Category Archives: Emotion


****Warning: This is not a happy post. Art by Qakie   I’ve been off the grid. You may have noticed, but probably not. That’s okay. If you’re anything like me, social media is a constant, incoming tide of information, ideas, … Continue reading

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and a counter to “despair”: Hatred Cannot Be Our Answer… (reblogged)

If you read my poem, “despair”, written this terrible morning, you can guess at my tears, but James Radcliffe is correct when he says “despair is a luxury we cannot afford.” Read on; do good. Positive thoughts and acts are … Continue reading

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Warning: This blog is rated PG-13 for V, L, P (politics), SA (substance abuse). Next blog I’ll say something nice. Promise. It’s election year. Enough said, except this year is even stupider than usual. It was one thing when we … Continue reading

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Sure enough, the scent of the Daphne takes me right back to my childhood, To Laurelhurst Park, to honey sunshine and rain sparkles of springs gone by. Gone way by. More than half a century passing. The sky was bluer … Continue reading

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Anger, like a white dwarf star after implosion, lives on.  Like a star, anger is deadly.  Unlike a star, anger is personal.

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