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90 Day American

You know, I’m sitting here on the eve of an awesome Mexico excursion with our best friends and should be writing other stuff than flexing the muscle to tell a story for personal, non-profitable reasons. I’ve got three musts and three wish I coulds but I can’t even fathom how I would structure that into my disciplines long enough to accomplish them. Someday though. If I’d just write for the other two reasons other than my own. Oh well. I’m not tired. The mix of emotions of leaving right now distract me from the focus on the other 2/3rds. Hoping…

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Where will we go?

I had a memorable conversation with a remarkable young woman a couple of weeks ago. Her name is Anna, I’d guess her to be in her later 20’s and although her appearance remained unaltered by American celebrity influences of fashion, hair and makeup – she is stunningly beautiful. I’ve known her for some time through work and she carries herself properly, confidently and exudes a kind, gentle aura. I picture her as a brunette Briar Rose who hasn’t realized she’s actually Sleeping Beauty. I wasn’t sure how we were on the subject, but she mentioned she was born in Ukraine….

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Holy Buckets of Balance.

I’ve been out of sorts lately. I don’t think that means I need to call a doctor or zoom a therapist type of out of sorts… yet. And as of right now, I’ve given myself the prognosis of good that I’ll get out of this funk. I’m hoping to make the right strides in to get away from those uneasy mental and emotional waters noticeably ahead. The first step is realizing there’s a storm coming, right? I’m processing through all of the warning signs and symptoms and can’t help but feel like this self diagnosis stuff of my mental state…

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A Day Off? Oh, It’s On.

Poetry is tricky. It’s more of an art form of painting words together in such a profound way it becomes someone else’s quote when they post something. Post something. Not say it. Do you ever wonder if how you tell a story stays best consumed in the platform from which it was created? What if stories you type tend to always stay typed…and copied and pasted. Is that why the movie is rarely ever if at all better than the book it was inspired from. Perhaps its why there’s such a cross-cultural appreciation of rap music because it takes a…

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4 Ways to Get Through This

This is the most intense period of time I’ve had to live in. In the depths of my heart, breadth of lessons lived and wisdom of eras survived I know one thing to be true. If you believe in what you believe from what you believe to be fueled by a strong, passionate desire to improve the world you are currently viewing on your screen, then we have a common thread. A common bond. An Eva in a Wall-E reality When you can connect on similar goals – meaning we all want our children and grandchildren to grow up in…

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

There’s alot of things we know, we either don’t think about it or weren’t paying attention. Here are statements I think we all, as Americans united, can agree are factual. Fact: We cannot choose our gender, race, family or intrinsic qualities. Fact: We know there’s a ladder and a ceiling. Some have further to climb, some climb anyway and some had help from those who climbed on their behalf. Fact: We know in 2005 the Supreme Court ordered the Ten Commandments to be removed from courtrooms all over the south. Fact: We know in 2012 Obama made the biggest funding…

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