Category Archives: Community

Prosery: “The Rock cries out…”

In which Frank J. Tassone of the d’Verse Poets Pub invites us to post 144 words of prose inspired by Maya Angelou’s, On the Pulse of Morning, in particularly the line, “The Rock cries out to us today, You may stand … Continue reading

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Last Line Poems

On Wednesday Mish posted a poetic challenge at the d’Verse Poets Pub.  As it happens it coincides with a prompt I gave to Kitchen Sync, an open mic I monthly run in my town, and due today, Thursday.  The prompt … Continue reading

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Memorial

This is my dad, my haibun today is about him.  He was a decorated soldier and career military officer.  He was buried at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors.  It’s a good day to remember him. Henry Gerard Phillips was … Continue reading

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To Write a Terzanelle: Challenge by Jilly

Our times are so fraught.  Whether at home, on a bus or hanging at the dVerse, I haven’t had a conversation in years that doesn’t circle back to the state of the union and leave everyone distraught.   The huge anger … Continue reading

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Time Out to Write

  I’ve just returned from spending several days at The Writer’s Colony in Eureka Springs, AK.  I haven’t been on a writing retreat before that was solely for the purpose of writing and didn’t include workshops.  It’s a present you … Continue reading

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Georgic: NaPoWriMo – Day 22

I spent the weekend at Round Top Poetry Festival immersed in poetry in person without spending a second on-line. My introduction to Round Top was a conversation overheard in a restaurant.  I interrupted my neighbor’s lunch and demanded more info.  … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures – A Different Approach to Promoting Mutuality

The other day, I re-blogged Sara Frykenberg’s  post about the impossibility of debating “mutuality,” which I define as the mutual respect required to approach each and any “other” as a peer.     The movie, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji Hensen, Octavia … Continue reading

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Why I March

At my march in Denton, Texas the organizers asked us to fill out a card saying why we march.  I wrote:”Because all the women who stayed home because they haven’t yet found their voice, or someone would hit them or … Continue reading

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ARRIVAL

I’ve seen Arrival twice now.  It’s the kind of movie I wanted to share. After seeing it myself, I had to take two of my favorite folks so they too could delight in this incredibly intriguing, suspenseful, atmospheric movie about … Continue reading

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Crisis and Opportunity

Today, pondering the election, I am reflecting on the notion that in Chinese calligraphy “disaster” combines the symbols for “crisis” and “opportunity.”  As it turns out this is a mistaken notion, but one that swept meme-like through western culture with … Continue reading

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