Excerpt: “Holy Mother of Selina Sky”

My sincerest thanks for all the kind words and well wishes from my blogging friends. I needed to get my priorities sorted, particularly with respects to the relationships in my life. I started writing again, in earnest, and managed to salvage the most important relationship I have, other than the one with God. I’ve also…

i go to work

i go to work some days i flow soft like the first kiss of spring sun or an untouched creek i’m gentle, cool and smile ’cause God is there and you my dear, always you my dear but on other days, i rage in the night a cry of pain, of cold, of heat lost…

Random Photo Prompt

I posted this to my photo blog and wondered what people could do with it. If you’re so inclined, I’d love to see what words (or other art forms) you can make, with this as inspiration. It’s not a great photo, but it’s a pretty cool sign. And if that one doesn’t move you, maybe…

every morning, when u rise

every morning, when you rise they’ll shout the gloom and whisper hope. but truth is what your heart accepts, hear the whispers and you’ll cope. every morning, when you rise bruised and battered, full of fail sing the song that susurrates, “nine times fallen, next time sail.”  

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I bet I made you smile. You’re welcome.

My Church Has Bugs

My church is nature. On Sundays, you will find me in communion with God, here, amidst his works. Now some would say that means I am spiritual, but not religious. They would be wrong. Although I believe  in houses of God, I prefer the house God built. With the earth my church, I am forced to…

What LeBron and Jordan Taught Me about Writing (and Life)

Writer’s Note: This is a long post, but it’s about the NBA, Writing, and the Key to Life. I am a fan of NBA basketball. In fact, it’s fair to say I’ve been a near fanatic for most of my life. I grew up watching the greats: Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Frazier, Jerry West. I was…

Seeing Beyond the Gray

“Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.” –  Richard Cecil For me, beautiful means red. Certainly there is beauty in the other colors, but it…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (if you get off your butt)

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh the places you’ll go.” – Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) “I feel that luck…

Creativity

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” — Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) “When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the…

Beauty

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful.” – Sophia Loren As a child, if someone told you that you were pretty or sweet, or smart, in all likelihood you would not have spent a second questioning the truth of that. However as adults, somehow we allow our mirrors to get…

Have a Goal – Fixate on the Future

This post was first posted on my other blog, Fix Your Mirror, and I thought I’d add it here. I starting writing when I was 19 years old – poetry, essays, short stories, whatever the mood dictated. The timing makes me wonder if my own daughter will shortly find her first life’s passion. I never…