On Being

I asked myself to do something difficult – so difficult that is was inevitable that I would not be able to fulfil the promise. It sounded simple – post here everyday. It sounded easy and it sounded like a good thing to do for myself. But I set myself up to fail. To commit to […]

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finding direction

day 15 – start-up

I’ve been thinking about poetry again. My Tuesday night conversation with my poetry group reminded me that long ago I had brainstormed a number of questions about poetry. They’ve waited a long time for some kind of answers. It’s time to bring them back into the light. From my notebooks: how to get poetry out […]

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three days in one

Due to a power failure on Tuesday night that extended into Wednesday evening I did not post for two of my self-promised days. So here we go: 12 Tuesday I brainstormed with poets, sharing words of encouragement and exploration. We wondered about the writing of poetry, the rhythm, cadence, sound, word choice and intention. We […]

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day 11 – today’s weather

It’s been alternating between sun, cloud and rain – and it’s been fairly warm. Some plants are starting to wake up. I saw these daffodils starting their slow ascent and felt encouraged. Here spring can come early and has a way of encouraging me. Last year things were similar and then it snowed in February […]

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day 10 – cosmos

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan I started a painting years ago and couldn’t finish. It turns out I was painting the wrong thing. The image below is the top third of the almost finished piece. Full image […]

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