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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Thank You for Caring, Teacher

We have so much to learn from each other. Some people expand our minds with new knowledge, others help us to see the familiar in a new way, or help us rediscover lost pieces of ourselves, and then there are those who show us what not to do or what not to say. Hopefully, those …

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Let Us Honor the Women – 19th Amendment

Let us honor the women Who fought boldly For Women’s Right to Vote What was long denied Should have been a right Granted to All Americans Unanimously and instantly With the sweep of one pen Instead, the fate of a new nation Initially given to only white men Causing fractures and dissention And years of …

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A Divinely Orchestrated Moment

June 20, 2020 is a day of triplet 20s, and it is also the first day of a weekend of three occasions: the first day of summer (for those in the northern hemisphere), Father’s Day, and what would have been my maternal grandmother’s 100th birthday. Too many topics to write about, so I will acknowledge …

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Beauty and Unity Revealed (audio poem)

"Beauty and Unity Revealed" Audio Version What has the potential to unite humanity? What brings people together in a world where some benefit from keeping the masses unsettled and separate? Art, and its many splendid forms Was the answer revealed And one that has and will continue to be A unifier, even if, on the …

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Early Morning Whispers

Whispers from an Early Morning Angel ~ a Poem by Michele Lee Sefton Feelings of love and fragmented visions. I knew you before I met you. Little Angel Spirit, introducing your intentions before you took your first breath.

She Weaves Color with Stardust

I am fortunate to have two visual artists in my life who lose themselves in their art and help others see where the expected ends and the imagination begins. One is my daughter, an art and technology major, and the other, is a former coworker and cherished friend. Both inspire me, every week if not …

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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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Free Your Story

This week's post comes to you in the form of verse. I was inspired to write the poem, "A Story Set Free," after sharing space with several courageous truth/storytellers in Sandra Marinella's, "The Story You Need to Tell" workshop. The poem also describes my "50 Life Stories" writing journey over the last two months. I …

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Outward Change Reveals Inward Transformation

The personal story that follows took courage to share and it is my privilege to write it in a manner that is respectful and honoring of the strong woman I interviewed. Krissy claims (everyday) that, "Today is my favorite day!" Such a grateful way to greet the day. My husband and I have been blessed …

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