Monthly Archives: February, 2013

I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash -Post by RealityShifts

Artist Mike O’Day

In my experience, every kid under age ten is fearless. As they gradually get older, they start looking over their shoulder and start worrying what other people think. I believe I have a strong connection to children because the same things appeal to us: Spiral-horned, winged Cheetalopes are awesome! Mike O’Day discovered his love of …

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When Katie Wakes

Connie May Fowler The daughter and grand-daughter of battered women, Fowler found herself irresistibly drawn to a man who was bent on destroying her, physically and emotionally. Despite her youth, spirit, education, and wonderful talent, she was trapped in a cycle of violence and despair with no way out. Until the day she adopted an …

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La Citadelle Freedom

Augusta Savage Born in the south before women had the right to vote and decades before civil rights for African Americans, Augusta Savage (1892 – 1962) remains a celebrated American arist.  She survived poverty, criticism and discrimination to become a nationally renowned sculptor.  Her talent was recognized when she was young and as early as …

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Healing Quote of the Day

Freedom Graffiti by Tammam Azzam: Klimt’s The Kiss superimposed over a destroyed Syrian building “The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the …

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The Voice

Eimear Quinn I am the voice of the past that will always be Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields I am the voice of the future Bring me your peace, bring me your peace And my wounds they will heal I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain I …

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Jimmy Stewart A Poem for dog lovers. Post by the Johnney Carson Youtube channel

Broken For You

Stephanie Kallos     When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company. Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come west to search for her wayward boyfriend. Both women are guarding dark secrets …

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Grand Dame

Kenojuak Ashevak Artist Kenojuak Ashevak lived most of her life in Camp Dorset, an Inuit community in the the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.  Married at 19, Kenojuak raised a large family.  But in the harsh life of this northern territory, some of her children did not reach adulthood.  She was the first woman involved in …

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Is She Okay?

Dan Griffin   I did one thing I have never done before. I looked at Nancy, not knowing whether or not she was awake and I not-so-simply said, “Is she okay? I have been laying here afraid that something has happened to Grace.”   I was nineteen when my Aunt Eileen died. Sophomore in college. …

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