Lake Wilson

~ nature in full bloom summer heat, resplendent life chill lakeside moments ~ I recently visited another local lake called Lake Wilson. It’s been so hot that being near water is soothing, yet, also oddly tortuous since most of our local lakes do not allow swimming. It reminds me again of how much fun I…

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I decided to revisit my Awesome Stories series. The world seems to need more focus on the good that is happening around the world. My hope is that these stories will inspire more people to bring out the best in themselves and others while helping to make the world a better place for all. Little…

Earth Care for Mother’s Day

Earth Care for Mother’s Day I’ve had this post ready for a while, intending to go back and flesh out more solutions. Instead, I decided to publish it as a tribute for Mother’s Day. Earth is in fact the mother that feeds and supports us all in living on this beautiful planet. It would be…

poetry, transformation

Powerful Prose

Powerful Prose ~  poets rise up ponder, prepare, proclaim harness the power of words pen poignant prose catalysts creating change creative caring community energy infused words  passion, power, purpose a noble mission will you join ~ Amanda Gorman has inspired the nation with her poetry reading at President Biden’s inauguration. I have mixed feelings about…

Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 393- Holiday Edition

Awesome Stories 393-Holiday  Edition Welcome back to Awesome Stories. I’ve been feeling the pull to do at least one more collection for the holidays. I can’t promise that I will continue this series as it is very time consuming and I started my new part-time job this week. I’m back doing food demos, this time…

Soulful Sunday

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This week Soulful Sunday brings you blissful reminders from Joseph Campbell and Plato. We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive. What we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…  ~ Joseph Campbell Many mystics have described the rapture of…

puffy clouds, blog stats

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This week Awesome Stories celebrates 4000 subscribers to my blog. Hurray for 4016 subscribers! Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog,…

storms, poetry, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you possibilities, connections with nature, spiritual evolution. Anything is Possible Jen Bricker is an amazing young woman. She was born without legs and given up for adoption. Her adoptive family gave her endless love and support to do anything she wanted. Jen was fascinated by Dominique Moceanu and gymnastics so she…

divine mystery, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you true grit, young leaders, and the divine dance. True Grit Tatyana McFadden‘s life reflects an amazing determination or what used to be called grit. Tatyana was born with spina bifida, paralyzed below the waist, and given up by her birth mother who couldn’t support her. While living in an orphanage in…

summer, love, poetry

Summer Love

Summer Love ~ With summer winding down and the diminishing flowers around town, I’m feeling a sadness. Yes, I love autumn, but the explosion of flowers in spring and summer makes my heart sing. As a photographer and writer who relies on nature and flowers for much of my inspiration, I’ll have to dig deeper…