Two friends at the water cooler

There's plenty in this life to fret and complain about, but if you have one weird friend you can laugh and be weird with, you're doing all right. Thanks for stopping by! Laugh. Be weird. Be well. 💗 Michele I hope my song selection, This Life by Useful Jenkins, makes you smile. 😁 Enjoy the …

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A Special Spotlight and Celebration!

Ode to 2022 by Charles Schilling It gave us round three “2020 two”! It gave us more tension and more lessons too. More are dead in the streets, more bombs dropped overseas. Another trillion or so dollars spent and another broken family. Tell me friend, can you say, if your fears have been relieved? It’s …

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Easily Entertained (poem & video)

For a stretched moment we are not our voices discussing         aging parents,            men,               kids,                  politics,                     and relationships we are not our choices that leave us         pondering,            questioning,               understanding,                  revising,                     and releasing we are who we’ve always been – playful spirits hushed by life’s demands we found each other again – laughing at life’s silly shit …

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Pitter Patter and Pops of Pink

The rain began the day after I arrived, and except for a few pockets of sunshine it continued until the morning I left. I could not have been more content. A steady pitter patter matched the sound and pace of my fingers on a keyboard when a weekend of typing, I spent. Polishing and perfecting …

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Poshbean and Tumbleweed at the Beach (video)

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.”― Muhammad Ali https://videopress.com/v/oUqUE1Yg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I was surprised when one of my closest friends, told me she would be moving... to the same area as my daughter, …

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Remember and Nurture

No longer do I need to say or write your name. I closed your final chapter with the turning of the last page. I thought you were going to be a leisurely read, one I might grab before heading to the beach. A surprise you were, with heavy conflict and many nonsensical plot twists, but …

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Let’s Sip and Chat about This and That (audio poem)

I wrote this poetic prose for others, like me, who might be missing relaxed, yet meaningful coffee chats, that can be sipped and heard without a mask. If given a chance to meet up for a brewed cup, I hope your coffee dates are lucky enough to include mutual and carefree conversation about things that …

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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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Making More Space for Hellos

My intentional change journey involves taking steps to live my best life, now. An important aspect of this process is releasing possessions, thoughts, memories, relationships, and routines that do not support me on this path. Writing and sharing allows me to clear my crowded closets and frees up valuable space. My poem, letter, or whatever …

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Life is More Meaningful with You, My Friend

Friends, sisters, sisters who are friends? I will never know, but this photograph symbolizes friendship to me. I photographed these two beauties and their sidekick in 1997, while I was vacationing in San Diego. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art ... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which …

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