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Category Archives: Creative Forces
For two weeks I have battled a case of winter snark. Despite an appearance of happiness, peace and goodwill my inner voice continues to have more snark as the winter days linger on. Last night, the snark would not shut … Continue reading
Love the posts from Limebird Writers. They are always relevant and make me think about how to improve my writing. This one is about character development. Don’t Go So Easy On Them.
Time is never time at all You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth And our lives are forever changed We will never be the same The more you change the less you feel Believe, believe in … Continue reading
Purple Haze was in my brain, lately things don’t seem the same, actin’ funny but I don’t know why ‘scuse me while I kiss the sky. — Jimi Hendrix I don’t know about you. But, for me, summer just wouldn’t … Continue reading
Since Mama’s Empty Nest takes the top slot with her Wordless Wednesday posts, I figured I would take a stab at a One-Word Wednesday series. Jamie Taylor, a long-time college friend and extraordinary photojournalist inspired the idea on Facebook this … Continue reading
You have to believe we are magic Nothin’ can stand in our way You have to believe we are magic Don’t let your aim ever stray And if all your hopes survive Your destiny will arrive I’ll bring all your … Continue reading
What if all those greats we learn about in history, science and the arts sat on their thumbs wondering? If they stood frozen with fear of failure would we be driving cars, chatting online with far-flung friends or sitting in … Continue reading
A few moments ago, I came across an excerpt from a quote George Clooney gave during a speech in Houston, recently … “Never mix grain with grape.” As I sit drinking my glass of TerreDomini’s Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2009 that quote takes me … Continue reading
The heart is a bloom Shoots up through the stony ground There’s no room No space to rent in this town You’re out of luck And the reason that you had to care The traffic is stuck And you’re not … Continue reading
If you hear the song I sing, You must understand You hold the key to love and fear All in your trembling hand Just one key unlocks them both It’s there at your command C’mon people now, Smile on your … Continue reading