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Poetry Lab: Week One

I sometimes think poetry is a mystic art. It is the conjuring of words and forms, meter and (sometimes) rhyme to transport—intellectually and emotionally if not, at times, spiritually—both poet and reader to another place where we can commune in some deeper understanding of one another. No matter the subject,…

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Failure Truly Is An Option

                “Failure isn’t an option.”                 You’ve likely heard that line in a million movies, usually from the hero of the picture just before he leaves his allies behind to face alone the machinations of some overwhelming evil. Perhaps, within the context of a film, failure really isn’t an option….

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Talent and Hope in all shapes, sizes…and ages.

  I've always loved to watch children create. Whether they are building a castle out of Duplos to fend off an impending dragon attack or fingerpainting a work of abstract wonder, their imaginations don't often know the limitations that years on this hard earth can shackle us with. Kids give themselves freely…

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The Fear of Failure

A little over two years ago, after struggling for some time with the loss of my parents, I decided to put the hurt I was feeling to work for me. Specifically, I decided the poetry and some of the short fiction I had been writing in the interim might prove beneficial…

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