The Lovers – April Fool’s Journey

Kings and Lovers “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules! The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to “honor and obey,” maybe we should swear to “aid and abet.”-Tom Robbins The LOVERS card represents the archetypes of union, romantic love, […]

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My Mother Taught Me Things

from: 108 Days of American Sentence – Day 9: Arms Wrap Around Me

I am surrounded, supported, and loved by strong, beautiful women.

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Backworld slipping is not an option

“Creativity ignited a spark. In that moment, I saw that art is not peripheral, beauty is not optional, but a strategy for survival.” – Terry Tempest Williams

I walked away a long time ago so that I could find out who I am.

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Music Monday ~ So Much Cheese, nom nom nom

Measuring Tubes
1981: Members of the performance art pop band the Tubes. Included are Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Prairie Prince, Michael Cotten, and Bill Spooner. They are all posing with drafting tools. (Photo by Capitol Records/Getty Images)

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So much filling a room

We moved to a small room in an annex to the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Nada Gordon was teaching – I think we were free-writing, getting warmed up.

My marriage was a disaster and I did’t necessarily feel like feeling anything – so I focused on the room and the sounds and the imagery and the energy of nervous writers filling the space. I put a lot of pressure on writing to take the place of music.

I’m guessing this happened in 2004.

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