Celebrating Her 90th: Betty Maxwell

@Chef Zorba's, Denver 2014 My dear friend, mentor, and poet, Betty Maxwell celebrates her 90th birthday  tomorrow at home with old friends, at her small loft apartment in Congress Park. When I talked with Betty today, she was clear. Cognizant and responsive, in spite of memory loss. Her garden grows a new smoky plant! We promised I …

Veterans History Projects interviews… Colorado veterans WWII

#Memorial Day  interviews online with Colorado WWII Veterans http://www.loc.gov/vets  interviewer, Gary Smith, Mile High Red Cross. Russell Schnack, US Navy,  WWII, Aurora CO.  Heather Gardens, Aurora CO. Charles J Doubrava, WWII Navy Seabee, Aurora, CO. (see book, WWII Navy Seabee Profile: destination unknown @amazon).  age 91. Garden Plaza Retirement. "Pete" C. Zarlengo, US Navy, D-Day, …

Last Survivors: Dig a garden

Dedicated:  all survivors of any conflict, trauma, pain-full event, personal or worldly. Inspired by Frontline's LAST SURVIVORS  pbs.org PART I Listen up -- for we are the last. Ask your questions now. Open the dialogue page. The truth be loud. The words on paper can fall silent. Talk with us, the survivors: the Holocaust was real. …

To my Irishman, St Paddy’s Day

3/17/2019 Be kind to those in diverse places — the temple, the church, the ashram, the mosque – SCRIBES GLOBAL ALIVE! scribesglobalalive.wo... SCRIBES GLOBAL ALIVE! scribesglobalalive.wordpress.com Be kind to those in diverse places — the temple, the church, the ashram, the mosque Posted by SCRIBESGLOBALALIVE on MARCH 16, 2019MARCH 17, 2019 Evening of March 15, 2019 Be kind to those in diverse places. We are One in all our efforts of love. And in sorrow. And tragedy. Our pathos is worldwide in this cultural moment. Fear shortens lives; shrinks our personal power. The paths of Oneness are many. In the temple, the ashram, the church, the mosque. **The color of our skin is a beautiful thing. Go deep into our beauty. Those who abuse whiteness or blackness or any color of skin reduce our humanity. We are One, embracing, ever color-blind. In the ashram, in the church, in the temple, in the mosque. Maya said, ‘more alike, than unalike.’ We always connect in kindness. And love. https://scribesglobalalive.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/be-kind-to-those-in-diverse-places/ 1/3 3/17/2019 Be kind to those in diverse places — the temple, the church, the ashram, the mosque – SCRIBES GLOBAL ALIVE! scribesglobalalive.wo... **They say this cultural moment is a turning point. Powerful figures fail us. Try to abuse, scare, enforce. We all feel this moment, corner to corner. “Our president is not even worth impeaching.” We may not be who we were. The wise say — have a moral purpose. Be a moral, passionate people — seeking, striving — Uplifting each other. Comforting the existential pain–in diverse places. In song. In prayer. In harmony. **Our air, water, sand, forests, sky may not be the same. A bomb cyclone (bombogenesis) touched down here: hurricane force winds in snow storms: tree branches broke off the sky was falling... whiteout whiteout whiteout will it touch down in your place? A godless change in weather is present — raucous, free-wheeling wind, power outages, our humanity shook. The earth unleashed its anger. Sea to mountaintop. We saw our vulnerabilities. We felt our mortality. We saw people stuck. We saw that 100-mile stretch ahead. We sat in darkness, waiting for the light. https://scribesglobalalive.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/be-kind-to-those-in-diverse-places/ 2/3 3/17/2019 Be kind to those in diverse places — the temple, the church, the ashram, the mosque – SCRIBES GLOBAL ALIVE! scribesglobalalive.wo... **Be kind to those in diverse places. **Mosaic 70-njvm (282)spring poetry storm (http://scribesglobalalive) Published by scribesglobalalive Welcome, Scribes... A New Year of writing, sharing, learning. My recent book, Gypsy Girl: The Gifts is available @kindle and Amazon. Writing and self publishing for ten years has been a new adventure ever so healing. We are alive, at any age. Let’s connect. View all posts by scribesglobalalive

writing your story is a life-changing event

Seniors who share that unbearable story, bravo! Senior writers who get it and write it down. A long history of experience of love, loss, and life in the details. The roots of our discontent is not writing it down. Start journaling today...share some here. It is a life-changing event to write your story. Curry spice …

the arts go on, so does small town life

Life in a Colorado small mountain town, moves slowly; the city folk get no respect, unless they serve the community. It's a really poor county. The expectation of outsiders, city folk, is low, just big bucks. The real estate is not for the permanent resident, but for the transitory migrant. How these two factions get …

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