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Are You an Empath?

On the scale of human empathy from Empath to Sociopath, ┬áno doubt most humans inhabit the mountain in the middle. That is, most people can be caring and sensitive or selfish and conscienceless, as the occasion seems to require. I’ve always known I’m a bit strange and don’t fit snugly into the mountain in the … Continue reading

I promise you, this is an encouraging story

I promise you this is an encouraging story-just bear with me. Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake in 2010, which killed 200,000 people in an already poverty-stricken country. Many kind people donated money, which seems to have been peed away by the kleptocrats, as usual. This man lost several family members and has moved to a … Continue reading

What do runway models think about?

I mentioned in an earlier post that my daughter, Mica, was being pursued by modeling agencies. She is obviously very pretty, but so were my other two daughters and I kind of thought they had more substance than just their beauty, so I never looked into marketing it. And perhaps that is just a rationalization-I … Continue reading

Dear Follower: Take a Break

I think of you dear follower, whenever I start to post on here. I know that the world is stressful, stuff happens and many people are doing all they can…and then the car starts making a funny noise and you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. So today I’m posting beautiful pictures. Go … Continue reading

They say she has what it takes…

Every day when my four kids were small I made a point to tell them they were smart, good and good-looking. If you have kids, do this-because all four grew up to be smart, good and I’ll be darned-even good-looking! My youngest daughter is unusually good-looking; she stops traffic. Well, that must be nice, as … Continue reading

In the Garden: Why not a hummingbird hat!?

In my quest to find something wonderful in my tiny garden every day, yesterday was easy. A hummingbird visited a sunflower, shining green, wings beating so fast they were a blur. “Oh, you beautiful thing,” I whispered. I had the same urge as I had when I observed bejeweled tropical fish in the wild, the … Continue reading

Beauty Passing Swiftly By…

Pastor Pat, who was a farmer before he was a preacher, once said, “If the world seems dark, if life stinks, if you feel like you are always going in circles-try taking your head out of your butt.” I know it’s not the kind of sermon you might hear in a fancy church, but Pat … Continue reading

In an age of cement and steel, what need for poets?

This is the age of science, of steel — of speed and the cement road. The age of hard faces and hard highways. Science and steel demand the medium of prose. Speed requires only the look — the gesture. What need then, for poetry? Great need! There are souls, in these noise-tired times, that turn … Continue reading

By the Pond

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I was kicked out of the woods where I usually roam and was feeling deprived. I decided simply to go into the woods on the other side of the road. “Ha! I thought,” I have released myself back to the wild.” My five year-old granddaughter, Alina, tried to … Continue reading

Beauty all around Us

I live in Deepswamp, Georgia. This does not seem to be a promising location for artistic inspiration. Van Gogh wanted to move to Japan, having heard the light there was special but friends convinced him that the light in France was very similar. Well, light falls on the just and the unjust, the Japanese and … Continue reading