Sunday
Jan172016

Cycles (A Sestina)

A tribute to an exceptional wordsmith and person.

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Monday
Dec282015

Calan's Eden

An engrossing and thought provoking collection of connected sketches exploring facets of a life path attuning to natural world harmonies and respect for all beings, within which conflicting character perspectives shed light on the subjectiveness of our physical existence.

The journey begins at the end, then follows a progression of milestones in arriving again with new understanding, itself an analogy of Mother Nature's cycle of life renewal. 

Updated Feb. 3rd, 2015

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Monday
Dec282015

Lakota Rose

I mostly write prose, but this is a little poem I wrote and put up as a sampler on my Facebook Writer page. It's adapted from a Dakota-Sioux legend I heard a variation of in my youth. 

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Thursday
Sep102015

What Have We Lost

In the Medicine Lodge, drum, hoof rattle, and eagle bone whistle blend with prayer song and rhythmic movement mesmerizing participants. When a respected elder gestures, a hush envelops the ceremony.  In a quiet voice, he begins to recite a legend faithfully handed down over time immemorial.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

A Great Flood

When I was yet young in the northern Rockies, I heard a legend about a great flood. Coming upon a similar legend lately I recalled it, as best I can, with new awareness. Perhaps you’ll see an allegory therein you’re already aware of in your culture.

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Sunday
Aug022015

Dust to Dust

Some among us have the wordsmith skills to weave a prismatic piece in which differing perspectives can find a connection. A friend has done just that with this poem.

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Friday
Jul312015

The Garden of Life

Getting by day to day is and always has been a consuming effort for all life forms. Our own history, given the advantages of physical configuration (as opposed to say bottlenose dolphins, ravens, or pigs) and complex communication skills accelerating creativity (as opposed to limiting evolutionary tangents like chimpanzees), has been one of exceptional development in dealing with life's challenges. Major paths we've taken though are proving to be as much a detriment to our species' longevity (among many others), as they are to our immediate betterment. 

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Thursday
Apr092015

MAGIC OF LIFE by Jennifer Christie Temple

Finding a semblance of perspective with a fellow writer of real talent, I feel the need mention and showcase her work.

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Sunday
Sep212014

Fire, Wind, Water, and Life

Whatever divine presence one might believe in, our physical existence on Earth is contingent upon a conducive biosphere, which in turn is dependent upon powerful natural forces and relationships we're just beginning to understand.

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Monday
May052014

No More Cabbage

Imagine you're visiting the Tortoise Exhibit at the London Zoo.
Kneeling down to observe their lumbering movements, you mull
over what thoughts they're capable of and how they might
communicate. Careful though, or you might be magically whisked
into their world, as this master wordsmith was.

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