The Language of Flowers

Vanessa Diffenbaugh Moss grows without roots.  His words took my breath away.  Throughout a lifetime studying the biology of plants, this simple fact had eluded me, and it seemed now to be the one fact I needed, desperately, to have known. Read The Language of Flowers

Just For Now

Imogen Heap Just for now, just for now, just for now Just for now, just for now, just for now It’s that time of year Leave all our hopelessnesses aside (If just for a little while) Dear, stop right here I know we’ll follow the bumpy ride (I’m secretly on your side) More music by …

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Reading Simic

Thomas Pitre I tried balancing a bowl of hot oatmeal on my lap and reading his poems in my tired and worn, green chair. On the back cover of a collection, a reviewer wrote “Simic may end a poem with a kiss or a bludgeon.” The reader will never know. Blackjack Fresno Johnny sent me …

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Elemental Wheels

Kelly Price Nature virtually always satisfies my hunger for variety, balance and movement. It provides a vital kind of homecoming. Each piece I make tends to be a form of gratitude for each of these “homecomings.” — Kelly Price Find more artwork by Kelly Price at Kellypriceart.com and on her Facebook Page: Kelly Price/ Silk Spirit Explore prints by …

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While the Sun Checks her Make-Up

Dale Favier   A pause, while the sun gathers her courage to climb up over the hill. She’s packed her lunch and taken her meds, and she has her to-do list sketched out, but there’s always that little pause before throwing herself into the day.   God knows what all these things mean to all …

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Healing Quote of the Day

It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. — Tyler Perry Learn more about actor, director, producer and writer, Tyler Perry, on his website


Ian McEwan Nothing that can be, can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes. More books by Ian McEwan

Fishing in Winter

Ralph Burns A man staring at a small lake sees His father cast light line out over The willows. He’s forgotten his Father has been dead for two years And the lake is where a blue fog Rolls, and the sky could be, if it Were black or blue or white, The backdrop of all …

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Abraham Lincoln

Tommervik It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. — Abraham Lincoln View works by Tommervik on his website and facebook page.

To the Women in my Life on Valentine’s Day

Anita Sheridan Price   We work, drive kids around, fix dinners, do laundry, care for aging parents, make time for spouses, volunteer, nurture and create.  How often do we step back and say, “I made a difference today.  The world is a better place because of me.”?   Some years ago I was in the …

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