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Mona Bethke

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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the […]

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It’s like swiping a cloth across a grimy window and finally being able to see outside.

I’ve been going through some very intense transitions the past few months. That saying of, “when it rains it pours,” has been quite apt for my current life track. There are so many factors that occur to throw a person […]

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Daily Gratitudes 11/12/15

Today is a milestone day for me. I have forged through my MFA Program since my first term in January of 2014. It has been a most remarkable journey. Today I uploaded my completed Thesis for final review and to […]

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Daily Gratitude 11/11/15

Today I am grateful to be alive. Need more be said?

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Daily Gratitudes 11/10/15

Today I am grateful for the ability to read and write. I know there are so many people in the world that are unable to read. They might never have an opportunity to enter another world, another life, another experience […]

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Daily Gratitudes 11/9/15

I am so grateful for my blood family and extended family. I have traveled a hard road, yet always persevered because of the deep, unflinching, and pure love my children have given me. I better understand my personal meaning of […]

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Daily Gratitudes – 11/8/15

Today’s gratitude comes from a deep place in my creative place. It’s the last day of the Sanibel Writer’s Convention and I must say, it has been an experience that far exceeded my expectations. I was sad at having to […]

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Daily Gratitude 11/7/15

Today I was able to spend some time communing with nature. I made a point of overcoming a deep rooted fear by going into the water chest deep. It’s liberating to face your fears head on and decide to take […]

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Daily Gratitudes 11/6/15

I am grateful for friendship with no agendas. That’s a profound sense of love in my personal universe.

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Daily Gratitude 11/5/15

Today was the first day of the Conference. I knew as I sat in the seminar on taboo poetry that I’d found a new home for my creative journey. Though I’ve always dabbled in taboo subjects, I saw things from […]

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