Monthly Archives: April 2018

Disposal Edge – A Poem About Old Silverware

Do you have old, messed up silverware? Do your spoons have disposal edge? Here’s one last poem for National Poetry Month. April sure whizzed by, didn’t it? Once again, I have a video from 1999, practicing for a poetry reading. The … Continue reading

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Chuckles the Clown and Buffy the Clown – Friday Funnies

Do you remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show? How about the episode about Chuckles the Clown’s funeral? I was watching this clip, laughing my head off. George heard me from the other room. He thought I was crying. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Adorable Knitted Dolls for Peace Pals

Do you like to knit? Love to help others? Have you heard of Peace Pals? In response to my April 10th blog post, Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl, my friend Marjorie Flathers shared one of her favorite crafts. … Continue reading

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Lines – Mountains and Freeways – Photo Challenge – Graphic Designs

This week’s photo challenge for The Daily Post is a fun one: Lines. I snapped this photo a couple weeks ago to capture the silhouettes of the mountain ridges set against the sky. Some of the ridges are barely visible, … Continue reading

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The Taste of Poverty – A Poem

April is National Poetry Month, and I can’t believe how fast this month is going by. Today’s post is about hunger and poverty. I hope it speaks to you. The Taste of Poverty Have you heard the peaceful sound of … Continue reading

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Book Call – Essay Written By a High School Student in the 1940s

This is a piece written by my father when he was in high school: Book Call by Gordon Powell Frequently my father asks me to take him to various parts of the city. He owns a small book store in … Continue reading

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Practicing for Poetry Reading – Joker Daughter in Background

Do you have a joker in your family? My family is full of jokers. Below is a home video from 1999 when I was practicing for a poetry reading. Like many people, I have a fear of public speaking, so … Continue reading

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Smile Train – A Worthy Cause – My Niece and Nephew Help Bring More Awareness

My nephew and niece, Brent and Brooke, were born with cleft palates. Now all grown up, they are raising money to go with the Smile Train organization to Peru in June. They’re working to bring more awareness to the issue … Continue reading

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Spool – Short Poem and 1999 Retro Video Practicing for Poetry Reading

  Once upon a time I attended a poetry group at the Frugal Frigate children’s bookstore in Redlands, California. At one point, we were invited to participate in a poetry reading. Like most people, I had a fear of public … Continue reading

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When Your Shoe Breaks in Public or You Tear a Hole in Your Fishnets

Have you ever been out in public and your shoe broke? A couple of days ago, I had just entered Macy’s to look for high heels to go with a new dress. Right there in the shoe department, the platform … Continue reading

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