Cheek flares signify he's in direct contact with the Literary Gods. Go[o]d things will be coming my way... #prayformymuses
As an artist, by which I mean anyone who creates artistically in any medium, do you ever use your art as a down in the trenches, fight fire with fire type of weapon in the never-ending battle against the forces evil; or is your art reserved only as an expression of beauty and love and …
This is an official whitehouse.gov photograph of our "president." I know, right. That's one scary looking dude. This isn't presidential... Far from it. This is a picture you would show to your kids when they're misbehaving. You would point to it, large and ornately framed (a gold-plated frame of course) hanging from a prominent place …
And Joy & Happiness to All* this Season of Holidays #peace *"All" is meant to mean everyone, including those who do and who do not celebrate a holy day or holiday this Season of Holidays, which may or may not include the following: Buddhism Bodhi Day: 8 December – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that …
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Things My Dogs Love: 1) Surveying their domain from my office window. 2) Snagging rolls of toilet paper and turning them into snow machines...
I'm a BIG Yoko Ono fan and I really dig her WAR IS OVER campaign. I especially dig all the free WAR IS OVER downloads she offers in a multitude of languages at http://imaginepeace.com/warisover/. And I especially especially dig this WAR IS OVER message written in flag-speak! #itsanavything #youwouldntunderstand
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So, I was thinking (yes, I understand the risks)... But, I was thinking, just imagine if each of the 25,109 and growing followers of this humble site were to donate just $1.00 to help me fund my film LEAVE... Just imagine how much that would be! Keep in mind that I am a product of …
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So, I'm creating a private Facebook group for writers and readers who are interested in the discussion of all things related to the process and business of writing. This will be somewhat an extension of what I do with the Newsletter Love subscribers, but on a much more intimate and informal level. The newsletter …
It must mean something that I’m coming across this and that about my hometown on the web recently (maybe it has something to do with the Cavs realigning the Universe with their winning of the NBA Championship).
Thanks so much to my friend Ava of Fresh Brewed Thoughts for “bridging” this to my attention.
Please visit Bruce Stambaugh’s wonderful site to see all of his beautiful covered bridge photographs.
By Bruce Stambaugh
I’ve been curious about covered bridges for a long time. I wondered about their purpose other than the obvious one of crossing from one side of a stream to another.
My curiosity got the best of me recently. Accompanied by my wife and another couple, we went exploring all 18 of Ashtabula County’s covered bridges. We discovered that the unique architectural wonders were so much more than a conveyance from one bank to another.
If you’re not familiar with Ashtabula County, it’s Ohio’s northeastern most county. It bumps against both Lake Erie on the north and Pennsylvania to the east.
It’s a big county with varied topography and land usage. Its trail of covered bridges is one of its most distinctive features. Most of the bridges are still in use today.
Covered bridge hobbyists admire the intricate architectural details of the wooden tunnels. I…
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Many of the haiku and other poems in Short Verses & Other Curses were written as a therapeutic balm in response to my cancer. I don't know why or how I survived all that nonsense but I suspect writing the poems helped at least a little. Recent events make it seem to me that my …
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Get your promotional edition here. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: I began focusing much of my poetry writing on the Japanese poetic forms of haiku, senryū, and tanka at the beginning of 2012 as a therapeutic effort when finding myself in the midst of an illness. And I continue to write them even as I find myself, …
Coming soon. And so is Christmas... Coincidence? See Newsletter Love (008-15) to find out how you can get a free pre-release pdf version of the book personally inscribed by me to you. Ho ho ho
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it's funny, life is we are so busy living we forget to live Let's Send The Year Out In Poetic Style See Newsletter Love (007-15) for details Must be a subscriber to participate
restricted we are not by laws or by limits but by self alone
the ocean of sky is sailed by such lovely arks lo! the moon embarks
distance redefines impressions fade over time beauty lingers on
that which would be missed that which would be desired just let it all go
beyond the creek's bend sight unseen still it must flow but how do we know
even sans the source it emits a knowing glow let the ego go
where suns rising burns where hearts once touched long returns where glances love churns
On this day five years ago, I received the news that a recent lung biopsy showed that my lungs were inflicted with a severe form of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). BOS, I came to find out, was a known but uncommon side-effect resulting from a bone marrow transplant (for …
#postofthebeast #coincidenceorcurse #prettyspookyregardless #happyhalloween
blossoms and decay from rose to a tangled rot such is this, our lot #boo
life's dichotomies the blacks or whites, ins or outs the falsehoods or truths
bypass the hazard detours become the way true closure's clarity
Ecclesiastes 3 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a …
life comes as a blur wanting no time for focus until it has passed
all that lies ahead were once choices to be made from now comes the then
thine eyes seek not truths they seek only what's been shone trust thine heart alone
the moon that waxes is also the moon that wanes beauty has phases
yea, the day must end and yield its light to the night ere night shines again
reach beyond thy reach seek far beyond thy vision dream beyond beyond