conscious creativity

poetry

POEMS BY KENNETH WEENE: Saturday, Artistry, Love in the Time of Transportation

POEMS BY KENNETH WEENE: Saturday, Artistry, Love in the Time of Transportation

Saturday Today I took inventory of the clouds. Unicorns, angels, grand ships filled with dreams and woes. At my feet an ant struggled...
April 17, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry, writing

JOURNALING AND POETRY: Accessing the poet in you!

JOURNALING AND POETRY: Accessing the poet in you!

April has been recognized by the American Academy of Poets as National Poetry Month. There’s something about poetry in every...
April 12, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

TALES OF LONG AGO: Childhood memories from Flynn Park Elementary School

TALES OF LONG AGO: Childhood memories from Flynn Park Elementary School

Stories from childhood are like myths and legends of one’s life. They can be told for their own sake, and a listener or reader...
April 10, 2015 × 0 comments

quotations

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

Some of the best things in life are our friends—exactly why we love them as much as we do. We share secrets with them, have...
March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

Ten Reflections on Why We Write 1.  A poet writes, a baker makes bread. Hungry mouths will eat the bread; will hungry spirits...
March 21, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

Everyone knows music is beautiful. My mother tried to explain this to me when she closed her eyes and air-conducted to Beethoven’s...
March 20, 2015 × 0 comments

essays

MY MAMA KISSED A COCKROACH: Freedom of choice and compassion

MY MAMA KISSED A COCKROACH: Freedom of choice and compassion

Choice is a cornerstone of American society. The songs my classmates and I learned in grade school heralded freedom of choice—room...
February 22, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

ME AND HUCK FINN: Long-ago riverboat days

ME AND HUCK FINN: Long-ago riverboat days

In the summer of 1974 I worked for a month on a towboat, pushing barges up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. This was...
February 20, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

The Traveller’s Handbasket With every place that I go, And every place that I have been, I am fated to fall in love. So...
February 7, 2015 × 4 comments