Tags » Altoids

Yes, It's Good to Re-purpose Stuff!

Here’s a posting that doesn’t fit into any of my usual topics, but it’s the kind of thing bloggers write about a lot: re-purposing common stuff. 249 more words

Grab Bag

Guest Blogger: This sunflower wakes starved for light and rain’-S Francis

This sunflower wakes starved for light and rain.

Its shield edged with razor blades.

Its eye dried to spitting seeds.

Starved beyond satiate, dug up and burnt… 168 more words

Poetry

Mr. Militant Negro reblogged this on The Militant Negro™ and commented:

This sunflower wakes starved for light and rain’-S Francis

This sunflower wakes starved for light and rain.

Its shield edged with razor blades.

Its eye dried to spitting seeds.

Starved beyond satiate, dug up and burnt

Far from the compost bin, no utility to be found.

No better than a weapon that cannot harm. No worse

Than a flower that forgot to count its steps to the sun.

This soil wakes starved for rain and weeds.

Its womb dry like beached sand.

Proud rocks pulverized by a persistent tide

Into stubborn grains sticking to feet being cleaned

By the one needing to be saved. No nutrient to be found.

No better than a garden that died fallow

Suffering the relentless beating of a lonely sun.

The sun wakes starved for seed and dirt.

Its rays linger too long wanting to be expected.

Trapped under chemicals denied existence

Creates wealth inside a tomb we will all be buried.

The compost bin will not save us.  No hope to be found.

Nothing better than an apocalypse to redefine the vision

Of this sunflower now replanted starting to count its steps.

Mojo in the Groove: The Ebb and Flow of Creative Writing

The most dangerous thing you’re going to do is drive.  Because of the frequency in which we drive and the comfort we get from believing we’ve mastered techniques to maintain proper focus, we get into that “conscious incompetence” space where we increase our likelihood of being in an accident.  289 more words

Books

Housekeeping 2017

A little housekeeping is in order, y’all.

Aw man I love the way that sounds. It sounds like I built a house here and now I got to clean it up. 730 more words

Blogging

Advice Every Natural Girl Needs To Take

  1. Put your bobby pins in a container.
    • I know we’ve all struggled trying to find a bobby pin in the morning, with only two minutes left before we have to leave out the door.
  2. 274 more words
Diy

Parsley: God's Altoids (Whole30 Day 4)

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way I became addicted to Altoids. I don’t like the normal Altoids, but only the Peppermint Altoids smalls. 248 more words

The Whole30