- Here and there in Alaska & Montana, United States
- May 09
- I am a writer. I think.
- Sure. I'll make tea.
- In my avatar pic I am holding someone's pet skunk somewhere in Oklahoma when I was four. I guess I have always been an accepting type of girl.
• It is all about trying. Sometimes laughter is the only medicine. I am often, as I like to say, creatively confused. Although I am what some would describe as accomplished, I want to be a better being. I love as I try.
• My work posted here is of course copyright Natalie K. Munden.
• Oh, and did you know that some people take drugs in order to experience vertigo ON PURPOSE?
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- Beddy-Bye Story for A Bad Cat
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July 04, 2012 09:02AM
- OC Repost: Trepidation on a
Train from London
June 21, 2012 01:04AM
- From Under a Black Sky: Thanks
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May 27, 2012 10:34PM
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is the closest toilet.
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with a neighbor about recent
and said, "We
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- “If the media asked me to
do an interview about what you
like in high
April 20, 2013 02:45AM
- “Well, I guess I can
cancel today's trip. Thanks
for making it
April 13, 2013 05:09PM
- “Sometimes you make me
think I should cry.”
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Maraj (not her real name) & Wild Ways to Learn Words: 42
Cantabrigian: (kant-uh-BRIJ-eeuh-n) adjective
1. Of or relating to Cambridge, England, or Cambridge, Massachusett… Read full post »
Once upon a time there was a fluffy orange kitty. Though he looked sweet he was sometimes very, very bad. He stole condoms and things like that. He swiped items made of lace and rubber and fleece. In the mirror he spit and puffed up, trying to appear as the
The 140 character tweet limit is pure torture for the verbose; truly. Therefore, I seek grander spaces to stretch my brain and write the important or inane. Tout tweet.
Re-post in response to Out on a Limb's Open Call:
British friends David and Catherine urged me on more than one occasion to cash in my frequent flyer miles and visit them in England, telling me they would take care of the rest when I arrived.… Read full post »
A re-post for Memorial Day:
My Uncle Randy was in Vietnam in the worst of conditions next to getting severely wounded or killed.
He made it out in one piece, but for years no one in the… Read full post »
1. Your main trait: Creative persistence?
2. The quality you like best in a man: Reliability
3. The quality you like best in a woman: Self Respect
4. Your main flaw: Lack of self-discipline
5. Last time you cried: Last week
6. Ideal job: Some… Read full post »
It seems I am not as forgiving as I thought I was. My instinct for this Open Call was to invite all my K-12 teachers, the bad ones and the good, including my mother, who home schooled my sister and me for the first few years… Read full post »
Of all the books that have ever been dreamed, written, painted or carved, I wish I could have been the scribe for the words of the holy books of every religion. Perhaps, just perhaps, I might have had the opportunity to write th… Read full post »
Happy New Year!
I was making great progress on cleaning off my desk, which is my goal for today - that, and getting on my treadmill. SUDDENLY, and it has happened before to be sure, my final stack of papers became unavailable to me.
I know, I know... She works… Read full post »
On a cold October evening a few days from Halloween, the clear, evening sky was in the beginning stages of a total, lunar eclipse. My mother was in the hospital recovering from surgery to repair a hernia that had allowed part of her intestines to be where they should not.… Read full post »
I thought I would post an article I wrote in 1996 at the request of my alma mater, the University of Montana. I lived in Barrow, Alaska for seven years and have been up there several times since I moved away. I have great friends at the top of the world.… Read full post »
Filled with, exhibiting, or proceeding from excessive pride,
especially in one's achievements or abilities.
[From Latin vana gloria (empty pride), from vana, feminine of vanus (empty) + g… Read full post »
Here is Part Two. Thanks for reading and commenting! I look forward to reading what I don’t yet know about all of you!
I have never gotten over the
notion that honey is basically, bee spit.
#8 … Read full post »
I have not had time to write. I have been reading and commenting as much as possible, but not writing. Busy, busy. Thankfully, Fusun especially, has not given up on me!
It is late. I just sat down and learned about the Open Call for 12… Read full post »
Maraj (not her real name) & Wild Ways to Learn Words: 1
Confronted with Heart Unbound
Peace Will Lie Within
Warmth Results in Spark
Buzz in a Quickening Mind
The Artist Creates
A Desire to Know
Does Not… Read full post »
I tend to touch people as I talk, offer encouragement if the moment calls for it, or laugh at jokes. I like to laugh. A co-worker once told me that I was too happy, that I smiled too much. Smiled too much? How odd. He was stran… Read full post »
I just read Kirk Nielsen’s article, Can We Rescue the Republic Before the Dark Politics Take Over? which Matt Paust, a.k.a. ClarkK, linked in his recent Tribe post. Very interesting take on an assortment of woes.
The portion of the article about polarization in the U.S. seemed especially on… Read full post »
Click on graphic to find a link to the Latest Edition of the
Barrow, Alaska Visitor's guide
I lived in Barrow, Alaska for seven years and have been up there several times since. If you are going to go somewhere, it might as well be to the… Read full post »
1.What is your favorite word?
My favorite word is hope. In fact, my mother has more than once called me “The Energizer Bunny of Hope.” I seem to be persistent, if not always at the highest speed.
2. What is your least… Read full post »
I wanted to put something positive in the feed, a small bit of cheer to counter the angst I see and feel emanating from people living and writing in this uncertain world.
&n… Read full post »
On waters far from sunwashed shores
On the pirate ship known as Midnight Run
Drinking wine and rum, she called for more
Knowing abundance was in store
Diving for pearls, seeking treasure
The captain and crew, canons loud and long
Expecting… Read full post »
for my friends is natural, like breathing.
I have learned my friends are there for me too, with a measure of support I treasure. Sociopaths can really diminish the light of life or a time.
My Great-Aunt Betty Craft loved flowers and gardens. Having never learned to drive and with health issues that made driving not such a good idea anyway, Aunt Betty spent most of her days taking care of her plants and flowers in and around her Southern California home.
Some of… Read full post »
Cantabrigian: (kant-uh-BRIJ-eeuh-n) adjective
1. Of or relating to Cambridge, England, or Cambridge,
… Read full post »