Tag Archives: passion

Me: Some Assembly Required

My Real Memoir A pile of bricks. That was my life at age 15. And I loved it. I saw no need for mortar to fit them all together. I was enamored with discovering all the things I thought, felt, … Continue reading

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The Year I Fell in Love With Music

Me, age 14, rockstar posing at the local music store My Real Memoir I’d had a crush on music from early on, especially after seeing my first musical hero Sam Cooke sing “You Send Me” live at our local bijou. … Continue reading

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I know God

Originally posted on mytalkindrums:
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Years ago in the middle of the greatest obstacle that faced me , discouraged and helpless , I fixed my eyes on the bible searching for strength, resolve, anything that would…

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Christmas Alphabet S : Silent Night – The Everly Brothers, Sinead O’ Connor & Low

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Almost there. How to prepare? At this Season wisdom is found not in speech but in silence. Stand in Awe. Commune with your own heart. Be Still. Hope and wait. In Silence. Not in…

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They say, you know “they,” they say it’s a fact that Opposites nearly always attract. And yet Opposites also sometimes attack. So why don’t we simply give ‘em the sack? Because Opposites are relational crack, they cling to our teeth … Continue reading

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Batter My Heart

As a teenager, I stumbled upon the poet, John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and instantly identified with his passions, longings, and failings (“no man is an island…”). I still do. Yesterday, thanks to a smart, soulful teenager who blogs … Continue reading

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“Desire is a flame that can light a lantern or burn down a house.” ~The Wishing Map

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The Wishing Map 50

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Two immense black widows had begun to push their stingers into Gina’s eyes just as Prince Jenblevó entered the cave… … Continue reading

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