Saturday Shorts – Sonoran Sunshine

Welcome to the third installment of my "Saturday Shorts." Today's shorts include true tales from the Sonoran Desert, helpful tips on how to survive the scorching "dry" heat, and a bonus short, just for fun. It may be cooling down elsewhere, but it is still very hot in my lovely state - we are now …

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a Curiouser and Curiouser night

Answering to Alice A fantastical story, first read through child’s eyes meeting a white rabbit and a girl, simple and polite following a rabbit down a hole, curious she was, if not bright swishing past cupboards and bookshelves, tumbling into make-believe falling with her, down a long tunnel and in my childhood dreams into a …

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Moon Dreams, Beams, and Schemes (audio poem)

Under the Same Moon (audio poem) One Full Moon, Three Perspectives Moon Dreams Desperate to rest from waking sleep the one who tosses, turns, and churns set out to find the color of midnight to eclipse a mind void of waking dreams her weary body resting near a tree gentle waves and swaying leaves replace …

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Saturday Shorts – The High School Years

As I explained in my first "Saturday Shorts" post, my posts tend to be long poems or short stories, that can take a few minutes to read (or listen to). However, not all lines I write are long; I also scribble short poems during my days. These “shorts” are random thoughts, a few lines here …

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Dreams Do Come True

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” ― Homer, The Odyssey I am going to share a secret about me, that is known only to those close to me. Even those who know this side of me, have probably forgotten, because it is something I rarely discuss. My …

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Saturday Shorts

Although my Saturday posts can take a few minutes to read, as my “About” page describes, I also frequently scribble “shorts” during my days. On a post-it note, in my journal, or on scrap paper – I jot down random thoughts. A few lines here and there, that have a moment to shine, then I …

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An Answered Prayer, Just in Time

My last two Saturday poems have focused on a subject that has hijacked every facet of our lives, and sadly, the lives of many. Even as we are isolating, the constant information and the virus itself, seem impossible to escape, however, healthy escapes are what we need. I hope you are finding those escapes. I …

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Potential Peril at every Turn – Traveling the Road to Hana

A few years ago, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Maui. We had many adventures while there, both on the land and on and in the sea. I am sharing an excerpt from my 50 Life Stories collection about our Maui trip. This excerpt, from Story #32, is about traveling the (treacherous) …

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A Pointless Poet Writes While the World Waits

I am the explosion of color before the setting sun disappears. I am the final display of magnificence before twilight descends. My color-splashed canvas is brief – a transitory existence. One of a kind golden photos that are easily missed. I am an ever changing portrait that continues to unfold – beautiful and breathtaking, I …

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Laughing with Evelyn – A New Year’s Eve Story

Four days in Oregon with our daughter and her boyfriend were filled with fun, delicious food, holiday cheer, late-night board games, movies, hugs, and plenty of rain. We had to say goodbye to the two of them, but not to the rain. We returned home to a rainy Phoenix. The rare rainy day in the …

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