Color, My World

You With The Sad Eyes

I see your face everywhere, I stop to look and try not to stare. Half hoping it's you, relieved when it's not.  Dear God, for real, will this every stop? Look up, look down, look away, for if you stare too long, you will waste your whole damn day.  My heart won't sing...

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Another Story Must Begin

Auld Lang Syne.  We have all sung it, or tried to sing it, on New Year's Eve as a kind of farewell to the old year and toasting the new. Loosely translated, it means "long long ago, "days gone by", or "for old times sake".  There's a poem written in 1711 by James...

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Hey, Deer, It’s Christmastime

Christmas should be a lot of things.  But to me, above all else, it should be fun.  Mischievous.  Whimsical.  It should be a time where we can laugh at the absurdity of chaos in our lives and welcome the time with friends and family who always take the time to get...

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To Be Seen As We Truly Are

The kitchen cupboards in the house I bought a few years ago were white.  And although clean and chic, on a whim last year, I took all the doors off and painted them turquoise.  I can now see all of the beautiful pottery I have and the color of the cupboards is so...

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Some Are A Melody

There are many songs and poems about staying forever young. But what does that really mean? Doing foolish things, not a care in the world, playing in the rain, laughing at silly jokes, talking to our friends for hours, listening to music, learning new things, dancing...

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Cruelty Free

Somehow, saying we are Cruelty Free seems better than saying We Do Not Test On Animals.  Just the words 'test on animals' never felt right to write, as the images it paints in my mind are of rats in cages as scientists in white jackets injected them with experimental...

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Time After Time

This is me, a few years ago, walking with my daughter and my friend Brittney in downtown Grand Haven to watch fireworks on the 4th of July. Time after time, I look back on pictures of me and think "what in the world was I thinking, going out dressed as I was."  I...

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Stay Weird

 I wish I could say that this was a staged photo or that I asked them to look absurd for a photo op.  Truth is, I came downstairs to ask my son, who was working on his drumset, a question and saw my other kids playing video games with their ski googles on.  I didn't...

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Wonder Woman Has Me Wondering…

Wonder Woman got me wondering, what does the word 'wonder' actually mean?  I tend to use it more as a saying, such as "that's wonderful!" or "You are wonderful!".  And then I wondered, when I think of the new movie Wonder Woman, what was DC Comics really trying to...

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