Category Archives: Inspiration


As we enter into a favorite time of year, with fresh sweet corn and ample tomatoes, I will share a short one from the past. My father taught me how to pick the best ear of corn. He told me … Continue reading

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Lion Tamer

Sometime in young adulthood, I got interested in Astrology. Not sure why it took me so long. My family was so into all of it. Tarot cards, astrological charting, palm reading, Ouija boards, levitation, etc. The mysterious arts. I never bought … Continue reading

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The $1.00 Car Wash

After a week-long road trip, it was a welcome sign. CAR WASH $1. A group of about 30 people, all ages, all races gathered with sponges, hoses, soap- filled buckets and towels and did an amazing job. As I approached to … Continue reading

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Flesh Tone

Artists understand. It takes a very small palette to create any skin tone. The shades are so close. Some day. Comments closed.  

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The Island #Writephoto

From John Donne, London, 1614. Meditation 17 Devotions upon Emergent Occasions ‘No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by … Continue reading

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Stealing Elegance

On my first trip to New York City, I stole a spoon from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was not only the first time for me to the biggest of cities, it was the first and only time I committed … Continue reading

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3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 3

From Lewis Carroll, in  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a message to self. Thanks to Rob for the challenge nomination.  

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3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 2

When called upon to tell her story, Alice asks “Where do I begin?” The King has the perfect answer. From the 1865 classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, it might be the best advice for a writer, ever. With thanks to … Continue reading

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The Final Gift

I had planned a week of tributes to my larger-than-life father. Then, Orlando happened. Like so many, I struggled.  I’ll save his stories for another time, and resubmit this one. It was special to me. Father’s Day gifts. Some say it’s … Continue reading

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Epiphanies at Dawn

The sun rose today at 5:27 a.m. I know this because there is a program on my computer called F.lux that moderates light, brightening the screen at daybreak, dimming it at sunset. I see it happen every day. Morning is … Continue reading

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