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dale-estey's picture
Nov.20.2013
HM The Queen had a veritable Cacophony of poets over to Buckingham Palace, spreading praise by the stanza. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * One is very happy! The Queen looks forward to her 66th wedding anniversary by hosting poetry celebration By Anthony Bond   The Queen and...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.03.2013
Today my mantra is celebrate. Yes, I'm passing over the summer hump.  The heat has dropped from over 100 yesterday and the previous day to 98 but it's a warm 98, with a thin cloud layer trapping the heat, making it feel like 99.  That's a reason to celebrate, that cooler weather. ...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
May.03.2013
Beatrix opened up during the handover of the throne. Her face appeared to be far livelier than before. Willem-Alexander had not only become more dignified in his ermine cloak, but from this moment on his face represented the entire nation. He was ready for it, and Máxima was a magnificent Evita of...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.08.2013
Today we celebrate my sister's birthday.  She's our tribe's youngest member, Mom's final hoorah as a new Mom. Celebrate is relative.  It's different than how it was when we were children.  Then, there would have been a party with cake and ice cream, gifts and cards.  Now there...
catherine-nagle's picture
Feb.27.2013
  One quite serene day in February, my mother reflected a void of disappointment to me. That none of her 17 children were born in this short and quiet month. And, she reasoned it with passing by this month as somewhat barren, with no real occasion to celebrate a single birthday in our family...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.16.2012
We celebrated my wife's birthday today. I treated her and a number of friends to dinner at a little Italian restaurant in downtown Ashland. We ordered a bottle of local Claret for the wine drinkers along with an appetizers from local sources - goat cheese, buffalo mozz, blue cheese, grapes, roasted...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.05.2012
Had a good breakfast at our friend's house yesterday. Brunch, really. The table was rich with pies, scones, fritatas, fruit salads and grilled fish and chicken. My favorite was Mary's old fashioned lemon squares. They were also apparently others' favorite. No seconds for it. A cool breeze blew as...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.24.2012
  May 24   CELEBRATIONS   “You wore a wrist corsage to the dump?” “You said to celebrate every activity,” I retorted to my sponsor. “Yes, by doing them with purpose.  Not everything needs to be a production number.  Sometimes just showing up is enough.  Putting too...
bruce-jackson's picture
Mar.01.2012
National Poetry Month is approaching (April).  Do you already have plans? Here go some simple ideas for celebrating and making the most of National Poetry Month: Promote your published books and poems via links on social networks Offer to read your poetry or classic poems at a school or...
bruce-jackson's picture
Feb.18.2012
I recently performed at a local farmer's market for Black History Month.  I shared about three pieces of poetry in free-flowing spoken word format before a sparse crowd of Friday shoppers.  Those who were there got a taste of my poetry beyond Black history.  I tried offering...