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Tanka Poets on Site: Wedding Details, what makes it Personal ..1964

Bruce Kenneth and Sigrid (Gerstner) Butler … November 7, 1964.

Prompt:   Wedding Details, what makes it personal

Kathabela Wilson

We have been at two weddings of our nieces in two weeks.  232 more words

Poetry

SUNDAY SHOUT OUT: A MEMOIR AND A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER

Is there ever such a thing as too many books? I don’t think there are too many books to read, but there can definitely be too many to review. 755 more words

Shout Outs

Leaning on Imperceptable Arms: An Interview with Matthew Pullar

Matthew Pullar is a self-described “teacher, writer, blogger, Evangelical Charismanglican living in Melbourne’s inner west, searching for words to console and to feed hearts and souls.” I caught up with him on Skype one of my Friday night’s (his Saturday morning) and discussed poetry, faith, mental illness, and the future. 770 more words

Spiritual Reflections

FATHER'S MEMOIR

MY FATHER’S AGE SIX MEMOIR 1931

Lifted up into a large wooden vat

Strong peasant arms daily setting

The small children onto the plump

Summer grapes… 156 more words

MOTHER'S MEMOIR

MY MOTHER’S AGE SIX MEMOIR 1935

The round bowl is placed over her head

And six-year-old Sonja begins to cry

The smell of kerosene is strong… 188 more words

Losses and Gains

August and September have always meant new beginnings. For the twelve years I slogged through St. Stephen’s in late 60s/early 70s, then the vast suburban Maine West High School, and later, during the twenty-eight consecutive years I was either a student or teacher of art — even if I thoroughly fucked up the year before, as I consistently did from fifth grade through the middle of high school (as evidenced by the fragments of report cards in… 1,280 more words

Homelessness

Dose of Inspiration

When you or the person you love most in the world pulls a bad diagnosis out of life’s jar of gumballs, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed by the silty, swirling slew of internet assertions, listservs, support groups, tiny print scientific papers and raw emotion engendered by the hard kernel of fear that pulls you down, down, down into the brackish dark water. 406 more words

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