Credit: Daniel Salmieri in A Velocity of Being Johnny's English 101 teacher was the old-fashioned kind, and Johnny wasn't sure he liked the old-fashioned kind. English 101 was Johnny's 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday class in his freshman year at the community college. The first class Professor Pettigrew laid out the groundwork for the semester as he… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #122 — Professor Pettigrew’s Magic
The last book on Planet Earth will be the first book, the one to be an idealized representation of what humans could and can be if they could clear their minds of the cloudiness of what is most frail and harmful about our species. When it is found or taken with humans, it can set… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #121 — the last book on planet earth
Every person who writes and shares their writing with others is selling a point of view, so in that sense, every blogger/author/social media poster is well-versed in rhetoric. Rhetoric isn't new. It's been around since before the written word, when prehistoric humans sat around fires and told stories. I wonder if hieroglyphs on cave walls… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #120 — teaching through…
In the beginning, when Mysterious Mother was waving an arm as long as a spiral galaxy, creating all things that spring from her, she made a decision with humans. She had magnanimous love for all of her creations and made them with the skills to have them all playing well together until, at last, they… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #119 — Mysterious Mother and the rise and fall of humans and Earthweal Open Link Weekend #4
Mainstream arrows all point the same Consume, borrow, compete, obey When thoughts ping pong another way With pills, snorts, sips – “if” fades away It's chancy if you choose to play Mind wanders, careful what you say Land of the free – til you resist Drowning waves come, you get my gist? Get your message… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?
Truth or just a dream? Passing in the night Was that really me? Things not as they seem Shifts twixt mad and fright Truth or just a dream? Altruism; schemed Followed dark and light Was that really me? Chaos taffy sweet Peace a drifting kite Truth or just a dream? Trust and love don't meet… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy
Image credit: Gerd Altmann at Pixabay The first thing I thought when I saw the photo was how beautiful it was, the magnificence of the sunrise up against the silhouettes of a human kneeling at the foot of a cross. Humans connect with each other through symbols and archetypes, and most people would recognize these… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #116 — Do No Harm
penetrating captive bolt gun Jeremy had grown up in a family of meat-eaters. Their belief was that a meal wasn't a real meal unless it included meat. Jeremy questioned it no more than he questioned he put his socks on before putting his tennis shoes on every morning. That was until.... The day started out… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115 — Unforgettable
image link Reena asked us to choose from a list of questions and answer. This is the one I chose. “For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred.” I wouldn't have a clue how… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #114 — How much evil?
Once Cocoons Fashioned from Nothing to form We came to exist Nestled and nurtured life Immersed in air, water, earth A living seed, destined to sprout Grace and vision foundation's blueprint Metamorphosed! Butterflies realized! Liberated wings, tired from wiggling out Open and close slowly, practicing While we rest, wind-kissed promises Wings rested now, fluttering Wind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once