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WHEN WE DREAMED TOGETHER

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©2016 Carla Porter

When the thunder was loud
And rain poured down
I didn’t care
You were there
Your smile the light
I could see by Continue reading

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REMEMBERING

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Today is the day we honor our military men and women for paying a tremendous price. I’ve chosen to share this lyric as one small way to honor those lives lost. This is for them and their families, who no longer have their sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives. Continue reading

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HOW I GET MY JOY BACK

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WHEN LAUGHTER ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH MEDICINE

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A zing of alarm went up my spine. Pam’s comment on my post about real and proverbial mountains set off the zinging, but her words weren’t the problem. HER words were considered and thoughtful. She wrote: 

“Yes, I know what you mean about getting overwhelmed when you see the size of the mountain, but not stopping… I need to remember to laugh a good belly laugh while going up my mountain.”

“But not stopping…” But not stopping??!!??

Did I really write that? What was I thinking? Laughing on my way up a mountain? Was I that reckless? Did I treat the huge mountains of life and art as a lighthearted caper?

I had to see if I wrote something I’d have to take back. Continue reading

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The Polite Visitor, Part II – Am I Hit Man Enough?

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I would imagine that every professional hit man has a sure-fire, preferred method to eliminate their target. If I were to guess, I’d say that most of them use techniques that leave as little mess and evidence as possible. Otherwise they’d be out of a job and on the lam or in a prison.

Well, I recently wrote of my own decision to commit murder. I plan to totally annihilate The Polite Visitor. Continue reading

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