Category: Flashes Of Thought

A Poet's Life

Health Hiatus

Please bear with me as I take a brief hiatus from Blogging. I am dealing with a medical issue and the mind is not very focused right now. As soon as this is resolved I shall return, stronger and more determined than ever to make a difference in this crazy world. I’m on warrior status…
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A Pillar Of Salt

I know there is a Biblical tale of Lot, his wife, and salt, with the whole not looking back thing… I have been inundated over the past few days with an idea that has been prevalent since I was a very young child. I was raised by a father that did not accept tears or…
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Rant #1 for the day

Here is how my car insurance company (Geico) works in the state of Florida. Three and half years ago, I was rear ended and spun 180 degrees on my way home one afternoon. I had just moved to St. Pete a few weeks before it happened. A St. Pete police officer came to take statements,…
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Daily Gratitude

Yesterday when I got home from work, I noticed that my landlord put a mini blind in my kitchen window. I requested it because the sun shines through my window and makes it quite hot in my apartment. I was so glad she put up the blind. This morning I walked into my kitchen to…
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Education, the death of an artist, and eventual resurrection

I am a true believer in education. I am a also a true believer that in some instances and educator can kill an artist. When I was in High School, all I wanted was to become a writer. I journaled and wrote poetry and stories I never shared. I did my assignments in English class…
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Daily Gratitude

This morning I got out of bed, walked into my bathroom, turned on the shower and stepped in. I was grumbling a bit because the water pressure was not so great, and then I took a pause. I was standing in my shower, in my apartment, in a place where I didn’t have to worry…
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Untitled – First of a new series

I am writing a series of poems that will be accompanied by a piece of art. That necessary intimacy of mouth to ear, whispered revelations, not soapbox fragile slats breaking under the weight of a forced belief, one must believe what others hold true. We’re standing under the canopy of sun unfiltered by clouds, in…
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My Revolution Will Be Televised!

That amazing epiphanous moment when you realize conforming is the quickest way to kill your creativity. I have NEVER tooted my own horn. I certainly didn’t want to come across as narcissistic or self-absorbed. There is fine line between those two things and believing in yourself. I happen to believe in myself. I don’t do…
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Aging and Death

Do we fear aging because it brings us closer to death? I can admit there are times I have fallen into that trap of looking at myself in the mirror and hating the new wrinkle or less than shiny hue to my face that young skin embodies. I’ve cursed menopause and the havoc it has…
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Strange Fruit

I began an art project a while back, experimenting with several dimensions to raise my vision from the canvas. I am in the second stage of this project I call, Strange Fruit. I teach a class at the University of Tampa called Mass Media and Society and came across a video a couple of years…
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