The Phoenix Rises

Eventually, the notion of being a voice on social media started to take up residence in my head. In a limited way. And when I got around to Facebook, I figured there wouldn’t be much point in me being on it if I didn’t post my own photographic images and my own words. Then I got going on the idea of doing a blog. I didn’t get off the dime with that for a long time. I needed to explore the reasons why I wanted to do a blog, and I kicked the can of that question around for quite a while. Because it got tied up with another question: how I felt about being visible. So I got the blog off the ground, shored up with some pretty good motives at the time. It worked until it didn’t work.

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Stalled on the Road

Life getting in the way of life.  Where was the clause in the contract that said it was okay to bag out for long periods of time with a creative endeavor I’ve put a lot of effort into making happen?  MIA. I suppose I could invoke words like commitment and passion and purpose into the …

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Cycles

You all probably thought I went down the rabbit hole and that was it.  No, not quite yet. Among other things, what I’ve been thinking about is cycles.  It’s all very well to talk about linear time, going from point A to point B.  There’s a certain satisfaction in the sense of a journey being …

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Keeping a Journal

For girls of my era, it began, of course, with the little pink or blue diary from the five and dime.  Lined pages, little “gold” lock and a tiny key to keep the secrets safe.  I might even have begun each entry with Dear Diary.  How delicious to have a place of one’s own to …

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Who Really Runs the Show

If you’re not particularly interested in people’s pets, just quit looking at this post now.  Can’t tolerate all this running on about dogs and cats?  Check out a recipe blog.  Because it’s time to reveal who really runs the show around here.  First, there’s Holly the Pomeranian Diva Dog, love of my life, a major …

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Winter Dreaming

Well, I’m not a fan of struggling over the ice when the lane to my house turns into a luge run.  I don’t like driving in the snow.  The older I get, the more sensitive to cold I seem to be.  But…….there are the winter gifts to love.   Big bowls of lentil soup.   …

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Looking Ahead at the Creative Year

I like the pause between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  It’s like an incubation period for ideas and goal-setting, a time when I want quiet and nothing that I have to do.  But……I confess I’m not very good at the whole transition from one year to the next.  Yes, it’s an artificial “landmark” that helps …

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Post Thanksgiving Musings

  In this week following Thanksgiving, some ideas keep showing up.  You know how that happens, a synchronicity of impressions and thoughts that weave together to make a cohesive whole. Black Friday (where did that name come from?), Cyber Monday and the like.  Does anyone think there’s an unsettling aspect to these pecuniary tsunamis?  Don’t …

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