Trust The Fall

I have suffered immeasurable losses.  Sure, my losses can be quantified; their ratios rationalized to juxtapose the impressions left as scars.  But the mass that weighs on my soul can not be scaled or justified. Sometimes it feels like an endless battle, denied enough time to wipe the blood off our eyes before the bell rings.  Perpetually caught […]

I Don’t Believe A Word You Say!

Not today, anyways. It is hard to even get myself to read anyone’s blog posts today.  I peruse through them all hoping to find ones that might not end in April Fool’s.  But almost every time, “Gotcha’, April Fools”.  Ha Ha Ha. It’s not that I don’t like a good joke; you’re just not that funny.  […]

#4M: You Got It In You

  Hmmm, you might be asking yourself what this #4M is all about. That would be a perfectly good question, because I just made it up. 4M is Monday Motivation, Morning Music style Because that motivational message just sounds so much better when it is sung to you. Header art from Banners album You Got […]

Tattooed My Soul — The Struggle is R e a l

I was playing double solitaire by myself, rocking back and forth on the bar stool. A stranger laughed at me, then asked if I was winning. Then he reached out his big, man hands to teach a little girl how to play by herself. In this game, in life’s game, sometimes we find ourselves playing […]

Tinsel Town

Like a semi truck, the pull of Santa’s sleigh created a large wind drift pulling behind him. In the wake of his departure, a large windstorm brewed, stirring up the ground below.  Kid’s plastic swimming pools, out of place in the frigid climate, frisbeed across the horizon. Garbage cans barreled through the streets, chasing each […]

The King and I

I was searching for a little stress relief in a last minute cram session…. When what delicious bliss should bear presence upon my ravenous ears….. Little Wing, ripping off the lengths of a Soul Blown Microphone….. tickling and giggling those fret-filling fingers, all the way down to my toes. (Oh, my soul for some blues!) […]

Poster Child

I don’t want to be the name on your next bleeding heart law.  I refuse to stand idly by as your medusaec heads echo empty apologies. My well is dry and the buckets keep coming. The neon sign says closed but your blind eyes keep tugging. No law is finite, no job description complete, your […]

Homage

It was just a walk by, but my side eye caught a glance, Of my silken silouhette, dancing pirouette, broom in hand. From this angle, line of sight, Reflection mirrored in new light. These curves and these dimples, how they shined and glistened. Like the floors I’d been sweeping And the tubs I’d been scrubbing. […]

The Great Cheese In The Sky

The gates open and blind mice begin running. They lurch forward only to discover they are teathered to their owner’s collars. Chew off their feet and eat through their neighbors,  for a chance to play the Master’s game, this rat race we are all playing.  They would burn their eyes for a glance of the same prize. […]

The Work

By Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh A lone ant patiently carries an impossible load. The weight’s so heavy, she loses her balance in every small step. Instead of asking for help or splitting the bundle– she stops to rest, dances, and eats what she carries. Her burden nourishes, energizes as well as challenges her. How do I…

He Died

Originally posted on Smell The Coffee:
They cursed and reviled him But he was dead They gossiped late into the night Taking delight at his plight But he was dead They gathered and made plans They handed out bans But he was dead His flesh had died On that fateful night His spirit was born…

Black and Blue

Originally posted on Free The Truth:
The sun was setting behind me; the children getting restless in the back seat from a long drive. Tired of listening to music, I turned the Sirius to the news channels to see what was happening in the world. (When I say world, I mean that loosely, because our…

Reflections in the Pond (full, version)

The final, full version of Reflections in the Pond. This furry, allegorical fable is full of humor, inspiration, and truth. In writing this piece, I had a lofty goal of appealing to people of all belief systems and backgrounds; along with creating a story where the lesson you learn changes every time you open the pages. It is not a fairy tale about how things should be, but a fable that is eerily similar to the way things often are. Please enjoy!

It’s A $ign

Originally posted on Free The Truth:
It was a very dark time. The housing bubble had just popped. Ragged bankers were crowding the streets with signs forecasting the end of days. The general public thought long and hard; recalling the compassion and reciprocity lenders had shown them in tough times. Out of the darkness a beautiful…

Much Ado About the Weather

Biggest Pet Peeve of All Time:  Talking about the weather. Why? Because there is so much more to talk about, so much more that needs to be talked about. But the weather is comfortable, easy, non-combative.  The implications of this sickens me. As if humans have nothing more in common than the sky above us.  Just because […]

Taste The Rainbow: The Devil Declines

In the spirit of tasting the rainbow, I bring you The Return of the Modern Philosopher and his delicious piece, The Devil Declines .  This article doesn’t need anything from me; but it got my laughter and my endorsement. Taste Responsibly, Free The Truth President Trump: Thank you for your invitation to join you for Sunday Brunch at […]

Treasure Map To The Fountain of Time

Originally posted on Jay Colby:
I just want to take this time to thank everyone who reads, subscribers and shares my site. I appreciate all the support and encouragement.I would love to read everyone’s blog, but I don’t always get a chance to read and follow everyone’s blog. So today I want to offer a…

So This Is It

Years of running, one broken down door to the next. One thousand, five thousand, ten thousand dollars paid to end my life. Sometimes it was only a quarter ounce, a dime bag, a line. My life clearly not worth much, not to thee, or me, or even police Used as bait and tossed aside, with […]

Taste The Rainbow

This page is my way of endorsing all the amazing bloggers out there. Sorry Guys, I can’t offer you a sneaker deal.  I don’t even have enough followers to make reblogging your posts worth anything. I may end up getting a few more followers in the future; but please do not hold out hope on […]

Rape of Nanking

It is arguable that more people were raped, mutilated, and murdered by Japan than the Nazis during World War II. So why do so few people even know it happened? Please, if you do not know about Nanking, take a moment to learn something new; something we all should have been taught when we were in grade school. * Just Be Warned, it is some pretty heavy stuff, Rated R for imagery and content *

You Are Not Autism

You are not my sunshine. You are my star light; Showing me beauty in the darkness. You are not normal. You are Supernormal; Going beyond the range of normal to a realm of extraordinary. You are not broken. You are perfectly imperfect; There is nothing wrong with you that needs fixing. You are not Autism. You are You, […]

Lazy Parenting Tip #69

Parenting always starts with the best intentions.  I’m going to limit screen time, spend quality time with my children every day, and cook homemade meals that are delicious and deceptively nutritious. Except there is just not enough time in the day and way too many shows to stream on Netflix.  Myself, I am the queen of good intentions […]

Weep Willfully

“The body cries the tears the eyes refuse to weep.” A doctor told me this quote once after a visit for strep throat. He said that past traumatic experiences are the common factor linking several different diseases; like Migraines, IBS, Fibromyalgia, and Depression. As a Taoist, I believe you create blockages in your physical body when you do not address and deal […]

Naked Meditation

I have always struggled with meditation. I know it is good for me so I keep practicing and experimenting with different poses to find something that will stick. Today I decided to meditate in my underwear. I’m tired of looking down at my body and feeling disgusted. My hope is that meditating naked will help me shed some insecurities. Plus, if […]