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Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets

Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.  An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Even More Bukowski At the … Continue reading

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Happiness & Finding Your Passion

Happiness & Finding Your Passion Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~ Oprah Winfrey So tonight’s post came from an idea that I had the other day, I was thinking about Christmas.  … Continue reading

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Happy Imaginings: Charles Bukowski

Happy Imaginings: Charles Bukowski Find what you love and let it kill you. ~ Charles Bukowski This is Fake News There is a book I’ve always wanted to write called 20 famous people worth having a beer with.  Essentially, I … Continue reading

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Happiness – On Being Alone

Happiness – On Being Alone Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich Inspiration for these posts comes from a lot of places.  Recently an old friend contacted me and … Continue reading

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Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love

Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re better than my solitude.    ~ Warsan Shire Tonight to wrap up the last night of National Poetry month … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Raina Maria Rilke

Happiness is Poetry: Raina Maria Rilke Tonight another poet suggested to me by the wonderful Suzanne Burns, Raina Maria Rilke.  Short, powerful pieces, reminiscent of Peter McWilliams but with a somewhat haunting quality.  Amazing to me these pieces where written … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: More Bukowski

Happiness is Poetry: More Bukowski A Smile to Remember we had goldfish and they circled around and around in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes covering the picture window and my mother, always smiling, wanting us all … Continue reading

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Why Have You Never Been Married?

Why Have You Never Been Married? So this question is one I get frequently.  It usually starts with the standard question, are you married? You see in America, the script we’re supposed to follow says that as an adult you’re … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter

Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter Some people go crazy, what horrible lives they must lead Tonight I feature my favorite poet the quotes are his as well.  I first discovered him through his books and stories, Ham … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets

Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets Tonight for my weekly arts post I decided to reach back and drop a quick sample of three of my favorite poets, Sapphire, Warsan Shire and my newest, Ashe Vernon.  A piece by each … Continue reading

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