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Journaling – How important is it to the writing process?

Call it what you will: your diary, morning pages—whatever … as long as you write something. Even if you don’t aspire to be an author, doing this helps you track where you’ve been and where you’re going. It reminds you … Continue reading

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Immortal Venus

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Eventually – this poem explores one of those moments when life changes unexpected. When an unknown future looms ahead it can be frightening, but unpredictabilty can force us to examine ourselves, can lead to recognition of a supressed spark within which, when nurtured, can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Eventually I’m wildly volatile wildly untamed. Wildchild, your eternal rebel. Down with left-brained order! Rightmindedly I cling to chaos whose wholeness doesn’t dissolve my freedom. Don’t define me and lose my ambiguity. Don’t desert me; don’t diffuse me. Choose me … Continue reading

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Spring The frog’s song swells in puddlemelt. Listen! Earth is drinking. Birds stir and the world begins building its promise. All is not done yet.

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Stargazer. We all have flashes of clarity; this poem represents one of those moments.

Stargazer She’s the stargazer— wonder-eyed flower child. Discord doesn’t faze her. In it she sees the contrast of our potential harmony. Starlike, her laser glance penetrates deceit, and from defeat she gathers starflowers of awareness to scatter at our feet.

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A poem – inspired by nature, remembered and refound thanks to Robert Hartley’s inspired poetry in his book “Mossbackdragon”

Robert’s personal saga, which hi-lights his creative process in writing poetry, reminded me that I once wrote poems of my own, in a period of my life when I had time to meditate regularly (I seem to need time … … Continue reading

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“A Nice Smooth Path” — Turtle illustration #2

This is the mother turtle. She’s wearing her best straw hat here. She always wears something on her head. I love painting on wood. Even when the grain is not so obvious, it has such a great FEEL. I enjoy … Continue reading

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Excerpt # 7 – Schiacciata alla Fiorentina – a scene where my protagonist learns about this typical Florentine flatcake (and where you can get the recipe)

The temperature changes again; the earlier chill disappears and the long table at Villa Bella is set anew on the terrace. At lunch I field questions from new yoga students while I nibble the edge of my crostino, toast spread … Continue reading

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5 Ways I’m Like My Protagonist

Some of my protagonist’s story is based on personal experience, so those who’ve read my manuscript and know me have the right to question if this novel is autobiographical. One story incorporated into the novel as Megan Eston’s experience was … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome. Benvenuti. I’d like to explain the purpose of this blog … to write about my writing and my painting, creative endeavors that seem to be manifesting simultaneously. I know that writing about writing seems redundant, but the writing here … Continue reading

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