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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

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Pray Your Gods in General

Pray your gods who ask you for your blood For they are strong and angry jealous ones Or lay upon my altar now your love I fear my time is short There are armies moving close Be quick, my love… E...


5 days ago

Well. in General

I edited and edited and edited until I didn’t know what else to cut out to get back to 10 pages. Both writing samples and my “personal statement” have now been submitted for review. It’s not like...


7 days ago

ALS in General

ALS I heard this morning that my mother’s cousin, Nikki passed away. I guess that makes her my cousin in some kind of once removed way. She was diagnosed with ALS last fall. That is an awful, ...


April 14, 2019

Wild Wild West in General

She’s so mean but I don’t care I love her eyes and her wild wild hair Dance to the beat that we love best Heading for the nineties Living in the wild wild west The first time I heard that song I...


Robots Don’t Get Homesick Starting GoT from the beginning of last season. The final season starts soon. Two freaking years it took. We have a storm heading this way. Just going to be a sloppy ...


Robots Don’t Get Homesick Starting GoT from the beginning of last season. The final season starts soon. Two freaking years it took. We have a storm heading this way. Just going to be a sloppy ...


April 05, 2019

Upstairs in General

In 1995 I was just out of the fleet. Working for the Commodore at the wing. I wrote at least a dozen instructions in that two years, between the Bosnia conflict and 7 months in Italy. It always...


April 05, 2019

Upstairs in General

In 1995 I was just out of the fleet. Working for the Commodore at the wing. I wrote at least a dozen instructions in that two years, between the Bosnia conflict and 7 months in Italy. It always...


April 04, 2019

Celaena in General

I was going through my files, trying to find something to submit as an example of my writing. I will confess. I don’t think this sucks. In most things in life you don’t really have a choice. A...


April 04, 2019

Methinks in General

Prosebox has crashed. Because there is no way in hell I am the only person to write an entry in the last 24 hours.


April 04, 2019

Methinks in General

Prosebox has crashed. Because there is no way in hell I am the only person to write an entry in the last 24 hours.


March 23, 2019

Roadtrip in General

I have so much to write about. But I just don’t have the heart. Long roadtrip in my immediate future. At the beginning of May. Four corners. Down to DC to tour the Smithsonian. Maybe a stop ...


March 23, 2019

Roadtrip in General

I have so much to write about. But I just don’t have the heart. Long roadtrip in my immediate future. At the beginning of May. Four corners. Down to DC to tour the Smithsonian. Maybe a stop ...


March 20, 2019

"I Was A Sailor Once" in General

“I Was A Sailor Once” I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe. I liked the sounds of the Na...


January 30, 2019

How long... in General

How long will I love you? As long as there are stars above you. And longer if I can… (That’s actually Julia Westlin covering a Ellie Goulding song) How long will I love you As long as stars are ...


January 29, 2019

Julia Westlin in General

She is experimenting with the same kind of stuff Enya was doing 30 years ago.


January 17, 2019

Eva in General

Eva I was up early this morning. It is back to crazy cold here is Maine. Single digits F. I went through my routine, took my meds, made my tea. Heated up my oatmeal. My search for a recliner t...


December 22, 2018

Wintersong in General

The days are as short as they are going to get. It is inky black outside by 430pm. If out and about you might see a seam of blue on the western horizon. I have a new stove. That is kinda cool...


December 20, 2018

Midnight Sun in General

Midnight sun Guiding light Take the eye Go skimming Across the sky… Weather is working its way up the coast. We are in for some freezing rain, then just rain and wind until Saturday morning. To...


December 15, 2018

Strawberry Wine in General

Strawberry Wine, Lindsay Ell (Deanna Carter Cover) Gawd, Lindsay is so fine. I keep getting older and my angels all stay the same age. Well hello there. I have been somewhat remiss in keeping u...


November 27, 2018

Protocol in General

Protocol Well, where the fuck to start. Three months ago I decided I was going to start lifting weights. Heavy weights, like I did in my 20s. So I researched various regimes and without fail t...


Worshipping at the Temple of Anna Hope I didn’t disappoint. My entry titles are just songs that pop up on my iTunes. Strange how memory works. It has to be 20 years ago. I was relatively new t...


November 04, 2018

Ship in the Stormy Sea in General

Ivan Konstantinovič Ajvazovskij 1817-1900 Russian painter Ship in the Stormy Sea – 1858


November 04, 2018

Ship in the Stormy Sea in General

Ivan Konstantinovič Ajvazovskij 1817-1900 Russian painter Ship in the Stormy Sea – 1858 https://imgur.com/a/9or6QSa


October 30, 2018

Britt in General

I suppose I should feel guilty about lusting over Britt. But I don’t.


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