“Loss”
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“Loss”

Words rule my life. I understand their power to persuade, to elevate, to devalue, and to heal. They can make me feel as if I am not alone. They allow others to share their insight and wisdom. They help me define my feelings. They become a touchstone.  This poem by Donna Ashworth titled “Loss” is…

Firebrand
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Firebrand

Most of us are keenly aware of when we feel powerless. It is usually when life upsets us, when we feel we have lost control, when we start to be overwhelmed or even defeated. But most of us, especially myself, ignore what is in our power—where I can act on my behalf for what I want.  Ironic, isn’t it?  I have a keen…

October’ed

October’ed

I am full of October today.  Someone gave me pumpkin bread over the weekend, the temperatures are a touch cooler here in Central Texas, and the world seems a very good place at this moment.  No, I have not turned on the news. Instead, I’m basking in possibility thinking.  Ghosts, goblins, new ideas, and poetry. Wind-whipping poetry And…

Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine
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Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine

May 18, 2018 What a great date, especially for big changes! The rumors are true.  This will be the last RT Booklovers’ Convention. Kathryn Falk will go on to many other things. The woman  has a range of interests and big ideas are always percolating away inside her. Tonight, I’ve been asked to speak on…