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the shape of things to come

      A poem about life’s potential and living it.

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for the sake of childish games

    I spent a month un-publishing hundreds of blog posts, videos, images, and poems born from my core. Why? Because a few people who wield a little power fear slivers of the truth I write.

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even in prison there’s space between the bars

    quarantine a short poem by punkie   fearful others choke and smother the right to seek and find

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beware the charming king of swords and his evil pair of queens

  a nurse her re rhyme   by punkie   the king is in the parlour, pissed off at his sister the queens are in the pantry finding ways to twist her   like the princess and the pea she is quite contrary the brat, the bitch, the mean old witch, the cursed mary mary […]

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7 great reasons to drink red wine

    This little gem of an infographic made my day, week, month and year. Had to share. Thanks to SeranataFlowers.com for the information 🙂

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the paradox of chaos

  “Paradox is the very core of the universe,” I wrote, having spent a good chunk of the last decade contemplating exactly that. I keep running headlong into seemingly diametrically opposed ideas, facts, truths and the like existing in the same time and space and being equally valid. Impossible, but true. Paradox fascinates me. “I […]

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15 pics of a snowy spring morning

  Just when you think it’s going to be spring – oops! It’s winter again. When you wake up to a morning full of snow, it’s great to strap on your “shoes” and take advantage of the beauty. That’s what my friend Sue and I did on this mid-March day.  

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look up and find poetry

  A long-time friend is going through a rough patch. She had some unique and extremely challenging obstacles to overcome this week. “I’ll send you positive vibes,” I said when we talked on Monday. “Just look up,” she said. “And tell me what you see.” So I did. This poem is dedicated to her.

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20 pics of my glass and crystal Christmas tree

  My love of Christmas and Christmas tree decorations is decades old. For about 10 years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, I sewed my own soft decorations and mailed them in Christmas cards to friends and family. There were stars and snowmen, candy canes and canaries. At some point I stopped making decorations for everybody else […]

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40 stunning photographs of fall colours in eastern Canada

  Every season has its own beauty. But autumn in eastern Canada is often SO breathtaking it’s easy to forget that spring, summer and winter even exist! Mother Nature outdid herself in 2014 with a cornucopia of brilliant colour. It’s virtually impossible to capture how remarkable the countryside is, even with the best camera and […]

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