words

Spin it your own way!

People say there is nothing new under the sun.   I heard this phrase again recently––and I still don't buy it.  I was reminded why I don't buy into this while I watched the Grammy's this month. I'm not usually an award show watcher but this year's show hooked...

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Inspire: How to be the Verb.

I've been thinking about the word ‘inspiration’ lately, even before the calendar flipped over to 2017.  What does the word really mean and how can I find me some? A couple of years ago, I made a list of places and people and things that inspired...

2017 – What’s in a Word?

I've never been a fan of new year's resolutions.  So 5 years ago, I decided to take up a challenge I found on the internet––the one word challenge. The concept is to find a word to take into the new year. One that will give you...

There’s always a reason

Slammed into a cell with a whistling drunk, I couldn't remember if there was a reason to go back. "You best figure it out it boy," the judge said.   But I didn't.   And now, thirteen months, eleven days later, all I have is the dirt on my boots, my car and the dice...

What’s in a Word?

The start of every year has me thinking about words.  Not just any word, one I want to take with me through the year.  One that means something to me alone.  In the past I've chosen some great words with powerful meanings: be, persevere, warrior,...

ekphrasis

Ekphrasis, is a word I first heard three years ago in my Creative Writing class. By definition, Ekphrasis has been considered to be a response, where one medium of art tries to relate to another medium. It is used to describe the essence and form...