2019, food for thought, giving, Grace, heart, Intelligence, Letting Go, Live, living, love, Navigation., no pulse no reflection no service, Observations, Opinion, peace, perspective, prayer, Resilience and The Modern Woman, Respect, Reverence, Sacred, salvation, Sober., Solitude, soul, the art of living, transcendence, transformation, understanding, unlimited, Values, vampires, Who do you want to be?, Writer, writing, You dig what I'm sayin?

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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Rural America, It’s Where Your Produce Comes From

I watched some news while I had dinner. One of the pieces was about a Berkeley Professor who made some not too bright, classicist, intolerant, ignorant remarks on Twitter, giving us another fine example of the many ways in which higher education often fails. What this Harvard educated professor said, among other things, was this:… Continue reading Rural America, It’s Where Your Produce Comes From

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The Coca Cola Communist

The Coca Cola drinking communist thinks I look ridiculous. He is wearing black high top sneakers, that retail at one hundred and forty dollars. He says they last longer, than cheap canvas tennis shoes. He is wearing a black hoodie, with a label on it, from some designer, he says he doesn't care about that… Continue reading The Coca Cola Communist

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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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End of the Summer Stuff

It is the end of the Summer. I've been doing end of the Summer stuff. I don't feel like talking about writing but, I will say that I noticed, as I was working on something, that I was essentially writing the same story over and over again. I noticed this after watching an episode of… Continue reading End of the Summer Stuff

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Plus One

Well, I had re-activated my Twitter account for eleven days after a couple of important news stories seemingly got by me, as in, some really major things happened and because I had no social media and hadn't turned on the television news for a couple of days, I had no idea. Part of the answer… Continue reading Plus One

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To Bloom and Fly

If you try to force a flower to bloom, prying its petals open, you will destroy it. If you let it be, to do what it does naturally without your "help", in its own time, in its own way, as nature intended, it will open itself to the world. If you open a cocoon before… Continue reading To Bloom and Fly

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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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New Motto

I have a new motto. For some years now my motto has been, "Get up. Go on." It is a good and fine motto. There is nothing wrong with it. I may continue to employ said motto if and as needed. Now I've got a new motto, "Dream bigger." Dream bigger, because it is a… Continue reading New Motto

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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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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

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Ergo Ego

"There is something about yourself that you don't know. Something that you will deny even exists until it's too late to do anything about it. It's the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. This is because you want… Continue reading Ergo Ego

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Do You Have Monsters?

Do you have monsters? Apparently I had a lot of monsters I didn't even know I had. Some of them were political, some of them were religious, some were ideological, some were reflections, some were old fears, and, some were actual people. After a while, for a while, alcohol was one of my monsters. (Sober… Continue reading Do You Have Monsters?

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To Thine Own Self, Be True

"To thine own self, be true." Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My "heroes" have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They've also been people who got up and went on even if things were tough, or after… Continue reading To Thine Own Self, Be True

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Optimism

I'll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn't check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, I realized I'd renewed subscriptions to a… Continue reading Optimism

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I Believe in Love

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABSXJiYQFuI   I'm hoping to get to writing a post in the next couple of days. For now, here's one of my favorite Elton John songs. TS

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The Book That Wasn’t

Going to share a couple of posts today. This first one is about the book that wasn't, or isn't, or won't be. There's a great quote from Philip Roth, "Don't judge it. Just write it. Don't judge it. It's not for you to judge it." For me this applies completely to writing, but not necessarily… Continue reading The Book That Wasn’t

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Grace Slick

https://youtu.be/GAiQf-jQhWI I love this profile piece on Grace Slick,ย  just being unapologetically herself. https://youtu.be/WAJJE5Wo_OY https://youtu.be/tKtJ0XTwgTE Keep making your art. Let your art change, evolve, grow. Most of the creative people that I know, they have more than one area of creative interest and expression. And remember, what the dormouse said, โ€œFeed your head.โ€