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Survival

They left it there. As if it hadn't held all they owned––the scrounged up, the stolen and the bartered. There was a time when it was full, heaped with what they thought of as survival gear. The first day out, on the road outside the...

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...