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~ POEM OF THE MONTH Valentine For Ernest Mann You can’t order a poem like you order a taco. Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two” and expect it to be handed back to you on a shiny plate. Still, I like your spirit. Anyone who says, “Here’s my address, write me [...]
Dear friends of Virtual Teahouse, One of the first posts made to the VTH back in February or March of 2007 was in the forums section and was about a near-death experience of my maternal Grandmother. Because Wordpress doesn’t have forums, I wanted to post this story because while it is personally very powerful, it is even more [...]
This video talks about her faithfulness, discipline, consistency and alignment…but it can’t ever tell us how she really did it… Mystery should stay just that. Her work can never be replicated, only revered as revolutionary and mystical. She’s always on my mind as I wander the West. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]
POEM OF THE MONTH ~ February 2011 Here’s to seeing differently! What if you look into your own heart, hear a new song sung in a bold voice, soak in your juicy imagination, and from that mysterious place within, express your tender, true, undomesticated dream. Hey, if this is crazy, sign me up! May crazy [...]
When I awoke this morning, there was a strange plan in my head. It was totally foreign to me and yet there it was. As the warm shower hit my skin I became more and more aware of it. The plan involved baking Morning Glory Muffins. I have never baked Morning Glories nor have I [...]
This Christmas, my six-year-old son taught me the lesson of how valuable it can be to pay attention–a found poem. Guilty Bystander The gate of heaven is everywhere. —Thomas Merton, “Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander” “I don’t know,” says Finn, and I forget what that first question was, but speaking into the microphone of the [...]