Love and Alchemy
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- My Backyard is a Crime Scene
August 05, 2013 10:32PM
- Eating with Dogs
July 31, 2013 02:52PM
- Mental Illness is Hilarious
July 29, 2013 10:48PM
- Dancing with the Devil
July 25, 2013 03:52PM
- You do not do....
July 19, 2013 09:18PM
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cummings, needed this.
March 15, 2014 11:14PM
- “I am so sorry; I am glad
you feel her spirit.”
February 26, 2014 10:54PM
- “ah your poetry warms my
soul on this blistery cold day
January 26, 2014 03:18PM
- “Glad you and yours are
OK; here's wishing 2014 bring
December 31, 2013 10:24AM
- “Ah… luminous. It
leaves me awash with hope,
Thanks you for
December 25, 2013 10:59PM
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It seems that whenever there is some national dragnet for a criminal or pair of criminals on some murderous spree, Ohio makes the news. They are either from Ohio or passing through Ohio. And for some… Read full post »
I don’t know what was in my lunch today, but all of a sudden, I found myself in the heads of my dogs who were keeping sacred vigil over my victuals.
That’s Lola, the brindle one on the right. I’ve had her since she was eight weeks old.… Read full post »
Although this is loosely based on true events, details were changed to protect the identity of individuals involved.
My brother Bruno used to love to sit in the front yard of our house, action hero in hand, watching… Read full post »
When I was a little girl, I would lay awake in bed at night and look at the bad man in the shadows. He menaced me, stared at me from the corner of the ceiling opposite my window. He was not afraid of moonlight. I knew he was after the magical… Read full post »
I have been reading Julia Camerons The Artists Way and one of the assignments she suggests are Morning Pages which are 750 words first thing in the morning of whatever pops into your head, So while writing my 750 words this morning I made a startlling discovery . I can type… Read full post »
I spent the mot incredible week at the Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop this past June, studying literary non-fiction with Rebecca McClanahan and our Kenyon Fellow Annette Gendler. I was with an amazing group of writers; since we're all spilling our guts out, the non-fiction folks bonded very quickly.… Read full post »
Twenty years ago today, my mother passed away. Miss you, mom.
In Gabriel Garcia-Marquez’ book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, the family patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendia loses his mind and spends the rest of his days tied to a tree. The family comes out to feed him, but Jo… Read full post »
This is my second experiment in my assignment to write a self portrait in preparation for a writer's workshop I will be attending in a few weeks. Actually, I wrote this before the self portrait I posted last week called Heart Yoga. Didn't like it, but played with it some more… Read full post »
In a few weeks, I will be attending a writer's workshop for literary non-fiction. Our first pre-conference assignment is to write a self-portait. So I am experimenting with different formats. I eliminated my first go at the assignment as too flat and gimmicky. This is my second variaton. Our assignme… Read full post »
My mom would have been 79 years old May 9th and this June 11th will be the 20th anniversary of her passing. I still miss her every day but after twenty years that bittersweet longing is mostly just sweet. She would have hated growing old anyway.
My mom raised two children… Read full post »
"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
Lately, there has been lots of speculation and discussions about forgiveness and prosecution of perpetrators who commit terrible deeds. One headline I saw today even read, "Stop forgiving t… Read full post »
I have had the honor to be the one to have to make the decision regarding when to institute DNR (do not resuscitate) protocols twice-- with my mother and again when my brother passed away. I have shared parts of those experiences in this post here. I don't mean to speak… Read full post »
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and
gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love --and then,
for a second time in the history of the world, man will have
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Some sport bandanas. Others wear cowboy hats or tutus. So… Read full post »
Hello dear OSers, I miss you all dearly and have just moved to the other Salon but will continue to post here as long as I am able. I am also at www.storiesandstorytellers.com. I am starting a book on Mozambique and hope to publish some of the stories behind the stories… Read full post »
Hello friends, I have been away for many reasons but not because I don;t miss all of you kind people. I will return when things simmer down at my work. In the meantime, I wanted to share this wonderful documentary. People with developmental disabilities were asked one question: "If you could… Read full post »
In Gabriel Garcia-Marquez’ book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, the family patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendia loses his mind and spends the rest of his days tied to a tree. The family comes out to feed him, but Jose Arcadio Buendia loses the ability to really be present in the family.… Read full post »
I am noticing too many buff legislators out there. Why do these people have so much spare time to work out while people are losing their jobs and getting thrown out into the streets? I want my lawmakers to be fat with bags under their eyes because they’re eating… Read full post »
I recently found an article by Kelly Heyboar on the Huffington Post regarding the growing acceptance of the developmentally disabled in church. I understand that to have people in a congregation who do not follow accepted norms of conduct can be experienced as disruptive. I appreciate that… Read full post »
The attack on teachers has been escalating for years. They are humiliated, vilified and punished for not being able to solve all the world's problems in their classrooms and for fighting for a living wage.
My mother was a teacher. She taught from 3 year olds to adults. She was equally… Read full post »
I have not been around much lately. I apologize. My colleagues and I are trying to respond to a request by a local school district and we need to process the paperwork and try to be in and out of schools before April, before testing season. The last thing teachers and… Read full post »