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"Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness"

Perhaps you have lived through a tornado, but thankfully I have never had that experience. On the TV, I have seen the horrifying images of devastation cased by these funnel clouds. 317 more words

book of november: nudge

My dad gave me one dollar bill’
Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one! 314 more words



The challenge today for d’Verse Poets is to write a cover for another poem.  I was rather stymied, so I decided to try to sort of do a… 259 more words

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Do you know the way to the place where the sidewalk ends?

I’m guest hosting over at the dVerse Poetry Pub today. I want my fellow poets to look into the idea of “covering” another poet’s poetry, in much the same way that a musician might cover a melody by another musician. 306 more words


Book Review: The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein (Large Print Hardcover) (New York: Harper & Row 1964)


By The Book Worm

I have a strategy for spending time with noisy human beings doing manic holiday things in the midst of all that complicated angst in family dynamics. 294 more words


“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…

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I'm thankful for Author Birthdays!

Voltaire (aka François-Marie Arouet) (b. November 21, 1694, Paris, France; d. 30, 1778, Paris, France)

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” You can find more quotes… 169 more words

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