“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…

Black Outside, the Universe, and Us
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Black Outside, the Universe, and Us

This is a proud mama post combined with some there-are-no-coincidences post.  My son Andrew is an artist whose work celebrates nature. He creates pieces that honor mountains, skies, capstone, insects and animals, plus pieces celebrating various states. He even throws in a flower every once in awhile. www.naturaltribute.com Now for the story:  During the pandemic, Andrew ended…

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…