Don't you know they broke the mold, when they made me? When they made me. I don't want to hear your tale of woe, What you… Continue reading Pigeon Hole

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Danielle Steel

Here's a great write up/interview of author Danielle Steel at Glamour mag. How has Steel written 179 books? She writes/works twenty to twenty-two hours a day. If that sounds like b.s. to you, you might not be a writer, or at least not one who knows what it's like to lose yourself in the story,… Continue reading Danielle Steel

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At Ease With One’s Self

The people I've loved the most are those so confidently at ease with themselves, that they put others at ease. If there's a guy railing against bacon, why it's bad for you and no one should ever eat bacon because he hates it, and no one should ever listen to music from the 1950's either,… Continue reading At Ease With One’s Self

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The Keeper

The Keeper A slow and steady flame, Does burn inside this heart, Though with it knowledge came, To rip my soul apart.   Of the garden fruit, I ate, And it hath digested me, I wondered out the gate, Eager to be free.   But the world I found out there, I could not understand,… Continue reading The Keeper