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Thursday Inspiration 39 — Flower Power

I have what they call Flower Power. It starts at the tip of my ratted lavender-scented bouffant and vines down to the tips of my squeaky yellow PVC boots. As I fly over spring terrain, my shimmery green silk cape sends sparkles everywhere that makes seeds germinate when my boyfriend hero, Sol, warms things up.… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 39 — Flower Power

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Thursday Inspiration 38 — Candy-Colored Clown

In an alternate universe clowns are like sunshine -- everyone loves them. All of those fabulous colors, bulbous nose, wild hair, and big shoes. There has to be a fall guy in every circus; a star in every sky. As she spins she sings to the calliope music in her head. Twirling kaleidoscope in cracked… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 38 — Candy-Colored Clown

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Thursday Inspiration 35 — The Heart is the Home of the Brave

When I saw the picture and the song lyrics for this week's Thursday Inspiration, it reminded me of a movie I saw a few months back, called, “Alpha.” It tells the tale of a young man's survival in a harsh winter climate back in the times when humans were hunter-gatherers. The young man is out… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 35 — The Heart is the Home of the Brave

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Thursday Inspiration 34 — starting with 3 strikes

Mario's star fell to earth with a clunk. His months in his mother's crack cocaine infused womb meant he was born super-charged full of energy not easily separated from. He only had a brief glimpse into his mother's weary face before being whisked away to the neo-natal unit. He was pierced with multiple intravenous needles… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 34 — starting with 3 strikes

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Thursday Inspiration 33 — The day we lost our home

Prologue Home is one of those things that so many consider to be a  basic necessity: a place to take your shoes and socks off at the end of the day and kick up your feet; a place to have a warm meal and a cool drink; a place to store essential items; a place… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 33 — The day we lost our home

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Thursday Inspiration 31 — Grey Day

It was a miserable December morning in Michigan. The meteorologist predicted 40's degrees F and sunny last night, but it was 30 degrees and grey skies. Even the clouds were grey, probably with cached snow. Usually I would put the pillow over my head and go back to sleep in disappointment; not today. Today I… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 31 — Grey Day

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Thursday Inspiration 30 — Rivers tell a story

At lyrics.com they list 19,267 lyrics that contain river, 49 artists with river in the name, and 100 albums with river in the title. Next to love/heartbreak, river has to be one of the most frequent themes ever in the music world. per wikipedia: Michigan has over 300 named rivers. Several names are shared by… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 30 — Rivers tell a story

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Thursday Inspiration 29 — Pancho Needs You

I swore I would never go back again. Each of us knew some element of divine grace allowed us to walk away from each other back then, and at the time each of us were thankful for a blank slate. Then Lefty walked into my joint one afternoon. Although his once smooth baby face was… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 29 — Pancho Needs You

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Thursday Inspiration 22 — The Lass on the Iron Horse Headed West

“I’ve been high, I’ve been low, I’ve been yes, and I’ve been oh, hell no! I’ve been rock ‘n roll and disco, Won’t you save me San Francisco?” --”Save me Sanfrancisco”, by Train Daddy done touched me one last time I thought as I hopped on the Western Line Curled in a boxcar with a… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 22 — The Lass on the Iron Horse Headed West

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Thursday Inspiration 21 — Fire and Rain

A spark was struck that dry autumn day as we met by chance by Lost Lake. The undergrowth of red as it crept up to the treetops matched a growing heat in our bellies as the crickets sang with wild abandon. We walked back to the trailhead together and agreed to meet at the same… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 21 — Fire and Rain