#OTR50 Day 149: That Nasty WB Again

So, I’m in the dreaded throes of Writer’s Block again. I’m seriously pleased with my poem from days ago The Tale of the Black-Eyed Susans . . . but it left me drained. This has happened to me before. The creative flow grabs me and holds on tight. Not letting go until I’ve spewn forth my […]

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#OTR50 143: Me & My First Tattoo

Did I want one because it was verboten? Because I knew I was different and wanted to rebel against the norm? Or was it for a more personal and complicated reason? […]

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#OTR50 Day 140: Haiku Embarrassment

OK, I’ll admit it. I delayed posting yesterday’s Haiku because. . . I can’t help but feel Haiku’s are a cheat. Yes, yes, I’ve written several since starting this blog 140 days ago. And, I’m totally embarrassed by all of them. To me, Haikus are a cheat. Yes, they are also an art form that […]

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#OTR50 Day 131: Homesickness Dialectic

I believe that it is fully possible to be fully enjoying being far from home and to miss home at the same time. It is, I believe a dialectical emotional state where one experiences seemingly mutually exclusive emotions at the same time. . . because in reality emotions are not mutually exclusive. You can be […]

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#OTR50 Day 129: Pinpoints

Delayed posting due to wonky internet with US devices in Ireland and all sorts of off-line writing into non-wordpress formats and then fiddling with posting to private tools. I’ve been listening to loads of new music lately. Now that I finally entered the new musical world of streaming services, I am taking full advantage of […]

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#OTR50 Day 128: Poetry Performance

Delayed posting due to wonky internet with US devices in Ireland and all sorts of off-line writing into non-wordpress formats and then fiddling with posting to private tools. Some of my poetry flows out in silence. Most has a rhythm and a cadence that I hear in my head and I know in my heart […]

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#OTR50 Day 125: Modern Travel

We are flying over land now. I keep chuckling internally at the travel map because the airplane icon looks so very silly over the country of Ireland. […]

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#OTR50 Day 124: Habits

… I seriously should have thought this through. By changing such a large element as the organized bag I always use for everything, I’ve been completely discombobulated during this flight. […]

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