The Shuffle

A plan for every man

Who lives on earth

An invisible prison

Trapped since birth

The strings aren’t seen

By the naked eye

Struggle every day

Tryin’ to get by

Go to work

Pay the bills

Just enough for basics

Not enough for frills

Workin’ for decades

Need a chance to chill

A constant climb

Uphill

No time

Can’t stand still

A matter of will

Gotta dig outta this rut

Keep going no matter what.

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SIWO MEET & GREET: Share Your Blog Link! 7.20.18 (Reblog)

 

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Original post here: https://wp.me/p4T7p5-PlB

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Five Reasons You Should Blog

  1. As therapy, to help you deal, heal, & move on
  2. To ease anxiety & stress, as it helps you process & put to rest, getting closure
  3. To make new friends, connect with like-minded, like-hearted, & like-souled people
  4. To keep a colorful, ‘artsy‘ record of your growth, your spiritual evolution
  5. You have a story to tell & you want to help others
  1. Run to the pain.’ Not away. To it. So many people avoid it – cuz it hurts – essentially keeping it around indefinitely – until they deal, heal, & move on.
  2. Get it out of your head. I’ve had words swim around in my head, posts & blogs practically writing themselves up there while doing other things, until I finally went to the computer, & just let it spill out of me. They stop swimming after that 😉
  3. Let’s face it, as we get older, making new friends isn’t the easiest thing to do. In blogging communities, it’s easy to find people on the same wavelength & connect.
  4. I love to look back & see how much I’ve grown – I’ve come so far – I see it clearly through my blogs, art, posts, from what I write to the way I write. It’s like an online scrapbook 😉
  5. Telling stories is fun, & helping people feels really good. You never know who’s reading & who you may have inspired today!

So blog on peeps! The world is waiting!


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Feel a Little Silly, Talkin’ To Nobody: The First Podcast

Takin’ my babblin’ to the airwaves .. or is it PodWaves? The first one is often awkward, according to many helpful blog posts .. as you’re essentially talkin’ to …. no one loll

When you’ve got a lot to say, podcasts feel like the natural next step 🙂 Looking forward to collaborating & chatting with other storytellers live!

https://anchor.fm/love-infusion/embed/episodes/Or-Maybe—–Intro-Podcast-e1qd2g

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🌞 Sunshine Blogger Award 🌞

The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity & joy. The award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, & inspiring. 

1)Thank who nominated you 2)Share 10 things about you 3)Nominate who inspires you

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Much Love & Gratitude to one of my favorite bloggers here, The Blooming Scribe. Thanks for the nod! Check out his blog, you won’t be disappointed! As is the tradition for this award, here are 11 random facts about me:

  • I love peanuts! Cannot stand peanut butter!
  • First concert, Honeymoon Suite, Toronto, at 13 #StayInTheLight
  • I’ve skydived 6 times #SkydivingForLife
  • Met/hung out w/ Antonio Sabato Jr, ’98, when working at Club Med Turks & Caicos
  • In 1989, 4 of us saw NKOTB (New Kids on the Block) tix 10th row floor+room at their Four Season’s hotel (.. tbc in another blog ..)
  • I was born with my right foot so twisted, they weren’t sure if I’d be able to walk
  • As a toddler I wore special shoes with a metal bar attached underneath to guide my foot into growing a certain way (it worked cuz I can walk!)
  • In grade school I wore a lift in my right shoe, I had a limp – 2″ diff/legs (Sigh.)
  • I got teased & bullied relentlessly (Relentlessly.)
  • At 10, had chunk of left tibia bone removed, I s/b 5’9/5’10 not 5’4 (dad is 6’0 & my bro is 6’2) They made me shorter! (It was that or a limp..)

If you could speak before thousands of people, what topic would you choose & why:

 

I’d talk about the importance of lifting people up. We must Empower, Inspire & Motivate. There’s way too much of the opposite, & the world is suffering. Everyone has a right to Life, to Freedom, To Peace. I take issue when someone stands in the way of this – especially when it’s for their own nefarious gains. This & similar peer given awards here on WordPress are in total sync with my message.

12) Name 2 people (living or dead) that have inspired you & why:

  • Ben Bradlee: “The man who took on the White House”
  • He was one of the few (last) authentic journalists with integrity
  • He wasn’t interested in being liked – he was searching for the truth.
  • Watch this great doc, his life & times at the Washington Post:
  • The Newspaperman: Life & Times of Ben Bradlee (2017)Trailer0
  • The Sunshine Makers: Tim Scully & Nick Sand, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s US drug counterculture; united in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD; Orange Sunshine. What could go wrong?
  • A noble mission, to raise the consciousness of the planet;
  • Didn’t take long for the merchants of doubt to come out of the woodwork – as disinformation campaigns were launched & quickly began demonizing drugs – the same ones docs used to treat people
  • The last thing gov’t wants is a planet full of people they can’t control! 
  • Awakened, enlightened beings, expanding our consciousness – can’t control us.
  • Big reason why these tools have been made illegal in the first place.

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I would like to nominate the following bloggers, who use their experiences, lessons learned & acquired wisdom to help others along their path. I chose blogs that really inspire me with their honest & loving desire, intent & action to Empower, Motivate & Inspire – but that I haven’t yet gotten to know very well. I’d like to 🙂

Much Love to you all & thank you for what you do. You are an Inspiration xo


 

Glitch in the #Matrix

With stats like that, maybe it’s time to hang up my keyboard!?

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Hmm maybe a break ..

or a vacation.

Yeahhh, I think it’s time to head to a beach🌴

Attn: Artists & Bloggers: Fine Art America’s (Free) Blog Syndication Program

Do you know a blogger who writes regularly about art, photography, graphic design, or the online art business? If so tell them about our blog syndication program! We’re actively seeking talented bloggers to contribute article.” – FAA

So far I think it’s a great site – it’s the first one I chose to start uploading my art (& hopefully selling it.) And since that’s my plan more exposure is exactly what I need 🤓

Sounds great – 5 million visitors per month is a great incentive to participate, free of charge, no strings; & therefore a ‘silly to miss’ opportunity for more exposure for us & WP.

A mutually beneficial partnership, as our art/photography blogs will pad their website & newsletter, while driving traffic back to our blogs.

I love a Win-Win✔

https://fineartamerica.com/blogsyndicationprogram.html

Poems From My Hopeful Teenage Self (Pt2): ‘Deathtrap’?

Deathtrap

He told her he loved her

in every way

But she did not listen

and went far away.

They were meant for each other

and he would get her back

And within a few days

he was on the right track.

He found many clues

as to where she had been

But continued his search

despite his chagrin.

When he finally found the place

where she’d been staying

He dropped to his knees

and began praying.

For there lay her body

before him on the ground.

And all around it

was much blood to be found.

When he rose & he turned

there stood a man

Holding a knife

in his right hand.

Nothing like this

did he ever expect

As this strange man came forward

and told him, “You’re next.”

 


Wondering where this came from, at just 15 yrs old .. when did I get so .. morbid? All I can think of is I started reading a lot of Stephen King in my teenage years – the first being the short story “The Mist.” Mayhaps ..

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That Smile 😁 It Looks So Good On You!

Smile~

Life is so much sweeter when you do;

It’s a look that looks really, really good on you.

When you’re smiling –

You’re happy

Hard not to be

Then you’ll realize

That all along

You never needed a reason.

It’s a look in style at every season!

So come what may –

or what may not;

When you never expect –

you’re never without.

Don’t let a frown drown you down

down

down.

You are the master of your domain

& from suffering you refrain.

When you break free from those chains,

You’ll see –

Nothing’s ever quite the same.