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This deeply meaningful poem was written just this week by a dear friend, Beth Balagtas Nelson. She has a few other pieces of her work on my blog. I hope you will see the thoughtfulness and reflection in it I have. They all flew down below With the leaves in autumn wind Nestled in the […]

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“The bottom line…” November 1, 2013 at 8:36pm -KJ Konjit Fekadu I wonder what our world would be like if we were not taught to have expectations over situations we cannot control If we all accept “our truth” as “our truth” not others If we all accept “life is under no obligation to give us […]

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“A Boy Asks…”

My dear ‘niece-daughter’, Hewan (KJ) Fekadu, has written several amazing short stories while in Azerbaijan as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I am especially touched by this one, as it so well demonstrates how we are all one, yet somehow buy into ‘categorizing’ others. How are we defined by others, do we really fit into a […]

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That Dawn

Devin Thomas of Dunn Brothers Coffee & Provisions in Addison, TX, shared this wonderfully romantic poem he wrote just this week. Devin writes, arranges and plays music and also schedules musical acts for evenings at Dunn Brothers. This poem touched me and I asked his permission to post it on my blog. All rights retained […]

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Our House

Submitted by Patrice Gates For a child, stability means security. When a family’s traditions and routines are suddenly turned upside down, and mommy and daddy become different people in the name of an unknown and unknowable “god”, it can have traumatic results for a child. Is it madness? Our House Madness bloomed in our house […]

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12-16-95

by Beth Balagtas Nelson Art comes from within. Whether it is music, painting, writing, poetry … it speaks a truth from the artist’s soul. It speaks truth – our truth. But, what if my truth is not your truth? What if my story is different from what you – parent, spouse, friend – want it […]

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No Hard Feelings

Rejection is always painful. More painful when it is from ones you love. Most painful when it is from family – blood, DNA notwithstanding. Just because. In the name of a godless god. In the name of godless men. Not because, but because you choose to be you. Asking only respect for your choices, not […]

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Time Passes

Time passes, opinions change, Appearances wane, Our pace slows. Thoughts are more meaningful, But come more slowly. Eyes fail, Yet, we see more clearly. Time still passes. In years past, days seemed like weeks; But now weeks seem like days. Time still passes, But now its value is painfully clear. -Jack Walker March 14,2010

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What child loves vegetables? Brocolli plays a minor role in The Mystery of the Tomato, written more than 10 years ago by a young man I’ve known since he was four.

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