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Film Review: My Hero Brother (2016)

Want to see a light film that you didn’t expect to like but has a subtle and uplifting impact? Read about some incredible sibling relationships, and a lot more! The film is not in the theaters now, but you’ll be … Continue reading

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Poetry Submissions: What Would Joyce Kilmer Say?

I’m sure many of you poets have all encountered this email text: “It is difficult to make a judgement about a poet’s work based on one poem. Therefore, I am asking you if you could, to send, say, 6 – … Continue reading

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TJ’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: WATER LILIES

TJ Paris has been offering his weekly haiku challenge and this week’s challenge is water lilies. Happy to report that I’m haiku coo cooing again!   One amidst many Colors escaped from my dreams Earth’s water lilies Save Save Save … Continue reading

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Our Grand Rose of Sharon, and Her Attendants

Our beautiful lady has been showing off for four months now. Days shorten, evenings cool off, and still she (and her attendant bees!) glitters. All these, and more, from one bush. I know you’re in there, oh bee! Come out, … Continue reading

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REPRINT of PRINTS: A Poem for Dogs (and Those Who Love Dogs)

The online journal River Poets Journal has been, in honor of National Poetry Month, soliciting “napkin poetry,” short poetry that can fit on a napkin! I’m so pleased that they published a poem of mine, “Prints.” (April, 2016). Each published … Continue reading

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Weekly Household Haiku Challenge: Art

TJ Paris has been offering his weekly household item haiku challenge and I’m a week or two late on this one, art, but presenting it nonetheless. The artwork below is my own two watercolors. White moon hovers low Lone seagull … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Lemon: Aromatherapy for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients (and You)

Reblogged from “Mom, Me and Elderly” by Jane Hanser: “There is no cure for Alzheimer’s” I read again and again. I’ve alternated between accepting that claim and refusing to accept it. Scientists promise a cure in the future, but what … Continue reading

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We Go Solar in Ten Easy Steps: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

“It’s the best thing since sliced bread,” our gardener wrote when I told her we were going solar. I loved solar and was excited about our impending conversion, but wasn’t this a bit of an exaggeration? We live in a … Continue reading

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Autumn Splendor: A Photographic Poem

How beautiful it is before the lull, before Nature takes its winter rest, and the days change one by one… Hour by hour…. Minute by minute… ONE WEEK LATER…. ONE HOUR LATER…. AUTUMN IN NEW ENGLAND.. STAY A WHILE! Save

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Guess Who Came for Dinner!

The fence is gone.The fence, which kept Joey in, or at least tried to, apparently also kept other animals out. As Robert Frost wrote, in “Mending Wall” – “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was … Continue reading

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