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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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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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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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You Can’t Say Bitch in Bean Town

Well, as yet, you still can, but legislation has been introduced in Massachusetts by Democrat Dan Hunt to ban the derogatory use of the word "bitch" and to make such use of the word punishable.   This Meredith Brooks song wasn't ever a favorite of mine, but that could change. https://youtu.be/_ivt_N2Zcts   Everything is offensive… Continue reading You Can’t Say Bitch in Bean Town

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Not Quite Trivialities

I've been sick with a terrible cold for the last few days. Today I made myself get up, get dressed, get some things accomplished. I spent two days on the sofa or in bed, watching horrible television shows. I watched a bunch of crime shows until I began to get creeped out. Then I ended… Continue reading Not Quite Trivialities

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The Attempted Elimination of the Middle Class

I live in California. I was born in California during a time when being a first-generation Californian was still something of a thing, even if it was one that was on its way out. I spent the first years of my life in Southern California, and my beginning grade school years in Texas and Oregon.… Continue reading The Attempted Elimination of the Middle Class

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The First Day of Fall, and Life Ever After

The first day of fall has arrived, the Autumnal Equinox. I am three years sober, sans alcohol, as of today. But not only that, I am also free of all prescription medications, unless you want to count heavier doses of Ibuprofen. I have something called Still's Disease, and I've probably had it all my life.… Continue reading The First Day of Fall, and Life Ever After

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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.ย  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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What They Didn’t Teach Us in School, Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, and the History of the United States

I am continuing my reading of "Abraham Lincoln: The Prarie Years, The War Years" by Carl Sandburg. I've decided to share some of the content of this amazing book as I go along, as well as some of my learning from it. It is an incredible book, one of the best books I've ever read… Continue reading What They Didn’t Teach Us in School, Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, and the History of the United States

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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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Forward

This isn't what I was going to write about today. I was going to write about dreams, about thinking positive, being happy, and dreaming bigger. I'm going to save that post for another time. Perhaps tomorrow. I logged on to my computer today and the first thing I saw was a headline about the shooting… Continue reading Forward

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Inspirations

I've re-started a Tumblr page, and I've created a companion page to this page. The goal is, to keep what is good, to focus on the good things, to find ways to use the internet creating one's own filters for content while also creating content. I couldn't take anymore of the ugliness. I am a… Continue reading Inspirations

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The Vibe Changed

  I've been tempted to log back on to twitter, to save my account before the thirty days is up. I've resisted that temptation. I've lost track of my phone several times in the last six days, since completely exiting the social media merry-go-round. No sooner was I tempted to get back on twitter, than… Continue reading The Vibe Changed

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Making Changes, Driving the Car

I am off twitter once and for all and for good. (Only took how many tries?) They just changed their format anyway and, I wasn't digging it. But, I'd already made my decision. I think the point at which something goes from being something useful and enjoyable, to being a distraction, for whatever reasons, it's… Continue reading Making Changes, Driving the Car