Monthly Archives: November 2012

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The Possible Life

This is my submission for the third Prompts to Ponder line prompt: I assert to you that the grass is greener. The grass is greener. The sky is bluer. The flowers are redder. But you might not believe me. So I should … Continue reading

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Image & Reality

Today we went to the Canyon for the last time as a group.  We watched the sun rise from Shoshone Point, and talked about how our perceptions of the Grand Canyon region and the Colorado Plateau have changed since our … Continue reading

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Black & White

This long weekend produced five black-and-white drawings.  The scanner didn’t do them justice; they look much better in person because the black is all filled it, but the scanner picked up and accentuated all the little dots. As It Goes: A depiction … Continue reading

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Words to the World

I wrote this short essay (max: 250 words) for a scholarship application; I never received the scholarship, but I greatly enjoyed writing this. “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and … Continue reading

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Coyote at Masada

This is my submission for the first Prompts to Ponder contemplative prompt: Think about a time you saw something so unique, you are certain no one else saw or will ever see it again. I slept at the base of … Continue reading

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Dinner Thoughts

This is my submission for the second Prompts to Ponder line prompt. I haven’t seen this many people at the table in a long time.   Growing up, there was always at least a dozen or so people here for the holidays: my … Continue reading

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Setting goals

I’m not usually one to do this, but I am going to break my more creative character, and set some goals.  They’re here, they’re going to stay.  I found many times in the past that writing something down – opinion-based … Continue reading

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Life and Glass

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On Friday we visited Ramson Lomatewama, a well-renowned Hopi poet, community leader, and artist.  He and his family live on Hopi, northeast of Flagstaff, landlocked by the Navajo Nation.  It is desert there, in continuous drought.  Ramson and his family … Continue reading

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Never Came Home

This is my submission for the first Prompts to Ponder line prompt. Alex left for the war and hasn’t returned.  Alex was a close friend of mine from grade school: we used to ride our bikes together from school to the … Continue reading

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Prompt 4: Thank goodness

Thank goodness my period came today. My sisters and friends had been talking all week about what I had told them had happened the other weekend with Charlie.  The dinner, the movie, the walk.  The sex. Stir-fry at our favorite … Continue reading