Rainy Day Writing

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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Creative Inspiration

“Beholding someone else’s creative word, image, idea, fills us up, inspires us to our own creative work. A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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The Pope and Jesus the Radical

    It’s been an interesting week in the news. I did not expect to see the news media get all warm and fuzzy about Pope Francis’ visit to the US. But it’s pretty hard to ignore this guy. He is not the sanitized, institutionalized version of the Holy Father we are used to seeing. …


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Campgrounds Take Some Growing Into

The old man and I just returned from a short beach vacation in a State Park campground. Us and a hundred or so other old people. And five or six kids too young to be back at school who managed to worm their way into Grandma and Grandpa’s camping trip. It was very peaceful and quiet. There …

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A Mom’s Love and Encouragement Distilled in B & W

Yesterday I opened my Facebook page to a photograph of my Mom, circa 1958 or 1959. It’s a black and white photo, but surprisingly vivid. I have a copy of the same photo somewhere but this one was posted by an old neighbor, George Thibault. Mom is standing in the street with my brother Phil, …

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Coffee Deprived in the PNW??

The old man and I are serious coffee fans. Access to good coffee  is a quality of life issue for us. We live in the Pacific Northwest and should have access to all kinds of great brews, but we don’t. Which sucks since this is the birthplace of Starbucks, the most ubiquitous brand in the …

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