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Ear to the Ground

Van Gogh sliced & diced his ear to prove a point (a razor sharp point) to his fellow artist Gauguin. An act that proved ultimately– 11 more words

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“You’re just too local for my liking.” 160 more words

Curious, this light
Renders crisp the silhouette
Of transient bloom

Enjoying my first Graham Stuart Thomas blooms (oh, fleeting June, stay a little longer!)

Literature, Writing

Greetings, Mr. Lear

When your imagination
Is controlling you

An imaginary world, when created by a truly gifted, conflicted mind, has the vexatious tendency to outlive its author.

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Literature, Writing

Where Character Comes From


It’s Friday, so I like to start Happy Hour early. Here’s a bit of Ogden Nash-esque whimsy for you:

Your brassy hues, my dear…

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Literature, Writing

No Made Up Tale

As usual, when I sit down to write upon a topic, that topic immediately becomes much vaster than the ‘brief paragraph or two with accompanying picture’ will give justice to. 921 more words

Literature, Writing

Odysseus Was Just Here (plus a haiku)

That one perfect drop
Shimmers with just a sweet trace
Of yesterday’s sun

Last night I strolled through the garden, enjoying the air freshened from the rain, the golden light of pre-dusk, and the intense scattering of water droplets.

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Literature, Writing