Superstition Mountain

Outlined in the distance its powerful presence has been a vision to admire, even worship; not a painting I thought to fold myself into, especially when the setting sun transforms the mountain of stone into a majestic goddess. From my knees, I would praise, but never once have I thought myself worthy of such magnificence. …

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Take it or Leave it

Be a task master when you must but don’t become a slave to your tasks. Leave things better than you found them. That might mean tearing down what is broken. One brick at a time, if need be. Get your hands dirty – eventually mingled with the dirt, you will be. Make the sad cashier …

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Tucson Road Trip – Part II (video)

Leave behind other voices. Discover your direction in the aloneness. Your restless soul needs stillness to hear its true essence. https://videopress.com/v/gICM8TNO?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true To learn more about MOCA, click here: https://moca-tucson.org/ Thank you for joining me on my Tucson Road Trip! 🌵 Be well. 💗 Michele If you missed my Road Trip Part I, here you go: …

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Finding a Porpoise

Finding a purpose is a purposeful life-long journey, and one I commend, but I just want to find a porpoise who can teach me how to click and spin, and how to play with wild abandon, and how to hold my breathe while diving to deep depths. With a sense of purpose, my newfound porpoise …

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Get Lost

Three years ago, today, I registered for a WordPress site and a few days later I published my first post. I cannot believe three years have passed since I began my creative blog venture! ✍🏻📷💃🏻🗣️ 🥳 To celebrate my special milestone, several days next week I will be sharing a few favorites from my archives …

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The Giver by James Baldwin (audio poem)

James Arthur Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 in New York City’s Harlem. Baldwin had a difficult upbringing, which included an evangelical preacher stepfather who struggled financially and who demanded rigorous religious behavior from his nine children. Baldwin’s personal challenges are reflected in his writings, especially in Go Tell It on the Mountain. Baldwin was …

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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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Write what’s right For Your Reader (audio poem)

Write what's right For Your Reader (audio poem) It took some doing but I did it I found my rhythm I found my pace I just needed a break from being the writer I needed to step back and start again on page one where it all began I told my writing brain to chill …

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“Lifting the Fog” (a special spotlight)

Lifting the Fog by Charles Schilling Here I am.           Here I lie.           Here I stay,           And here I’ll die           Here I dwell           Here I hold;           Here I live           Or so I am told.           Here I think.           Here I’ll call.           Here I’ll stand,           And here I’ll fall.           Here in the quiet           I can think.           In this …

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The Write Mindset (video presentation)

Do you ever feel like you are making progress, running at a steady pace and yet the finish line keeps moving further away? As I continue down the path of my novel-writing race, the last few days have felt that way, but I am moving forward, and I know my final revision is just a …

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