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Week 13- Sarah Gellert

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Sarah Gellert, Week 13


Week 13- R.A. Matheson

Posted: June 27, 2011 in R.A. Matheson, Week 13


Week 13- Kelly Bennett

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Kelly Bennett, Week 13



Rubber Neck


Every time the circling turkey

Vulture sirens pass our house,

I take inventory of where

Mine are. Need to make sure

The call emergency’s expanding

Sound spins off  to

Is not too close to my bliss;


That the whispering touch of E.M.T.s

Will settle someone else’s

Soul to coma, jettison words

Through an impartial mouthpiece

Toward another mother’s ears.


While, through my phone,

Cam jokes, “Mom, I’m just calling

With the 4-1-1. I’m at the club.

Just letting you know in case

Something happens. Okay, Mom?” But


When I imagine him leaving

Club Three-One-Three with another

Boy in a homophobic

Part of town, I

See him falling from Charlie’s

Bridge or tied to Matthew’s

Fence.  When


Zoë calls from the shady

Park, she wants

To play there untended into the evening.

But even as I imagine her friends

Close by, the candy doling strangers,

Lure her from the swinging glee.


I swell like a siren swells; I

Can’t say yes to either,

And the ambulance heads

South, away from my emotional

Lockdown, and rolls toward

Another mother’s disaster.


Week 13- Ashley Davene

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Ashley Davene, Week 13





Tapestries and stained glass windows
Chocolate and Merlot
Cranberries and watery fields
Warm and buttery rolls
afternoon rain pressed against my dress
Water running down the drain
Furry rugs and hardwood
Fireplace and candy canes
The texture, and taste the gooeyness
Oh how I wish it would snow


An ode to a cup of hot cocoa w/ marshmallows


Next tattoo: Mehndi Silhouette

Week 13- Alana Kelly

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Alana Kelly, Week 13


Week 13- Devin Eldridge

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Devin Eldridge, Week 13

Thank you for being the heart of my life

Thank you for being the heart of my life,

Harboring me in the arms of your love,

Anchoring me in the rock of your faith,
Needing me, that I not be in vain,
Knowing me well, yet loving me still.

You are the island I’ve found in my sea,
Ocean I dwell in and deep where I dive,
Unfailing heaven and passionate earth.

                                                               – unknown

I took this photo at Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Week 13~ Caron Thomas

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Caron Thomas, Week 13

I went to the Arizona Science Center this weekend. I was there for hours and watched a movie about black holes. I also got some great pictures of things outside of the Science Center. This is some of what I saw:

Week 13- Photobug Shar

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Photo Bug Shar, Week 13
Self Loathing…

The title say’s it all…

Week 13- Michael Mooney

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Michael Mooney, Week 13

Good people, Drink good beer!

I felt like switching it up a bit this week. when i poured this beer, i realized the color looked so good I could drink it! But first, I had to take a picture of it! 🙂 I love the Peak Organic brews and I am looking forward to visiting the brewery this summer! holla!! If you haven’t tried there beers do it!! This was a only $4.99 and one tasty treat at that!


Week 13- Kenia Cris

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Kenia Cris, Week 13

The runaway invitation

Week 13- Brian Weeks

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Brian Weeks, Week 13

Some fun with perspective.

A Floor With Windows


Week 13-Sue O’Connor

Posted: June 26, 2011 in Sue O'Connor, Week 13

Water Drop Web

Tunnel View Yosemite National Park

Just a quickie.

Week 13 – Betty Jarra

Posted: June 24, 2011 in Betty Jarra, Week 13

Flying lesson 13

More “mind” than “body”.

Mind = sense, consciousness, brainpower, intellect, imagination, thoughts, thinking, understanding, mentality, attitude, spirit, soul <the great mind of the universe>, intelligence, brain, personality, psyche, inclination, desire, memory, meaning, opinion, thought, disposition, judgement, instinct

Body = organic structure, dead body, corpse

It becomes quite obvious that such an all-embracing part of me will need some attention and an occasional flying lesson once in a while, as the body receives a gift every day.
So flying Lesson 14 is mainly about only taking responsibility for what is necessary for my own well-being. Mind-being, mind loops.

As usual time is already scheduled, vehicle test 9.30, pick up printing frames from workshop, take car battery to the waste/recycle dump, buy ingredients for tonight’s dinner dessert, wash up, organise the living room so 10 people can fit around a table, cooking, enjoying dinner with friends.
Not a tight schedule and no difficult tasks.
I start a bit late will  simply put my foot down on the gas pedal a bit harder and make it just in time.

Car test result: only a slightly cracked exhaust pipe which needs replacing, an easy fix.

Artist’s workshop: after being a member for 26 years I have decided to quit and I try to make sure that my responsibilities are properly delt with and forwarded to others.
One of my most important responsibility has been as a cleaning reminder, making sure everybody on the list will come and clean the place when it’s their week. With 850 members it needs a lot of reminding.
I write a note about it to the members of the Board and call one of the guys to let them know right away and to deal with it. Get a harsh comment from him when I tell him I’m leaving the workshop completely. “When the wind get’s tough a lot of people are dropping out,” he says without any further explaination of how this would relate to me. When he 10 minutes later walk in through the door I tell him that I think his comment was rather unnecessary, especially since he hasn’t got a clue about my personal reason to quit. ………….. No answer ………… I ask him if silence is really his only reaction. ………. Continued silence ………
I wonder about this common silent treatment among people with self confidence issues and I’m even more pleased with my choice to quit the workshop.
Pack my stuff in the car and leave without any thoughts about responsibility and the stress about the future in there.

The recycle/waste dump: not a lot of people, fast and easy delivery and friendly staff.

Shop: find everything I need easily and even some good and cheap stuff for future meals.

Home: start the washing up and cleaning of kitchen. Trying to do things peacefully to get ready in time without stress. Usually I’m left with a lot of unfinished cleaning up when it should be time to just enjoy. As a result I get a closet full of quickly completed clean-ups.

Dessert: a disaster but could, with a lot of creativity, be transformed into what might be a completely different dessert. I am not panicing, it’s just a degree of uncertainty.
Luckily, the first guest is about 2 hours early because she decided that I might need help. She’s a good and clever friend, Amanda.
I quickly leave the creative task of my half finished dessert project to her. With the information that it has already failed and any result will be a fantastic result, making sure she doesn’t take the make-over of my failure to seriously.

While I try to get a grip on things and figure out what to wear she also refurnishes the livingroom, fix a large enough dinner table and finds a large enough table cloth to put on it. Only chairs missing.
We walk over to her place to borrow some chairs but leave the door unlocked in case more guests will show up. They do, the first one quickly starts to put away the dishes and finish cleaning the rest of it.
Then they keep on arriving and all the guests take care of both cooking, baking (from their own home made and pre-made dough), table setting, serving, filling everyone’s glasses, chatting and later more washing up and cleaning and I can just enjoy doing the parts I like. All to satisfy my mind, this mostly includes to sit still, eat, talk and eventually take the chairs back with Amanda.

I think my friends make a good field to practice mind loops on.
They are always ready, just in time, responsible enough and give big warm hugs.

one for the body – one for the soul

Week 13- Elizabeth Fox

Posted: June 23, 2011 in Elizabeth Fox, Week 13