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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    My mother was super human at times... fierce as a tiger for her kids, and it is what I will always remember. I wouldn't change her for any other mother, and I'm sure most every child feels the same. Thanks, Bobber.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    This was so sweet and rewarding to read, Mike. Thank you. I am going to make sure my grandkids know their grandmother... I will tell them all about her, and how strong and fragile and beautiful and intelligent she was. I am so thankful my oldest grandson remembers her.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, sis.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, B.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, Albert.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Feel blessed because you are, but never feel guilty. Thanks, bro.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, mfa.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, CG. Hugs and kisses back, buddy.
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, tim.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    No... no diapers, but she's my baby. My walks have been solitary for quite a while now... having a puppy along changes everything. Her antics are amusing, and her attachment to me is special. I was ready. But damn, it was cold on that walk. Thanks, my friend... G-man. xoxoxo
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    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    Thanks, Parker.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Good. I'm glad. Thanks, Brother B.
  13. * Happy Birthday, Mom My mother’s birthday Is only a memory Held by her children Yet I believe young angels Seek guidance from her wisdom How often I speak When no mortal is present But my words have aim And your answers do arrive Though you are no longer here You gave me your looks Commented on by many But better than that You taught me about values And the secret to your strength Another child is coming That will not feel your embrace But no matter Mom For it will feel you through me And I will tell your story You lived your life well Despite odds stacked against you With beauty and brains You conquered brutality And left injustice behind In February I will light candles for you In celebration There will be no fireworks Simply time with old photos Many years have passed Since your bright light flickered out But you never left And when I need you the most I feel you within my heart Flawed?—Maybe that’s true But you followed your heart’s want So where is the blame? Certainly not from this son Who has always seen your truth *
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    Chapter 1 The Tree

    First of all, it's great to hear from you, Jaro! I've missed you and hope you are well. As you can imagine, this was a difficult story to write in some aspects. Theirs was a story many have first hand experience with, including myself. I always used to ask myself 'why' this was happening at those times, as a child, so here was a story where we didn't need to ask. We get to feel the pain of both sides, and get answers as to why Mark was a monster. We also get, as you point out, to see how victims see themselves, and the shame that keeps them rooted in the cycle. The "Tree,' and what occurred there, was central to how Chester began the journey forward. I'm really pleased you liked how this was done. I have always respected and look forward to your opinions of my work. Thank you so much... I agree that Jordy was a breath of fresh air, giving us hope in the end as he bares himself to Chester. Reality is often a different picture than this... but Chester has a chance to break his chains for good. Cheers, my dear friend... Gary....
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Thank you, Parker. She sat at my shoulder, on the bed behind me, as I wrote this poem. I'm pleased you could feel the walk. There will be many many such walks ahead of us.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Thanks so much, FanLit. I feel very fortunate... and glad I made the decision to make her family. And yes, it was a full day... we had five walks... and spent a fair bit of time in the barn.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    I wasn't completely sure... but I am now. Thanks, tim.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Thanks, dugh!
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Thanks, Val.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Thanks, Adi! I'm sure there will be more. She has me and my son wrapped around her paw already.
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    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    * Giver of Life Crushed diamonds crunch beneath our cautious weight Catching sunlight And casting off sparkles to makes squinting eyes water Four feet, and two, break the hard, pristine surface Intruding on the silence Of a magical world of majestic sentinels frozen in time A sudden crack sends four feet leaping and scampering At ridiculous speed Before just as suddenly stopping to add a joyous bark The cold air is charged with energy and something else A timeless connection To the deep rooted rhythm of a presence immortal She feels it too, I can tell, as she stands perfectly still Leaning towards her nose All her young senses on alert, absorbing nature’s magic Filled to the brim, she bursts ahead, and I feel my age Yet, I am still an infant To this mother on whose broad back I plod proudly Breathless, we arrive—a perfect spot to view the seasons And reverence is recharged As I examine our world through my companion’s eyes My laughter rings forth at the acrobatic antics of my puppy A bond, repeated over millennia Has cemented as we navigate this ancient world in unmatched steps “Come on, Cookie—let’s go home” *
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    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    I didn't see bluebirds on today's hike, but me and my new dog experienced much of what you did. We walked through my woods and gazed out over the snow draped fields, and I'm sure she yearns for a little mud spatter too... yet the crunch of brittle snow underfoot brought out joy in her with every step. I could feel it course through me as well, and despite frozen cheeks, it was an unforgettable first walk with her. My was full.
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    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    👍 Wonderful, Parker!
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    Downy Woodpeckers and Nuthatches

    The book I have had the longest is one first published in 1934. I have the revised and enlarged edition from 1947. It has been my treasure for over fifty years, purchased used from a library sale... although I haven't always treated it as the treasure it is. It is much traveled and much used, and the back cover is gone, and the spine, while perfectly intact, is barely readable. What is this book? Why of course it is A Field Guide to the Birds by Roger Tory Peterson. I am looking at is as I write. The last time I perused it was when I saw a Northern Flicker in my back yard... I love woodpeckers and their drumming sounds... startling when they break the silence. I always know exactly where my book is. I have no idea why I'm telling this. What I want to say is that I loved these two poems. Nuthatches is brilliant and amusing, and beautiful. I love the word 'thunk' and how you used it. You characterized these birds perfectly, and showed a bit of yourself in the meantime. Thanks, Parker, for giving me reason to open my dear friend, my 'bird book,' again.
  25. R.I.P. Ms. Carol Channing. Our community thanks you for your constant support during the AIDS crisis. From the very beginning, you didn't shy away from your friends, and you worked tirelessly for AIDS research. You have entertained us, comforted us, and lifted us up. I am forever a fan. :heart: 

     

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