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“I find myself “Dancing With Cancer”, problem is…I can’t dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry….just about anything goes.” Renee Robinson I’ve spent some time recently in hospitals and specialty clinics.  It’s always heartening to witness how remarkably resilient some folks are, how they deal with their trials in good spirit. They remind me of one special… Read More

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. Eckhart Tolle A little something to keep us on our toes while I work on Sunday Announcements, which will post late this evening. If you are viewing this post from an email subscription, you’ll have to link through to the site to view the video. Worth you time. Illustration courtesy of Public Domain Clipart…. Read More

On Facebook, there’s a video making its way around Facebook that gives us a view of a spider at work on his web. As I was watching it just now – fascinated, though spiders are not my most favorite creatures – I thought how like a writer this little guy is. He starts to spin his web without a thread in sight. In effect he spins on faith. It’s a faith very… Read More

PAULA KUITENBOUWER is a Dutch nature artist. Her particular special gift is to help us appreciate the beauty of the natural world. I’m pleased that she’s compiled a portfolio of her art into a book that includes twenty-four of her drawings along with thirteen short explanations. This master of the tools of her trade shares with us the kind of beauty that can only be found through sustained observation and a meditative approach to art. Paula’s work has inspired a number of my poems… Read More