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If I loved a woman…

If I loved a woman…

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If I loved a woman…

Sometimes you look at her and you know, she is the one who hangs the moon and has the power to destroy your world, because you gave her all the secrets. But you love her and want to make a life with her. Why does that have to be so hard?

Women are complex, gentle, and even a little bit dangerous.  They have this way of being so complicated that nothing makes sense, and yet…

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Guest Blogger Series – The flower poetry of Ashlyn Lackey “Chrysanthemums ”

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Chrysanthemums

I think I will write you letters

the rest of your life, and I will

see your face in every dot I

erase. Your words will be in my

eraser bits, little wholes that I

am still trying to find.

 

These are five poems from a set called “Floral Arrangements: because you never bought me flowers.” Each poem is titled after a different flower based on the flower’s meaning and the…

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Book Review:Funny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson

Book Review:Funny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Short stories are often some of the best books because you really get right to the point. Some writers are really good at writing short stories because they know how to give the characters depth at the same time they are bringing the story to a peak.

Funny Once was a little misleading to me, mainly because it really is not funny, not…

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Firefly Book Review- Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Firefly Book Review- Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vegan with a Vengeance is one of my favorite vegan cookbooks. It is my first reach when I want to make something new and fantastic. The recipes are fast, easy, and don’t ask me to go searching through exotic markets to find the right ingredients.

This is a great…

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August routines

August… I love it and dread it at the same time. It isn’t just about knowing that it is the end of getting a few minutes more sleep during the weekday, it’s about change and moving forward.

The baby is about to start high school this year. My last one… the fact that there will be no more visits from the Tooth Fairy to our house, no more “playdates” with groups of giggling children and moms, no…

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She wrote about her life and then lit the words on fire and set them free.

She wrote about her life and then lit the words on fire and set them free.

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I am in a funk.  I know why, I dislike why, and still I am there.  I wrote a book, a memoire.  I finished it last week.  I kept it all to myself and I sat there and stared at it for a few days.  I walked away. I tried to ignore it. I tried to reason with myself before I pushed the delete button. I even tried to have a rational conversation with myself and tried to talk myself out of it… but the…

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Summertime Sadness

Crysta:

Beautiful!

Originally posted on themagzee:

When I dream of him, I see him standing at the water’s edge with a peaceful smile on his face. He looks out at the horizon, dressed in his usual khakis and white button-down, not seeming to notice that his pants are wet to the knees. I almost forget that he’s no longer weighed down by the heaviness of living.

All of the other beachgoers…

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Guest Blogger Series – The flower poetry of Ashlyn Lackey “Violets ”

Guest Blogger Series – The flower poetry of Ashlyn Lackey “Violets ”

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Violets

I think I will write you letters

the rest of your life. And they

will become the undernourished

seeds you planted; they will die

and dissolve; they will fall apart

and I will stitch them back together

with thread and ink.

3These are five poems from a set called “Floral Arrangements: because you never bought me flowers.” Each poem is titled after a different flower based on the flower’s…

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Weekend Recipe -Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Weekend Recipe -Butternut Squash Enchiladas

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I love using butternut squash.  It has a great versatile texture and the flavors are mild enough that you can transform it from sweet to savory with little effort. This recipe is a little different from your Mexican style enchilada recipe because it has a Indian flair to it. I hope you enjoy!  2 Ingredients

1 medium butternut squash (1 1/2 lbs.) peeled, seeded and cut into chunks ( frozen also…

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