The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

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Monday’s Muse: Pine Trees and Persephone

Hello, Lunatics! How was your weekend? Mine was busy. I still haven’t managed to pull all the Christmas decorations down and put them away but remember, I have Monster Tree to deal with. Plus, I’m trying to get the ornaments organized with new boxes and packing material. Then, yesterday I decided...

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#JeSuisCharlie, Ahmed, & the World

No pictures today. Just words. The last week has been rough, especially since the Paris shootings which took place this past Wednesday (also my son Jack’s tenth birthday). If you are not aware, the satirical newspaper office of Charlie Hebdo was attacked by gunmen who shot 12 specific unarmed people as...

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Strange Dreams and Poetry Compilations

I stayed up much too late last night going through 200+ poems. I had to read through them, make edits if needed-and believe me, some of my older work needed tweaking-and then move them into the compilation folder to go through each one later to see which one will make the...

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Full Steam Ahead and Monday’s Muse

Alright, Lunatics! It’s a new year; time to start the year off in the best way possible. How? For me it’s getting back in training for my next Color Run in March (this year there’s added glitter! Do NOT start with the sparkly vampire jokes! I will send scary clowns to...

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Taking a Walk in a Chicago Neighborhood

This past June I was fortunate to be able to visit my best friend, Laura, in Chicago. I had only been there once before, in 2010, but I was surprised by how well I remembered her neighborhood. Not that much would have changed; it is Chicago and space is at a...

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Taking Stock and Going Forward

Happy New Year, my lovely Lunatics! I truly hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. Tomorrow I begin taking down all of the decorations before the 6th gets here. Today, though, is for looking back at what’s been accomplished, and looking forward to being ever closer to reaching my dreams....

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Happy Blogiversary and Merry Christmas

Yesterday was my 1 year blogiversary. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging that long. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year. And, like time does when you’re having fun, it flew by so fast. It has been a pleasure writing and sharing my life and my writings...

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Stop the Merry-Go-Round!

I’m so sorry, my dear Lunatics! December is one of my busiest months, and it’s been crazier than normal this year. What with all of the school holiday events, concerts, and the Christmas shopping I am spinning at breakneck speed. Every so often I think to myself “stop the merry-go-round…I want...

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