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The Power of Intention

As I was pulling out of work today, I noticed a little league game going on down the street from my office. I got to thinking that if I ever have a kid in little league, I’d want a really comfy lawn chair with a cup holder for my koozie, and oh!... Read More | Share it now!

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Finding a Summer Scent

I love wearing perfume, especially in the summer time. The heat, humidity and open pores really have a way of accentuating a scent. Calvin Klien’s Euphoria has been my go to for years. I always get compliments on it, but I wanted a change. Last... Read More | Share it now!

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Drifting Off; a Poem by Seth Greenwood

I love featuring Poets on my blog whenever possible and it is with great pleasure that I share with you another beautiful poem by Seth Greenwood. Please check out his bio below. ***Would you, or someone you know, like to share your work with Frost on... Read More | Share it now!

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

Thanks for being a good mom… And taking care of me & my brother’s…though at times, I think you should have stopped at me! ūüėČ And thanks for hanging up my shitty artwork all over the cupboards. And coming to that baseballs... Read More | Share it now!

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10 Camping Hacks to Try This Summer

Yes! The season is almost upon us! I don’t know about you, but I can not wait to pitch a tent, start a fire, and make some smores. I promised my boyfriend I would go “for real” camping with him this year, which for him is out far, far... Read More | Share it now!

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Poetry by Dana Multer

It is a pleasure to feature fellow Binghamtonian and poet Dana Multer. He writes with an ambiance that envelopes his audience in imagery. It was a joy to work with him on this post and I look forward to showcasing his work in the future. Sigh Of... Read More | Share it now!

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Mravlag Manor; a Look Back

This is a photo of my father holding my Aunt Suzie’s hand next to his mother and brother Ronald (I think it was Ronald) at Mravlag Manor in Elizabeth, NJ. Mravlag Manor was one of the earliest public housing complexes established in the United... Read More | Share it now!

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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

This is a great recipe to try if you’re watching your carbs. I love cauliflower because you can make so much from it like pizza dough, rice, & “mashed potatoes”. Here’s what you need: food processor one head of... Read More | Share it now!

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Five Common Phrases You’re Misusing

I do a lot of self editing…constantly googling words I can’t spell and phrases that, to me, sound clumsy. If you’re an offender of these common misuses, don’t be so hard on yourself. We’ve all screwed these up at one time... Read More | Share it now!

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Rainy Day Blues

It is my pleasure to introduce Lee Edwards from Land O’Lakes Florida. His love of nature and demand for social change¬†shines through in his poetry and oil paintings. I hope you enjoy this artists’ showcase. Please check out his bio... Read More | Share it now!

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To a Stranger at the Philly Airport

I sat with a book to my nose waiting for my dog to arrive from California. My ex’s¬†newly found bachelorhood could not accommodate the attention our Jack Russell required and my new apartment did not allow pets. I was there to deliver her to her... Read More | Share it now!

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Fate of a Dream Keeper

It is an honor to feature poet, Clifford Brooks and graphic artist, Holly Holt, who beautifully crafted the following images that ornament his words. Please check out their bios below. There you shall find a link to her Pinterest page with more of... Read More | Share it now!

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Bromance Cookies

I like to call these “boyfriend” or “bromance” cookies because¬†they have everything my guys loves; bourbon, pecans and bacon…WHO DOESN’T LOVE BACON?! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 cup softened butter 1... Read More | Share it now!

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The Death Train

The Death Train by Seth Greenwood That red that soon bled The word into my head SO U 1342 came into view SO U 1342 is stuck, what to do? And the train it won’t leave No matter how much I grieve I still just cannot see Why it is doing this to me I... Read More | Share it now!

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Hard Wisdom

HARD WISDOM by Andrei Guruianu First day of spring it snowed and what little dry ground there was there wasn’t any longer everything turned white and almost beautiful almost mad in its beauty In the lull between waves a cat moved through the... Read More | Share it now!

Photo by Sean Santiago; Santa Monica, California

Things My Father Gave Me

Things My Father Gave Me By Heather Serra Carnival lights made a halo around his head. He stood with patient hands in pockets in front of a plush zoo Glow from the tent cut through like refrigerator light. He picked a pair of flamingos; one orange, one... Read More | Share it now!

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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

  I love making little treats! These Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies are not too sweet, easy to make and a unique addition¬†to any get-together. I’m making them to surprise my favorite tea lover…shhhh Here’s what you need: ¬†2... Read More | Share it now!

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Bitchin’ Goal Sheets

  I am all about upward mobility; always setting goals, always challenging myself, always on the road to self-improvement. Perhaps my biggest accomplishment was losing 80 lbs. I’ve gained 20 of those back but¬†you know what that... Read More | Share it now!

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The Fever

  A few years ago, I helped put¬†together ¬†a writer’s group. If you’ve ever moderated a writer’s group or belonged to one, you know that they can sometimes turn into chat clubs. Mine was awesome….there was about ten of us... Read More | Share it now!

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Selling My Wedding Dress; A Reflection

I tried Craigslist and eBay with no luck. You just can’t compete with the Chinese who advertise beautiful dresses and ship throw-togethers they make with used umbrellas. Then two weeks ago, I gave¬†OnceWed¬†a shot. I didn’t pay the extra... Read More | Share it now!

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In Several Colors

  In Several Colors by Jane Kenyon Every morning, cup of coffee in hand, I look out at the mountain. Ordinarily, it‚Äôs blue, but today it‚Äôs the color of an eggplant. And the sky turns from gray to pale apricot as the sun rolls up Main Street in... Read More | Share it now!

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To The Happy Few

    To The Happy Few by W.S. Merwin Do you know who you are O you forever listed under some other heading when you are listed at all you whose addresses when you have them are never sold except for another reason something else that... Read More | Share it now!

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Summer’s Elegy

    Summer’s Elegy by Howard Nemerov Day after day, day after still day, The summer has begun to pass away. Starlings at twilight fly clustered and call, And branches bend, and leaves begin to fall. The meadow and the orchard grass are... Read More | Share it now!

As Birds Are Fitted to the Boughs

Photo by Heather Serra As Birds Are Fitted to the Boughs by Louis Simpson As birds are fitted to the boughs That blossom on the tree And whisper when the south wind blows– So was my love to me. And still she blossoms in my mind And whispers... Read More | Share it now!

Swift Things Are Beautiful

Photo by Heather Serra Swift Things Are Beautiful by Elizabeth Coatsworth Swift things are beautiful: Swallows and deer, And Lightning that falls Bright-veined and clear, Rivers and meteors, Wind in the wheat, The strong-withered horse, The... Read More | Share it now!

Dawn Revisited

Photo by Heather Serra Dawn Revisited¬† by Rita Dove Imagine you woke up with a second chance:¬†The blue jay hawks his pretty wares and the oak still stands, spreading glorious shade. If you don’t look back, the future never happens. How good to... Read More | Share it now!

Home Are The Sailors

Photo by Heather Serra Home Are the Sailors  by Samuel Hazo Like those who sail away and then come back, we keep returning to a port we’ve never left. A life we used to live await us there as shores await all sailors home from sea. So much is... Read More | Share it now!

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Orange Scented Beet Soup w/Goat Cheese & Chives

This cold soup is a refreshing dish for the spring and summer months. Its vibrant color makes for a beautiful presentation, plus beet & apples are full of fiber which may prevent metabolic syndrome and reduce belly fat. To get started,... Read More | Share it now!

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The Labatts Blue Bear has Mad Guitar Skills

I love this latest Labatts commercial. If you don’t follow this bear’s journey, you should start¬†now. I’ve been trying to tell my boyfriend about this commercial for days. I couldn’t find it anywhere on the interweb. Then I... Read More | Share it now!

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April is National Poetry Month

  Writing is a craft I am passionate about, though I don’t practice it as much as I should. I always find myself too busy¬†experiencing. After all, you gotta have some material, right? April is National Poetry Month. There are several ways... Read More | Share it now!