Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present

Yearning for a time unknown Behind, ahead, in the distant present No strings holding you where you are A house that is not a home Family connections fractured yet strong Friendships built on love and acceptance Relationships – the foundation cementing you in place Though neither they nor you intend it so Continuously searching inContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present”

Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train

Language speeding past In a blend of light and sound Energizing the artist on the Central platform   Hurried words without a plot Poetry in motion Song breaking barriers Play, uncast   The singular artist Absorbs, reflects, and absorbs The mind electric and the body tingling Ready to board the train Not as a passenger,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train”

Motivational Monday Poem: Characters in Waiting

Mesmerized into separation Floating through time and space Alone without loneliness Trapped in imagination   Characters, alive in thought Strangers to all but one Their paths pre-determined By the whim of the pen   They flourish or suffer A single artist the puppet master Locked away until needed Pleas echoing off figmented clouds Fictional silhouettesContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Characters in Waiting”

Come Alive with The Greatest Showman

Originally posted on An Entertaining Idea:
I love The Greatest Showman. No, adore is more fitting! I adore everything about this fantastic, heartwarming, toe-tapping, inspiring musical. If you have yet to see the film, bookmark this post and go buy the digital, DVD, or streaming copy – it’s worth your time and your money. As…

Motivational Monday Poem: Feminine Spirit

I am a girl Different in body Equal in mind and spirit From that of my male counterparts   I am a lady Comfortable in pretty gowns With elegance and manners intact Beauty exists as much within as without   I am a woman Neither inferior nor superior Strong in a belief of acceptance forContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Feminine Spirit”

Sunday SoulJourn: Lights, Camera, Acting

Life’s path winds, twists, and circles along my spiritual journey. Many times over the course of four decades I’ve stopped moving, remained stuck in quicksand, or shook with fear. The belief that I must keep moving forward provided inspiration and energy when fatigue or frustration set in. How do I take that first step? IContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Lights, Camera, Acting”

Jen and Lena: How Kathleen McGowan’s novels changed my life

“I have loved you before I love you today and I will love you again. The time returns.” – Kathleen McGowan The Expected One It’s been nearly a year and a half since my older sister passed, and she’s been on my mind and in my dreams more often than not lately. Jen was aContinue reading “Jen and Lena: How Kathleen McGowan’s novels changed my life”

Days 71-73 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

Days 71 through 73: Reflections  The words I choose matter. I seldom spout opinions in the midst of sadness, frustration, or incomprehensible tragedy. I, instead, turn to the creative arts as a healthy form of expression and reflection. I am a writer. As such, I seek to share this treasured skill to help spread hope,Continue reading “Days 71-73 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Seventeen of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

Yes, I missed yesterday’s entry (Day 17).  I thought about it…drafted an entire post…all in my head. Then I decided that sleep was more important than staying up late just to ramble on about how I didn’t really have any writing updates.  You’re welcome! So, today you will get two entries. Let’s get started withContinue reading “Day Seventeen of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”