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CoVID19 and War Stories

  This is day eleven of my self imposed "Stay at Home," routine and day five of the California Governor's decree. How are you all doing? Amid the humorous and not so funny memes and photos, I came across the above message, which gave me pause to reflect. My mother is in her 90's. Practicing… Continue reading CoVID19 and War Stories

Healing, Health, poetry, Self Care, tough times, Wisdom

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe

This has been a frightening week, interspersed with personal trying periods, and a need to bury my head for a couple of hours at a time. My daughter texted me after the tragedy in Nice, France.   I hated that she felt unsafe. I hated that I couldn't stretch my arms across 1,000 miles and… Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe

Creativity, difficult times, Encouragement, Faith, Frank de Acosta, Inspiration, poetry

How Love Trumps Hate – A Poem and Photograph

  Alchemy is an ancient practice shrouded in mystery. Its practitioners sought to turn lead into gold through a purification process involving heat. The word "transformation" is a synonym for alchemy. So is "magic" and "power," both which can describe love. Love, an emotion, is also a quality we all need more of during these… Continue reading How Love Trumps Hate – A Poem and Photograph

Art, Chingonas, Strong Women

Art and Community

  While reading a favorite blogger's post "Emotion on Canvas," this image caught my attention. Truthfully, all of Ray Ferrer's artwork catches my attention. The majesty of the ship, shrouded in the indigo shadows of night and ocean, seemed ominous. The words in the January 26th post were more forbidding: Hi Friends and Fans of… Continue reading Art and Community