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Carole Anzolletti

Joined 11 years ago from Connecticut, USA

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    The Weight of Words

    8 months ago

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    The Hot Irons

    8 months ago

    “Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.” - Henry David Thoreau

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    Tomatoes in August

    8 months ago

    I grew up watching my father place green tomatoes on the window sills of the house I grew up in. The house that burned because he and I were smokers and ultimately paved the way for the writing I have always done.

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    The Greens of September

    8 months ago

  • Once Upon a Time There Was a Smoker
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    Once Upon a Time There Was a Smoker

    2 years ago

    I have been an ex-smoker for over 15 years. I have been obsessed with smoking for much longer than that, and still am. My books and work are a testament to my desire to help others with this tenacious addiction, regardless of where they are on their nicotine addicted journey.

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    Spadille by Carole Anzolletti

    2 years ago

    This poem was written on a day when I was experiencing the effects of dealing with my adoptive mother who has been suffering with dementia. It is my attempt to understand how to handle it and failing. Over and over and over again.

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    The Terrorist Within

    3 years ago

    Waves of anxiety and distress plague us all and we say we are okay when we are in fact, not. Are we? Writing and talking are two very different modes of communication. Writing is the one I am better at. Always have been. It's better to burn out than to fade away...

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    Time of Death - Grief Cannot Be Named

    4 years ago

    This writing would be lost if I did not take the time to sit and be ready to hear my soul release it to my son and all those who have recently lost someone who sounds like he was so kind and the best type of friend anyone could have asked for. Much love and light being sent to Bobby and his family.

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    ...Mean Dog...

    4 years ago

    A conscious stream of thought while driving on Route 8 through what I like to refer to as "The Mountain Pass" inspired this several days ago. Another entry that builds up consistency as time passes...

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    ... Splintered Exposition ...

    4 years ago

    I have learned to get to the "gold in the dark" I have to be willing to walk through it first. “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L'Amour

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    ...The Pumpkin Patch...

    4 years ago

    Poetry happens when you drop fruit on the floor...five-second rule, apple skins shed on the cutting board...a simple act of recycling activates a string of associations from not so long ago...

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    Dismembering Innocence

    4 years ago

    On the train to NYC last week, I read an article about a mother and father. I knew when I finished it, it would remain harsh and sharp in the corridors where I keep the horrors like Jon Benet Ramsey.

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    ...Million Dollar Fury...

    4 years ago

    I have learned in these amazing last several months that meditation, music and writing can cure just about anything and everything, even my dreadful low laying fury, even my deepest darkest rage...

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    ...Appraising the Avalanche...

    4 years ago

    ...the energy of storms always evokes a poetic rumination and this blizzard like day is right in tandem with my flash of insight...

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    ...Introducing the Masochist...

    4 years ago

    ...there is but one Resolution for this new year...Fear does not lead the way...As the January sun mingled with a verse of a song, the poem began its spiraling dance around my mind and into my psyche

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    ...Kaleidoscope Horizon...

    4 years ago

    ...Recently Augusten Burroughs mentions "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" playing in the funeral parlor where his best friend is being laid to rest. It has been coming up almost daily since then.

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    ...Cynical December...

    4 years ago

    Tonight's poetry comes from inspiration caught while driving, a first line or two echoing over and over so hard and loud in my mind that I briefly think about pulling over to the side of the road...

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    ...Black Forsythia...

    4 years ago

    ...in my poetry today I relay the oxymoron of a flower that is pale yellow but black in my recollection behind a barbed wire vision that loves to twist its way up through the soil of my memories...

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    ...Metallic Totality...

    4 years ago

    There are days I am writing before I am awake. This is how it is proven to me, petitions set out into the night are answered under the cover of elusive dreams before the light on the ridge of dawn...

  • ...Ego and Spirit...Contained in the Moon Jars by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Ego and Spirit...Contained in the Moon Jars by Carole Anzolletti

    5 years ago

    Learning how to hear "Spirit" over "Ego" doesn't just involve listening, it involves feeling. This past weekend I was taught my own lesson once and for all.

  • ...Nostalgia and Gratitude...Moon Jar Blog of the Week
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    ...Nostalgia and Gratitude...Moon Jar Blog of the Week

    5 years ago

    Monday comes around again so soon, the energy of Friday long gone and time to check into a realm of gratitude for whatever you take for granted right now. All those things you love and cherish...wait

  • ...The Suffrage... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...The Suffrage... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    6 years ago

    suffrage: noun 2. a series of intercessory prayers or petitions {words that arise from somewhere I have never been, coming to title my poems #333}

  • ...The Two Faces of Forsythia... Poetry and Art by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...The Two Faces of Forsythia... Poetry and Art by Carole Anzolletti

    6 years ago

    Proof of the existence of Art and Poetry as a life saving, life altering, and life sustaining medium that without it, I would surely be dead. The portrayal of the pain of betrayal turned into art.

  • ...Red Roses and Raspberries... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Red Roses and Raspberries... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    6 years ago

    Dedicated to my father, who knew how much I loved his red roses in the yard I grew up in. Now I watch his sweetheart roses bloom and his red raspberries take over the corners of my yard... (11.11)

  • ...Enigmatic Ocean...poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Enigmatic Ocean...poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    ...the words will always save me, either mine, others or both...too many things threaten from the outside & I will always return to the ocean that is the dark part of me, to find those hidden reserves

  • ...In This Corner... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...In This Corner... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    circumstances on the verge of changing, the power of the Mother is needed to strap in and truly test my trust in Her

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    ...Snow Shadows... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    ..."You have chosen the hardest hobbies in the world, it is impossible to make anything of them"..And those magic words set me firmly on the path full of flame and indignation to Writer & Artist

  • ...Winter Sun... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Winter Sun... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    an icy observatory of the mind of this poet, an incredulous account of the observation of cycles, death and endings and the tragic capsules of memories gone by

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    ...Encroachment... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    The little wandering thoughts that collect like mice in dark corners of the mind...the moments when you realize another day has passed and that there is indeed an untold number of them left...

  • ...Gilded Winter... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Gilded Winter... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    7 years ago

    ...the darkest shades of night descend and show the author the way to deal with the impending loss of those she loves most...through words and art...

  • ...In the Realm of Gods and Monsters...
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    ...In the Realm of Gods and Monsters...

    7 years ago

    Through a meditation & the influence of the shamanistic information based on the qualities of a dolphin, the filing thoughts of my mind this October morning can be harvested in this brief overview...

  • ...Shadow Mouse...
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    ...Shadow Mouse...

    7 years ago

    I liken this creature running through my positive thoughts to heavier more desolate ones of the ego...every time I think I will catch him finally once and for all...I hear him scurrying into a corner

  • ...Delightfully Chaotic...
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    ...Delightfully Chaotic...

    8 years ago

    ...cells become a heated magnet, attracting the right words, pulling them into my when the sweat is leaving...like a silvery wet trail of a snail, they glitter just the littlest bit are captured here

  • ...Salamanders and Razor Blades...
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    ...Salamanders and Razor Blades...

    8 years ago

    ...my abbreviated view from a safe place...down in the dark red root chakra where I routinely sleep the anger and frustration away...until the voices get so loud I must disappear altogether...

  • ...The Hollow...
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    ...The Hollow...

    8 years ago

    ...caught in a place I cannot escape...no matter the time that passes or waits...

  • ...Opening...
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    ...Opening...

    8 years ago

    A whirlwind of words and senses and images...all comprised in the twisted lanes of the Labyrinth...

  • ...White Python...
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    ...White Python...

    8 years ago

    ...the result of the realization of the appearance of one of my strongest animal totems coming in a very vivid and electrifying dream...

  • ...Of Metal and Mechanics...
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    ...Of Metal and Mechanics...

    8 years ago

    ...Silver and white...She lights up the Night...The Lady Luna She glows...and sets my mind on this prose...

  • ...River of Glass...
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    ...River of Glass...

    8 years ago

    It never recedes, the deep dark water in me.

  • ...11:59 pm...
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    ...11:59 pm...

    8 years ago

    I don't really have a right or wrong way of maintaining the severe emotions that I am currently experiencing. All I know is that writing is once more saving my life.

  • ...Words of Light...
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    ...Words of Light...

    9 years ago

    Reminders of the Unseen Spirits that watch over us, as explained to children...a soft conversation spoken to a mind untainted by the cold and trivial realities of human life...

  • ...Remiss...
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    ...Remiss...

    9 years ago

    Spirals and cycles and that big round Moon...She pulls the Velvet curtain back as the winds of March approach and the night sky becomes filled with roar of Lions and Wolves...

  • ...Maybe, Now...
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    ...Maybe, Now...

    9 years ago

    The wanderings and wonderings of Trust weave themselves through tangled brambles of the past...

  • ...Unkempt...
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    ...Unkempt...

    9 years ago

    The word disease literally means that the body is at unrest, or ill at ease. I believe that the things we keep inside will manifest in health or illness if they are creatively extracted or expressed.

  • ...Illegitimate...
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    ...Illegitimate...

    9 years ago

    Presences around us can scare us both to death and to life. The choices we choose and the sacrifices we make cannot be shrouded in achievements that will not change who we really are, inside.

  • ...Propeller...
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    ...Propeller...

    9 years ago

    Things that come to mind in the middle of the night...that remind me of the brief mortality of human beings and how pain can transform the attitude, if only for a few brief hours, into blissful truth.

  • ...Undesignated Driver...
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    ...Undesignated Driver...

    9 years ago

    The organic spillage of the soul into the unknown and forever driving force of the Divine - Undesignated Driver by Carole Anzolletti, author of Whispers of the Goddess 2009 (published by Authorhouse)

  • ...Layers of Insanity...
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    ...Layers of Insanity...

    9 years ago

    In my desire to be structured I watch my buildings fall down and my bridges burn firey planks to places I should have gone yet my diversion inevitable I watch my corners of solace fill with chaos screaming and shrill My creations...

  • ...Undesignated Storm...
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    ...Undesignated Storm...

    9 years ago

    There is no place no designated space of which I can perform the basic needs a writer heeds or a magician could call the norm There is no template or smoother slate no spontaneous date to which I cannot be late There...

  • ...The Eternal Rest...
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    ...The Eternal Rest...

    9 years ago

    A disconnected rendevous of biological proportions I am not included when they think of you relationships within the distortions A wandering sheep as black as night with the family ties I am not tight there is no wrong ...

  • ...Etching, Divine...
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    ...Etching, Divine...

    9 years ago

    "May I peel back a bit of your soft flesh and etch my name upon it?" She looked at me with Her crimson amber eyes, Her halo of burgundy hair flowing like the rays of the sun. A piano softly played in the distance past the smoke of the horizon. ...

  • ...Strand...
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    ...Strand...

    9 years ago

    A strand of sorrow like there is no tomorrow reflected in your eyes a subliminal grin above your chin yields no compromise it is but a shadow a shielded lie that forever resides in the rise of the emotional ocean and the...

  • ...Eyes of Heaven...
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    ...Eyes of Heaven...

    9 years ago

    The quickened pulse In the silver rain a sewn in locket of time a warm wind in the throes of December a cold shiver passes as I remember that inferno that began last November a deepened groove a black velvet river flecked...

  • ...Just Above Us...
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    ...Just Above Us...

    9 years ago

    There comes that cycle of death When all you love hovers above you searching in vain for their lost breath and they hover above us and they whisper their last words silent in your ears their profiles blurry seeing...

  • ...Even Colder...
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    ...Even Colder...

    9 years ago

    ...It can be Winter here It can be darker denser later It can be committed married jointly adjusted and impervious to institution It can be the end of the World and I would still be warm with the thoughts ...

  • ...Reminiscence...
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    ...Reminiscence...

    9 years ago

    It's bound to be a remedy the words you use when you talk to me a familiar shadow from a distant shore yet graces my threshold Nevermore It's destined to be a tragedy the thoughts I think when I wander...

  • ...The Way We Are ~ Taken For Granted...
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    ...The Way We Are ~ Taken For Granted...

    9 years ago

    Through the gray-blue skies Through the white remains Blocked in with yellow alongside Just when you think the clouds Will release their rains, the blue prevails after only a few drops It seems to be a test of your faith. What will...

  • ...Drive Through...
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    ...Drive Through...

    9 years ago

    That haunted, exhausted look so familiar yet so foreign to her life as it is now So much a part of who she has turned out to be. On rainy days She is even more lethargic even more pressed for vitality in a way that bleeds...

  • ...The Quit Smoking Express: Upon the Moss...
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    ...The Quit Smoking Express: Upon the Moss...

    9 years ago

    Laying in the sunlight near the roots of the Great Oak, the young girl watched as red and gold droplets of light blinked brightly. She wiped a few stray tears from her cheeks and chin. They came without warning, streaming down silent rivers, so many...

  • ...Along Came A Spider (Or Seven) - My Newest Hand Drawn Pendulum Board...
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    ...Along Came A Spider (Or Seven) - My Newest Hand Drawn Pendulum Board...

    9 years ago

    Another hand drawn board has joined the collection of one of a kind hand penned boards that I have been creating for several years now. Each one is hand drawn and/or embellished with inks and stones and created on a polyurenthaned surface to be...

  • ...Propellant...
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    ...Propellant...

    9 years ago

    Your mention of leaving provides a sorrowful propellant that rewinds and relives our entire lives people smiling laughing crying knowing we are all going to die knowing we are all dying to live dying to be needed ...

  • ...Asterions Shadows...
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    ...Asterions Shadows...

    9 years ago

    Ephiphany Abound I listen for the sound of the whispers in the shadows of Your stars I saw you touring the Forests I watched you, watching me and I wait for you to catch up and you haven't Yet The time comes near where I adhere...

  • ...Embittered Prophecy...
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    ...Embittered Prophecy...

    9 years ago

    You've instilled in me your embittered prophecy about what my life should and should not be I have slid more than once or twice down the precipice of your muted octave world... drenched in notes of sorrow soured and screeching...

  • ...Maybe Writing Would Help When You Feel Unfairly Treated...
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    ...Maybe Writing Would Help When You Feel Unfairly Treated...

    9 years ago

    I believe unfairness is a judgement upon ourselves. Obviously there will be times when outright unfairness is in play via discrimination for one reason or another. Other times we are victims to our own perceptions of the definition of unfairness. ...

  • ...Infinite Arrangement...
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    ...Infinite Arrangement...

    9 years ago

    My infinite idea clothes me like a sheath of silk wrapped in a luke-warm April wind draping itself around me anyway it wants there is nothing else that feels like this arrangement of fabric and wind and the warmth tucked inside ...

  • ...You, Too, Can Use A Pendulum Board...
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    ...You, Too, Can Use A Pendulum Board...

    9 years ago

    Although I love painting and drawing, there is something else that I have loved for several many years now. The art of divination has lead me on so many creative journeys and given me so many insightful messages that I have become obsessed with...

  • ...The Quit Smoking Express: The Oak Tree Dryad...
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    ...The Quit Smoking Express: The Oak Tree Dryad...

    9 years ago

    Once upon the soil of the great planet earth there was a seedling that fell from the top of a very old oak tree. It tumbled down the hill and stopped just before the path into the forest. The Queen had been waiting for this acorn. She gently cradled...

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    ...River of Regret...

    9 years ago

    There is a river of regret She runs so deep She makes her way through my dreams as I sleep Pages of books float gently by words written there I purposely denied to fetch for you it was all untrue the promises I made in the...

  • ... Cruciferous Conclusion ...
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    ... Cruciferous Conclusion ...

    9 years ago

    I could try all day I could pray all night I could stop and think about what I have not done right I could do everything you asked me to I could come to the cruciferous conclusion that it will never appease you and...

  • ...From the Distant Shore...
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    ...From the Distant Shore...

    9 years ago

    I'm drowning drowning can't see anymore while you're watching watching from the distant shore the tide comes in as you contemplate your sin the tide goes out unheard as I shout underwater I breathe in my only reprieve from...

  • ...Thirteen Moons...
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    ...Thirteen Moons...

    9 years ago

    In thirteen moons I will remember The way I feel this raw September I could not let it lay to rest try as I may to pass this test I have also tried so many times to understand why your eyes met mine no, not the two it was...

  • ...Sighs of Blue Night...
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    ...Sighs of Blue Night...

    9 years ago

    Can I sleep with you in this dark blue shell of chilled blue night as my blue heart swells its beat drops back and slows with time as I sigh in the breeze of the deep blue night... The clock stops and sticks the hands on the three...

  • ...The Gathering Red Storm...
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    ...The Gathering Red Storm...

    9 years ago

    Death besets the Sorceress the Gathering Red Storm Swells it blithely rises in Her chest and pushes against Her face, burning Iniquity releases itself into ethereal waves touching both sea and sky rivets of black laughter seamlessly...

  • ...Dangerous Keepsakes...
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    ...Dangerous Keepsakes...

    9 years ago

    ...A ring, a thing, a scented pouch a lie, a fib, straight from your mouth you knew it then you didn't know when I would stop and call you out... Now these things I'd like to fling back in your face and remove the taste of...

  • ...Lightweight...
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    ...Lightweight...

    9 years ago

    Shattered prisms of faith and continuity Over and over again, the promise fades like wet paper dried in the sun and the words written on it have long since dissolved and dried tears fathered by the memory of who I thought we were and...

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    ...Carved...

    9 years ago

    ...a blossom erupted upon a land once corrupted and bled its red tint in the sand She presented a gift here and beckoned me so near to carve letters upon my hand They spelled out a name that is one and the same carved upon the fateful...

  • ...The Burden of Perfection...
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    ...The Burden of Perfection...

    9 years ago

    The momentous demise under a slice of cake in the handle of the knife do you implant your vanity and insecurity here into the stainless steel into the consumers belly * * * The New Moon shines black crickets still wander ...

  • ...Pockets of Dust...
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    ...Pockets of Dust...

    9 years ago

    ...only in the arms of my three sons have I ever found the truest sense of what we know as pure love, in all forms and stages...only they have heard what my heart sounds like from the inside...

  • ...The Rise of the Sea...
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    ...The Rise of the Sea...

    9 years ago

    I don't know why I let you be The firey rise inside of me If I could stop the flaming rush surely I would resist the blush the temper rose like a storm filled tide the angry prose pushed the Light aside the awful pressure in my veins ...

  • ...Exhaustion Junction...The Quit Smoking Express Continues
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    ...Exhaustion Junction...The Quit Smoking Express Continues

    9 years ago

    The train smoothly slides into late morning and the bright yellow sunshine makes us tired. It makes you want to smoke…again. It makes me want to intravenously insert caffeine into my veins. Neither of these choices will add up to anything good in...

  • ...The Shared Secret...
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    ...The Shared Secret...

    9 years ago

    She holds a Secret, close to Her breast Made to swear on Her Children Never Tell Now I Trust You Now I Love You Now I Want You to Listen I think about the name here neatly written on a bright orange Post It I've got secrets of my own, Man... But...

  • ...The Words of September...
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    ...The Words of September...

    9 years ago

    September mornings have that ethereal change lacing alongside the dawn. They call me back down to the earth after a long hot August and strap me in for a cold winter. The very presence of chaos of language perplexes me. The unsung magic of...

  • ...Safe... poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Safe... poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    10 years ago

    Breathing sun stroked air into the large, messy metamorphosis of my life papers and pieces tumble and tilt all throughout the days Save me! Save everybody! Plastic boats float on oceans of grass The old lady dog loves the sun warmed...

  • ...Moving Along the Tracks Part 2... The Quit Smoking Express by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Moving Along the Tracks Part 2... The Quit Smoking Express by Carole Anzolletti

    10 years ago

    The continuation of the first part of Moving Along the Tracks, this is a typical reaction to the choice of quitting smoking and the games that the drug nicotine can play on your mind. Not just a trivial addiction to be overcome but a serious and contemplative series of decisions that must be made...

  • ...Inside the Seashell... Poetry by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Inside the Seashell... Poetry by Carole Anzolletti

    10 years ago

    Into the shell I whispered near the Secret only I could hear The churning burning The fire lit truth The yearning earning a place wrapped in youth The strapped in stirrings The trapped in lurings All slowly whispered Into the...

  • ...Moving Along the Tracks... Remnants of Red... The Quit Smoking Express by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Moving Along the Tracks... Remnants of Red... The Quit Smoking Express by Carole Anzolletti

    10 years ago

    Moving along the theme of chakra and energy awareness, I have chosen to portray another angle of a possible mindset that one would confront when first arriving on the platform of wanting to ditch an addiction to the smoke screen known as nicotine...

  • ...Swinging the Hatchet... The Warrior Within by Carole Anzolletti
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    ...Swinging the Hatchet... The Warrior Within by Carole Anzolletti

    10 years ago

    This article is meant to inspire you to know yourself, the most powerful thing you can do to help yourself and understand yourself without spending hundreds of dollars or pouring out your most intimate and deepest secrets to a complete stranger. How about meeting yourself and helping yourself...

  • The Quit Smoking Express: Metaphysical Insights on Addiction
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    The Quit Smoking Express: Metaphysical Insights on Addiction

    9 years ago

    An article explaining how the power of the written word can set you free, especially if you are an addict to the drug nicotine. Many of the articles written by Carole Anzolletti have been rooted in and born from the desire to remain cigarette free.

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    ...The Quit Smoking Express: Red Board... The Root Chakra...

    9 years ago

    Journeying to the beginning of understanding for the chakra known as the Root Chakra, my character has departed from the train to be mentored by The Red Queen, who has manifested just in time to guide this particular girl into a place of awareness that she will need to work at to understand what...

  • ...Burst of Flame... Transforming the Addicts Energy via Chakra Awareness (The Quit Smoking Express)
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    ...Burst of Flame... Transforming the Addicts Energy via Chakra Awareness (The Quit Smoking Express)

    10 years ago

    She sat on the floor of the train and watched as he made his way to her. The car rattled with icy creaks and scratching as he pushed the heavy door open. She watched as he came closer and then lowered her eyes, pretending to inspect the lines on...

  • ...The Art of Feng Shui and the Necessity of its Incorporation into Your Life...
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    ...The Art of Feng Shui and the Necessity of its Incorporation into Your Life...

    10 years ago

    As the year ends and new things and thoughts are coming to be incorporated into everyones lives, I thought I would share some information on a practice that has given me some insight on how toxic unwanted objects and the pack rat mentality can be.

  • ...When the Bough Breaks...
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    ...When the Bough Breaks...

    10 years ago

    A twisted little story about a man child who wished for nothing more than to be accepted and loved by his mother who in her own dis-ease could not provide the necessary ingredients for stable mental health. She chose to self destruct so that she could try again, another better way that would help...

  • ...Judgement Day... (Death Express (or) The Quit Smoking Express)
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    ...Judgement Day... (Death Express (or) The Quit Smoking Express)

    10 years ago

    Another entry to the Death Express articles I have been writing, this one is quite graphic so if you want to really take a look at a spiral into the insanity of addiction to a silly little thing called nicotine, this ones for you!

  • ...The Souls of the Seagulls...
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    ...The Souls of the Seagulls...

    10 years ago

    A very short story about possible reincarnation of souls as seagulls...

  • ...Key Lime Pie (An Acquired Taste)...
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    ...Key Lime Pie (An Acquired Taste)...

    10 years ago

    At a countertop In a movie scene Fractured killers thoughts Sliced in between Filed down to raw In my naked mind Key Lime memories Not so hard to find An Acquired Taste A Long Lost Embrace Of a time long gone and the desperate...

  • ...Anchors Away... (A Mermaid Chronicle)
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    ...Anchors Away... (A Mermaid Chronicle)

    10 years ago

    Another addition to my emotional water landscape of Mermaid Chronicles that I began when I quit smoking over seven years ago. It illuminates old phantoms that have no place and really have been in residence way past their due time.

  • ...Emotional Currency and the Skillful Sea Creature/Teacher Octopus...
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    ...Emotional Currency and the Skillful Sea Creature/Teacher Octopus...

    10 years ago

    This article is part blog and part shamanistic research on the influence of Octopus as an emotional catalyst and a water creature, both of which as a Scorpio I am entirely fascinated with.

  • ...The Quit Smoking Express: Locomotion...
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    ...The Quit Smoking Express: Locomotion...

    9 years ago

    Death Express has arrived again to pick me up and get me away from the Spirit of Addiction from Refined White Sugar, also known as the Duende in this case of my story. At just the right time an operator comes in to do not just his regular job of stopping the train, known as a Switchman or as the...

  • ...The Quit Smoking Express...What Shall We Name Him?
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    ...The Quit Smoking Express...What Shall We Name Him?

    9 years ago

    In this Hub I talk about some of my early memories on how I got into addictive patterns with substances starting with one we all know and love, Refined White Sugar...

  • ...The Quit Smoking Express: Dark Passenger...
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    ...The Quit Smoking Express: Dark Passenger...

    9 years ago

    This is the continuing story of the games addiction plays that I titled "Death Express" or "The Quit Smoking Express" and I have grouped this with the other parts relevant to the story.

  • ...My Exploration of Owl in Art, Shamanism, Mythology and Metaphysics...
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    ...My Exploration of Owl in Art, Shamanism, Mythology and Metaphysics...

    10 years ago

    As I begin the intensive study of everything Owl, I have started out researching and adding to what I have currently associated to the Night Bird, including some of my parchment artworks!

  • ...Just A Minute...
    4

    ...Just A Minute...

    10 years ago

    this one is relating to the power of eye contact, and how indeed it can change the course of ones life...

  • ...The Old Cold One...
    7

    ...The Old Cold One...

    10 years ago

    The Crone is associated with the darkness and old age, wisdom and patience as well as a chillingly ethereal presence when possessed by a woman who has immersed herself in the ways of the Old Ones.

  • ...The Crone Season ~ an Appointment with Winter...
    4

    ...The Crone Season ~ an Appointment with Winter...

    10 years ago

    The Crone Season ~ an Appointment with Winter is an observational piece about the time of year when the light fades quicker and the darkness becomes a welcome and comforting place, although we all know that time cannot stand still, it can for just a moment when reading this and realizing that the...

  • ...The Archetype, Blodeuwedd...
    0

    ...The Archetype, Blodeuwedd...

    10 years ago

    The Archetype is a specific design of a person or spirit of a story that aligns with certain characteristics of human behavior. It overreaches any & all borders and unites us through the acceptance that we too have the qualities of warrior, queen, king, slave, martyr, beast, priest, priestess,...

  • ...Skin of the Flesh/The Day of the Dead...
    8

    ...Skin of the Flesh/The Day of the Dead...

    10 years ago

    Between the creation of this piece of work, the influence of the holiday and my own personal affiliation with it, you can see that what I have created is thought through very carefully. The Day of the Dead and The Dead of the Day have been the theme of the week - this hub explains it all from...

  • ...Swan Song/Assimilation...Third and Final Segment of the Forest Labyrinth Preview
    0

    ...Swan Song/Assimilation...Third and Final Segment of the Forest Labyrinth Preview

    10 years ago

    The Swan Song/Assimilation is just as its title suggests: the end of something and the beginning of something else. As accompanied by the death of the swan, the journey continues into the Labyrinth once more, after the intil three stages of initiation/incineration/assimilation have been...

  • ...Fire Bird/Incineration...Segment 2 of the Forest Labyrinth
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    ...Fire Bird/Incineration...Segment 2 of the Forest Labyrinth

    10 years ago

    Fire Bird/Incineration is part 2 of the 3 segments of The Forest Labyrinth that I have chosen to share with the world as a look into the Land of the Queen. This is a fictional story meant to provoke and provide inspiration and introspection into the realms of fantasy and creative writing. I enjoy...

  • ...The Crux of the Mermaid...
    2

    ...The Crux of the Mermaid...

    10 years ago

    Crux means "dilemma, problem or issue" - quite possibly very well illustrating the unique perspective of a mermaid wishing to covet another human being to her dark world beneath the ocean. This segment follows the previous "Daybreak Illusions/Death on the Shore" which came out of the segments for...

  • ...My Phantom Priestess...
    9

    ...My Phantom Priestess...

    10 years ago

    The Phantom Priestess was born onto the page in September of 2011. She had me up into the early hours of the morning for several weeks and I had even taken this one to the printers, was at the counter when I realized that I had missed a part of Her hair. When I got home, not only did I fix that...

  • ...Daybreak Illusions/Death On the Shore...
    0

    ...Daybreak Illusions/Death On the Shore...

    10 years ago

    This is the fourth installment to the story I began here last week. The entity Death and I have emerged from the dark forest night and step into the light of day which turns out to be an illusion in its own right. Here I meet the queen of emotion, a mermaid who has come to take the place of Death...

  • ...Over Your Dead Body...(Death Express Continued)
    2

    ...Over Your Dead Body...(Death Express Continued)

    10 years ago

    "Yes, indeed. Over Your Dead Body." He snarled a little bit at the end of the sentence. I looked at him, looked through him. I saw my neighbor passing in and out of the wall. He had finally managed to figure it out, but where to go, now that...

  • ...Mabon, from Whispers of the Goddess...
    4

    ...Mabon, from Whispers of the Goddess...

    10 years ago

    Winds of change have come again The russet leaves become my friends As I walk and reminisce The autumn equinox I dare not miss Make amends and carry on For all too soon autumn's songs been sung Forgive and forget Wipe the...

  • 4

    ...Till Death Do Us Part/Death Express...(All Aboard the Quit Smoking Train cont.)

    10 years ago

    My feet are cold. The night has advanced into a deep darkness. You hover now at the platform, gray mist and smoke pouring around your ankles. You have no feet now as mine are as cold as ice. This time last night you were alive...and well? Weren't...

  • ...All Board The Quit Smoking Express...
    4

    ...All Board The Quit Smoking Express...

    10 years ago

    Let's pretend we have just met on a platform and it's rainy...windy...cold. We huddle under the awning by the coffee shop we wished was open. It's not quite dark yet as I notice a stale donut lays on its side outside the spotless glass door. You...

  • ...So You Want To Quit Smoking...
    10

    ...So You Want To Quit Smoking...

    10 years ago

    Just the thought of it may make you want to rip your face off...right? Have you tried and tried and tried again? What have you tried? Have you tried writing and facing yourself honestly? That's what I had to do, in the END...the end...there really...

  • ...The Forest Labyrinth/Initiation...
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    ...The Forest Labyrinth/Initiation...

    10 years ago

    The Forest Labyrinth/Initiation is a segment of my larger body of work that I am currently creating. I am using a lot of my own experiences, emotions, and trials in the most constructive and creative way I know how and that is by writing it out, day by day. The muse, The Queen of the Labyrinth,...

  • ...The Power of Prayer Beads...
    2

    ...The Power of Prayer Beads...

    10 years ago

    The Power of Prayer Beads has been used throughout time by many different religious and spiritual traditions. When constructing my crafted pieces I keep in mind that many who aren't involved in an organized practice yearn to focus intently on something less invasive to their lifestyle. Something...

  • ...Priestess of Isis...
    2

    ...Priestess of Isis...

    10 years ago

    Originally, this was drawn with a Rapidograph technical pen, this clean and clear image of the Egyptian Goddess with Anubis and Bast in her aura was hand drawn and hand painted with Winsor & Newton Inks (made in England) and created on Strathmore...

  • ...Mommy, I wanna be a killer when I grow up...
    0

    ...Mommy, I wanna be a killer when I grow up...

    10 years ago

    My story, the Forest Labyrinth, has brought me into a chapter of intense realization. It has brought me way back into memories that were never expressed, never discussed, and ultimately repressed. The danger of sharing the exact details could ruin...

  • ...Ready to Fly...
    0

    ...Ready to Fly...

    10 years ago

    ...I feel Her cold fingers creep along the edge of a dark abyss within me. She tries to reach for me and I am untouchable. I look shamefully away, I feel guilt. I feel too much and She knows it. I don't write because I aspire to be rich and famous....

  • ...Prelude to a Quitter...
    0

    ...Prelude to a Quitter...

    10 years ago

    Once upon a time I was a smoker. I am still obsessed with this fact for whatever reasons. I don't know why it is such a strong obsession or why my addictive nature won't just let it go. Perhaps it is because I spent so much time liking it so much -...

  • ...Such A Liar...
    1

    ...Such A Liar...

    10 years ago

    So many times I have recently read about the Power of Keeping Silent... I write every single day, several pages and I keep them piling up with my rantings and ravings and plans. I find so much peace there on the page. This morning in particular I...

  • ...Breathe In...Breathe Out...
    0

    ...Breathe In...Breathe Out...

    10 years ago

    ...haven't forgotten that I said I would write regularly...and have been writing my 4 + journal pages a day...been watching my thoughts and my breath and my yoga practice...been observing the way that writing is pure magic and the way that deep...

  • ...Shadows Short and Tall...
    1

    ...Shadows Short and Tall...

    11 years ago

    In the span of a day the scope of reality can change so much that the shifts of light that used to be are no longer bright but pass and leave their shadows long against the dusk of the day. Music strummed from the pavilion of the beach echoes into...

  • ...I Always Feel Like...
    4

    ...I Always Feel Like...

    11 years ago

    I Always Feel Like... Somebody is watching me. On some Sunday mornings I clean my mothers 3 bedroom home across town. Sometimes I get there before she returns home from church and I look around at the some of the things that I have grown up with...

  • ...Dealing With Unavoidable Decline...
    0

    ...Dealing With Unavoidable Decline...

    11 years ago

    Dealing with Decline I knew this day would come when I would turn around and look at my life on a panoramic scope and see the many people involved, the many people who were involved, and the many people who I believe will never again be involved....

  • ...Wish I May, Wish I Might...
    0

    ...Wish I May, Wish I Might...

    11 years ago

    Well it seems that I do have this addiction, but its a manageable one that I enjoy so I will live with it for now. This would be the really wrong week to try to wean off of my coffee since the kids are getting out of school and now my sleep/wake...

  • ...Chemical Dependency...
    4

    ...Chemical Dependency...

    11 years ago

    Yesterday I started using my Lemongrass for aromatherapy. Today I wondered how it could be that this scent could wake me up more than that gigantic coffee I get every morning does. Can I abolish this chemical dependency also? My personal thoughts on...

  • ...Yellow Twilight...Full Moon Manifestation...
    0

    ...Yellow Twilight...Full Moon Manifestation...

    11 years ago

    I appreciate the wonderful comments and support of all that read my words. I have always wondered if they make an impact, and the kind people who let me know it does lend the greatest encouragement and motivation for me to keep on keeping on. I...

  • ...Burgeoning Anemones...
    3

    ...Burgeoning Anemones...

    11 years ago

    The following is from my writing course and is assignment nine. I am grateful to post it so late in the day. Thank you for reading! Burgeoning Anemones “Friends are flowers in the Garden of Life.” ~ Proverb It can be...

  • ...Darkness During Daylight...
    0

    ...Darkness During Daylight...

    11 years ago

    The following is taken from a journal long ago, in 2002 when I was still a smoker and I was writing my way through and out of it. It is not your traditional "I quit smoking" article but a more vivid and promising account of how if the truth hurts,...

  • ...Hekate, Goddess of the Crossroads Pathworking...
    0

    ...Hekate, Goddess of the Crossroads Pathworking...

    11 years ago

    I have been creating parchment art pages for several years now, and I love to entwine mythology and deity study with meditation. This is my latest piece of work and I adore pen and ink with watercolor applied to parchment. I have a unique style and...

  • ...Mistress of Severance...
    0

    ...Mistress of Severance...

    11 years ago

    I have seen that the worse things seem to become the more important it is to maintain some sort of inventory for one self, and one's health in any way possible. Whether this means to stop doing something destructive such as over-eating, smoking,...

  • ...Being Available to Yourself...
    3

    ...Being Available to Yourself...

    11 years ago

    Yesterday I had to take my son to the doctor out of town and figure out what his issues were there. That whole trip re-arranged the whole day. It was hot and sticky and frustrating later in the day when I sat down to try to type a blog. (Another...

  • ...Is it 11:00 p.m. already?
    0

    ...Is it 11:00 p.m. already?

    11 years ago

    I am amazed at the speed at which a day can go by with just one appointment thrown in. One of my boys has been having some stomach issues and we had to travel out of town to see his doctor this morning. He is alright, but all these things involving...

  • ...Reaching Out and Into the Light...
    1

    ...Reaching Out and Into the Light...

    11 years ago

    A few days ago I was informed of a close family member being admitted into the hospital and as some of you may know from my other posts, my mother had also been admitted. My mom is home now, and better, and they never found the source of the...

  • ...Where Day Meets The Night...(Roar of Dawn Conclusion)
    1

    ...Where Day Meets The Night...(Roar of Dawn Conclusion)

    11 years ago

    ...A storm was gathering on the horizon where the day met the night. Clouds began to spin and form images, winds blew them together so that they danced a painful display of nostalgia and lost memories. I lay on the deck of the Goddess and She...

  • ...The Cosmic Goddess...(after the Dawn/Roar of Dawn continued)
    4

    ...The Cosmic Goddess...(after the Dawn/Roar of Dawn continued)

    11 years ago

    ...The Sun beat upon my face hotter than it should have. I put one arm over my eyes and the other hand down on the stone beside me. A deep sting caused me to sit straight up and my eyes flashed open. I watched as a Scorpion clicked away on a path...

  • ...Roar of Dawn...
    3

    ...Roar of Dawn...

    11 years ago

    ...Lion Blossom... ...The Lion has appeared again on the landscape of my journey. He is sitting on my chest watching the crows circle in the sky above. He is asking me to listen to his mighty voice now as it shatters the silence of my reverie. His...

  • ...Tea and Bees...
    9

    ...Tea and Bees...

    11 years ago

    ...My lip presses against a chip in a large white mug I've given up sugar and whole milk again but the orange blossom honey takes their place glistening gold strands sticking to my finger Reminds me of bees They are coming They...

  • ...We See...
    4

    ...We See...

    11 years ago

    ...Amidst our limbs Among the trees The Voices Whisper Upon the Breeze The shadows cast A sideways glance Upon the Forest Where We Dance The Realm Benign Saturated with Time Revives the Spirits Of deceased, sublime They watch...

  • ...The Hold...
    4

    ...The Hold...

    11 years ago

    ...Visionary... ...She Whispers "I have had enough" She sighs You cannot stop me now You never could You never would You would never Stop the abuse If I hadn't Come If I hadn't Drown you in Silence and the Tears of the Universe...

  • ...The Birth of the Queen...
    2

    ...The Birth of the Queen...

    11 years ago

    ...From the Bottom...  ...The Red Queen is the Muse that has been watching me since the day a cell with my name on it appeared in the Great Abyss...She touched it with the tip of Her enigmatic finger and tiny shoots of light and energy spanned out...

  • ...Sunday Morning Reverie...
    4

    ...Sunday Morning Reverie...

    11 years ago

    ...What it is about Sunday mornings that asks me to come to the cemetary? There is a huge one right down the street, where many famous people lay to rest. PT Barnum and Tom Thumb rest here, as well as Margaret Rudkin, the founder of Pepperidge...

  • ...If The Shoe Fits (Karmic Return)...
    0

    ...If The Shoe Fits (Karmic Return)...

    11 years ago

    ...Last night I went to work at the same time I do every Friday night. I had my expectations and one of them was that my new shoes would be there. I had been wearing the same ones for almost three years, and although they look perfect on the...

  • ...Touching the Writing Base...
    7

    ...Touching the Writing Base...

    11 years ago

    ...Greeting the Dawn from the Forest... ...How do I keep going, in this writers life? I wake up every morning and play a list of what to do, -for who and for what- in my mind...what do I HAVE to do, and what do I WANT to do...the list is endless....

  • ...Meandering Into the Hub...
    0

    ...Meandering Into the Hub...

    10 years ago

    One of my favorite pictures of me, altered by a wonderful friend 3 ...Okay...I am going to give this a try since I am hopelessly addicted to writing, and I believe I do it very well...I guess you will let me know :) Online, offline I am a...

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