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Call It A Gift — Wandering Off Is Not So Terrible

October 2, 2014


I’m prone to inevitable flights of fancy. Call it what you want. I get carried away. It cannot be helped. Neither psychotherapy nor medication have quelled my intermittent love affair with being alive. And my willful experience of being entirely human. Each time someone dies, we are brought to our knees with awareness of the […]

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The storm

August 18, 2014


Originally posted on BGeneric:
From out of the storm The angry clouds stir Vents release Explode I watch the thunder And wonder What will be torn away? What will be the same? Twisting rotting limbs in the road Empty buildings boarded up for the storm Ripped open Left behind to be studied by anthropologist and…

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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

May 28, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose the author’s girlhood in the Jim Crow South — was among […]

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Maya Angelou’s Arkansas: Dignity and Poverty in the Depression

May 28, 2014


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Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014


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From WHYY: Poet Renato Rosaldo

May 20, 2014


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California Notebooks, 2014

May 20, 2014


Originally posted on annamosca:
* I’m formless yet so worried about doing and looking forgetting the sweetness of being alive forsaking god somewhere on my own map of events duties and having to have being liked and praised endless strife if I could just stop it a minute to get – that craved drink of…

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“Welcome and entertain them all…” Happy National Poetry Month

April 16, 2014


The Guest House by Rumi: This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them allEven if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor […]

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Women Who Write

March 29, 2014

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Originally posted on NOLAFemmes:
Audubon Park Labyrinth, New Orleans ? During the month of April, Poetry Month, I’ll be featuring four women poets from Louisiana. They will tell us their writing process, what they read, who they admire, what their favorite words are and many, many other things. They will share a poem with us.…

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To Go Further, You Have to Push Harder: Lots of Ways to Branch Out in #Nashville #art #comedy #storytelling #Creatives

March 7, 2014


There is an incredible energy around Nashville right now. The only way I can describe it, is with one word: Yes. It is a city of Yes. The question is…are you a “Yes!” person…someone who is ready to make their passion into a way of life? How do you get started? Get together with like-minded […]

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