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Mink Eyelashes???

I started getting daily emails from Amazon Local awhile back, and I guess I have higher priorities in my life than unsubscribing.  But a few weeks ago, a salon was running a $70 special for—of all things—mink eyelashes!!! I’m a former … Continue reading

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Nothing To Fear…

There are times we’re involved in a project that consumes our spirit.  We’re captivated and drawn in, led by a force much larger than our own.  Depending where we’re at in life’s journey, we question whether pursuing this passion is … Continue reading

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Dream Crushers

Dream crushers grind brilliant ideas into pepper flakes; Flatten spirits thinner than a steam roller convoy. They elevate themselves by chucking their poison-arrow fears Into your sacred, hallowed vision. Their spiritual foundation is built on an unsanitary-landfill From the blueprints … Continue reading

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Diamonds

Watching a show about the universe the other day, I learned the Hubble telescope has detected a dwarf star in a galaxy 40 light years away.  Rotating around it is a planet composed of graphite. The planet’s orbit is so … Continue reading

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Time to Re-Launch!

The first thing I remember writing, at age 7 or 8, was an illustrated and very short story about a kid who became a hero by running somewhere quickly in his P F Flyers.  They were the mid-1960’s equivalent of … Continue reading

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January 61st

According to the calendar, we’re in the waning hours of March 2, 2014.  That puts us less than three weeks from the vernal equinox and spring’s arrival. The thermometer begs to differ.  It’s currently 3 below in Des Moines and … Continue reading

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Pressing On

Blades are sharp, daggers drawn –by wicked kings, you’re their pawn. Isolation is their bitter aim: to steal your soul, exploit your shame. They whisper lies as you self-doubt, promising an easy out. They offer you pain-free relief; never mind … Continue reading

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