12-12-14 A Delightful Evening

Friday usually means The Weekly Photo Challenge here at QH but not tonight. The #ICPEDUBOOKS signing ended just a few hours ago. I had a great deal of fun. The signing went very well. I have randomly grabbed a few shots – except for exposure adjustments they are just the way they came out of the camera.

I have way too many people to thank so let me just say that Winona Barton-Ballentine who taught this course and wrangled 12 very different folks into producing some seriously bad ass books, rocks.

It was great to see Susan Amy Rosenfeld, Jeff Antkowiak, Louise Pedno at the event and the support I received from Melanie Neilson, Kathy Gunst and Andra Watkins is very appreciated. A special shout out to Katherine and Abigail for putting up with me for the past four years…

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Ever the promotional genius…notice the way I am showing the back cover of the book. (Thanks to Louise Pedno for the picture)

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10-18-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Re-Refraction

The Challenge is here.

Yesterday’s attempt.

I once again borrow Melanie Neilson‘s words to express a feeling:

Verse 8 of

“Bird Coming Through A Super Doorway: The Doris Touch”

Now see what good turns mirrors for reflection have done:
Delights to peep, gaze therein on screwball heroines, screwball heroes
In cave, temple, destroyed boudoir, where-through the sun, endlessly
True and false, light and sound are found. Loving form,
Doris fulfills her intention to make poetry vital in her time
Fierce faith therein, multiple readings do show her art evergreen.

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Other views:

http://victimtocharm.com/2014/10/18/refraction/

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http://mirthandmotivation.com/2014/10/18/weekly-photo-challenge-refraction-reflection/

http://natureontheedge.com/2014/10/17/refraction/

http://thisdayin.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/page-292-refraction-changing-the-picture/

http://worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/refraction-colors-and-lights/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/surf-at-sunset/

http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/refraction-kuching-by-night/

http://punctalucis.com/2014/10/18/hibiscus-beads/

http://eyecandyvisionz.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/weekly-photo-challenge-refraction-i/

 

9-09-14 I’ve Stolen Your Words (Western Cloud Tributary)

I’VE STOLEN YOUR WORDS

After Shelomo Ibn Gabiriol

 

I’ve stolen your words, I don’t deny it—
   I ate them and broke teeth on the liberation wall;
did I think I could soar with your songs
   or use them to hide my flaws? I did.

Can a woman scale the tree of life
   and eclipse the application of light in the world?
It’s always, I think, a simple plan of clouds:
   can the East River be drained with a teaspoon?

Melanie Neilson

 

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