‘Essays – Culture and Society’ Posts

 

The New Person

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is a walking collage of fabric, paint, newspaper. Slowly, there is a gentle insight into this person as they show what they wish to be viewed. A little hint of the color. A little glimpse of a swath of pastel blue. The sibs, children, grandchildren or occupation, the home place. Mostly the good of it. […]

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Monkey See, Monkey Do – Homogenization II

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There is a clannish drive, an idolatrous drive, a human need to follow the crowd. Is television the leader and guide? Fashion magazines the reading material? “We have picked the top 10 books you should read in 2014. You’ll be in the know if you follow along.” There is an urge to belong, to find […]

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New Year 2014

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Hi to my readers and fellow writers/artists/innovators/new thinkers/change makers, etc. etc. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I’m in the process of changing the format of the web site to bring in new topics and more artwork. In meditation one morning, I was thinking of my writing and poetry and how I […]

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Without a city

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If you are rural, you really don’t belong to the surrounding town. You’re pegged by township and county. “Oh, you’re from where?” You grocery shop in three towns, go to clothes marts, grocery stores, and appliance stores 20-100 miles away. The large city newspapers are not about you. They look at crimes, births, deaths and […]

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Reflections of a Mother – Horses

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I was raised in the inner city neighborhood of a large Midwestern city for twenty-seven years and was totally unprepared for country living, let alone raising horses. Little did I know that my four daughters would become avid horsewomen. What I thought would be a hobby for them with myself as a bystander turned into […]

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