Mary Oliver, poetry

Mary Returns Home

Mary Returns Home I told myself that I wouldn’t write a tribute to Mary Oliver. The internet is filled with tributes, eulogies, mourning, and celebration of her poetry. But Deborah Brasket’s soulful reflections on Mary and her poetry, along with Mary’s own words demanded to be acknowledged. So I humbly bow to the powers of…

beauty, soul food

Soulful Sunday 105 – Ode to a Rose

Ode to a Rose ~ love at first sight a garden delight colors to warm the heart thorns to give a start ~ inhale their smell and risk a magic spell aromas to feed the soul when life takes its toll ~ simple garden graces from ordinary places the beauty of god in plant and…

surfing, healing, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 383

This week Awesome Stories brings you a love story. Surfing to Health and Happiness I discovered this story on WaldenWord, a heartwarming online magazine that promotes the beauty, passion, and responsibility of a surfing life. The editor clearly loves surfing and reminding us of the ocean’s ability to heal, restore, and sustain life. But also…

Brad's Tips, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 379

This week Awesome Stories brings you some homegrown wisdom. I actually created these tips over 25 years ago. Although I know many of these ideas, I don’t live them as well as I would like to. Which reminds me that although many of us have lots of good ideas and information, our real transformation only…

change, poetry

Winds of Change

Winds of Change ~ mighty storms brewing change is blowing through the land need flexible ways  ~ Neither the storm nor the changes are as dramatic as the photo appears, but change is clearly coming. I’m looking for a new place to live, work that better suits me, and pondering my passions and purpose. That’s…

courage, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 373

This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

lillies, poetry

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings ~ pistols on alert silken petals call softly sweet whispers of love ~ The lilies are back in full bloom, glowing with vitality and stirring my passion just in time for my birthday. I turn 60 today and am not sure how I feel about it. Thankfully, I have my health and passions…

flowers, beauty, poetry

Flower Power

Flower Power ~ pistils of desire waving petals of passion  beauty lights my fire ~ I’m off to visit my mother and brother in Virginia with limited access to the internet, so I’ll be away from the blog for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to see family, and then start another new job when…

dancing, poetry

¡Viva El Baile!

¡Viva El Baile! ~ feel the passion embrace the thrill become the rhythm and move your feet entangle your partner flow with the music awaken your spirit long live the dance ~ Viva la España.    This post is my fun tribute and response to Brooke’s tribute to Sevilla, Spain. Reading Brooke’s post brought back fun associations…