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She was convinced that her Uncle Charlie had been reincarnated as the pug which now sat, slumped in the dog bed by her desk.  It was his snore, for sure.

The reason why she didn’t score so well on her SATs was because as the youngest of her six siblings, she came from an old egg.

Thirty seven.

Two ply toilet paper and a lipstick.




Guilt Eradication – A Poem by Loretta Diane Walker

Guilt Eradication You can smell the past –Zahi Hawass– It’s hard to live under layers of guilt— thick as scents of cinnamon and garlic. I inhale and exhale my mistakes as though they ar…

Source: Guilt Eradication – A Poem by Loretta Diane Walker

So– I know this poet– a brilliant, powerful, lovely woman– so talented and incredibly modest… So many of us can relate to this poem, and it is a reminder of the importance of how we decide to view the world… which lens… one that is constructive and loving or one that is destructive. It is a small but significant power we hold…

The Kiss – A Poem by Suzanne Dudley

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The Kiss

++++++ “a kiss
++++++ on the lips of an invisible god
++++++ love
++++++ just in time to save us”
+++++++++++ -disembodied poetics

They were all saved by it,
She and the bird and the boy
and the little terra cotta pot
that held the marigold from summer.

It feels like jasmine on the night air,
silken heat through bone,
apricot rays of the late July sun,
the heartbeat in the cradle of a hug,
or a song.

It is the idea in the mud,
the call, the wag, the dollar,
the breeze, the smile, the light,
the turn,
the braid down her back.

It is the little graces
that save us.

About the Poet:
Suzanne Dudley lives in New Hampshire with her husband and fluctuating numbers of their five children. She derives much inspiration from walking in the woods. Her poems have appeared in Bloodroot Literary Magazine…

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Break it Down So It Doesn’t Break You

One helpful tool I received from a friend long ago, and one that I often pass along to friends or clients, is the idea of breaking down a seemingly overwhelming task into smaller steps.

Along the same thematic line, is the following quote by Walter Elliot:  “Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after another.”

Crater Lake...  It took a lot of steps to make it too.
Crater Lake… It took a lot of steps to make it too.