Category Archives: writers

I am a Storyteller

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could … Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I … Continue reading

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My Dad, the Sea Hares, and Me

Father’s Day is a day I really miss my dad. He died on November 29, 2009, just a few days after I wrote the following, which was posted on my old blog at Xanga. Today, I woke up thinking about … Continue reading

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The Beauty Way: Writer Chi Sherman

This is the final guest post in my series on the Navajo Beauty Way here on Smoky Talks …. I asked a handful of my friends, each an artist in their own way, to read the Navajo poem, The Beauty Way, … Continue reading

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The Beauty Way: Author Patricia Snodgrass

This is the sixth guest post in my series on the Navajo Beauty Way here on Smoky Talks …. I asked a handful of my friends, each an artist in their own way, to read the Navajo poem, The Beauty Way, … Continue reading

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The Beauty Way: A Different Approach, by Horst Jenkins

This is the fifth guest post in a series on the Navajo Beauty Way here on Smoky Talks …. I asked half a dozen friends of mine, each an artist in their own way, to read the Navajo poem, The Beauty … Continue reading

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The Beauty Way: Classical Guitarist and Writer Scott Zeidel

This is the fourth guest post in a series on the Navajo Beauty Way here on Smoky Talks …. I asked half a dozen friends of mine, each an artist in their own way, to read the Navajo poem, The Beauty … Continue reading

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Down by the Sea

“Get out in the sunlight. Go down to the sea. Walk ’round in the forest. Be all that I can be.” My friend Susan penned that poem for me a few years ago. She wrote it on a little round … Continue reading

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Living With a (Controlled) Diabetic Cat

I’ve had an epiphany since getting my cat Beetlejuice’s diabetes under control. That epiphany being: it can be harder to live with a controlled diabetic cat than living with one whose blood sugar (and hence, behavior) is subdued by illness. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being a Mosquito

In the past few months, I’ve written a lot about social causes I’m passionate about: The March Against Monsanto and the threat Monsanto poses to our food supply is only the latest cause I’ve been championing. (Well, that’s not quite … Continue reading

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Honoring Childhood Heroes

Who was your hero when you were a child? If you could do something to honor that childhood hero, what would you do? When I was a little girl, my family used to make an annual migration to the East … Continue reading

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