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Beauty Between Dreams

In fairy tales and dreams we bestow things with life! The most delicate flower and the most grizzled bear take on a contentment or a sorrow that mirrors our own. 866 more words


Raggedy Ann and Andy

Raggedy Ann and Andy

In 1915, Johnny Gruelle’s daughter Marcella brought him an old rag doll. He drew a face on it and called her Raggedy Ann. 77 more words


Old Friends

I got my “Raggedy Ann” doll for Christmas in 1959, when I was just two years old (“Raggedy Andy” came along when I had my tonsils out in 1969). 279 more words


dance partner, cleaner of floor
Raggedy Ann, clown hair
I sing praises while I mop
making it as act of worship
not a task I dread


Moonlight on the Wabash

David Lindquist, writing in the Indianapolis Star, recently took note of the end of the television series The Middle by recalling 20 fictional characters that, as Lindquist wrote, “put Indiana on the map.” 497 more words

April is National Poetry Month, and I’ve joined a poetry challenge, which is to write a poem a day for thirty days using a different poetry form each day.  

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7 Beautifully Animated Films (That Moana Copied)

Disney’s theatrical film, Moana, a gorgeous story about a “regular girl” who totally wasn’t an ocean spirit or goddess in disguise was beautifully constructed. It had balance, a lovely design, and if you’re feeling generous, you could even say it was perfect. 1,611 more words