Tag Archives: Poetry

A Mom’s Birthday

May 26, 2016

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Among my mom’s many talents is her ability to express herself in writing. Unfortunately, she’s a shy writer. That said, I am not afraid to publish her musings (with permission, of course) for all of you to enjoy. I’ve been saving today’s poem because it provides an all-too-relatable theme for many of us on our […]

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Aiming low to get high

April 18, 2016

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“Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and — if at all possible — speak a few sensible words.” Goethe I hope your weekend was as spectacular as mine. Abundant sunshine, minimal pollen, a Saturday nap, a date night,  family and friends nearby – […]

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Trouble is what you make it

March 2, 2016

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Have you ever noticed how great poetry inspires at the same time it challenges? How it lifts your spirits while addressing topics which are -hmmm, shall we say, “downers”? I appreciate the juxtaposition of assorted poetry voices. This poem by Edmund Vance Cooke is a classic for a reason and feels particularly apt today when […]

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On writing.

February 10, 2016

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Do you hear voices when you write? Maybe not actual voices, but echos of people who have influenced how you write? I hear the TA in English 5 announcing he’ll take off 5 points for every inessential form of “to be.” I think of my English teacher who told me “that” was a four-letter word […]

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The risk of judging tomorrow by today

January 5, 2016

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Five days into the New Year and you may already feel defeated. This is the risk of putting a big emphasis on new starts; they can soon feel just like old times. Rarely do days and lives make radical turns. Life is typically more subtle. Small steps. Slow beginnings. Turning Tides. Any given day may […]

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An Ode to Home

November 25, 2015

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Like so many of you, this is a “home-going” week for me and the team. This is the week I feel like throwing off my shoes, slipping into my favorite pair of jeans, and lounging around for a while. The pace isn’t slow, but still I breathe easier, and in inexplicable ways, I feel I […]

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Kicking Summer to the Curb

August 27, 2015

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6:53 am. Far too early to be walking to the bus stop, but that’s what we’ve been doing for the past three weeks. Only the dog is excited. But this week has been different. I’ve held my breath for the past four mornings because I feel a chill in the air, the unmistakable appearance of […]

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Why is it difficult to use nice words?

August 20, 2015

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I was sitting in a public space and a woman had her laptop out and her cord strung across the narrow walkway between her chair and the wall.  The cord was pretty obvious, but still one guy walked past and managed to snag his foot and trip over the cord. He recovered well, managing both […]

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Finding mid-week rest

August 12, 2015

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Eight days into the new school year and fatigue is creeping in. I don’t want to be dramatic. No one is exhausted. No one is actually suffering, but dang any time the first number on the clock says “5,” you’re gonna feel a smidgen sorry for yourself. Back-to-school season is like living with a mild […]

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Clearing The Path Toward Relationships

July 1, 2015

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What’s coming between you and your relationships? Maybe it’s something as innocuous as geography or as unfortunate as a busy life.  But then again, maybe there’s a wedge slowly driving you apart: an unresolved conflict, an unforgiven heartache, an unfortunate misunderstanding. Whatever it may be, what if ignoring the breech is causing some unseen, but […]

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