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michael-seidel's picture
Mar.17.2014
I awoke in the middle of the night, thought of a mantra and returned to sleep without writing it down.  Dreams swallowed it so I begin again, assessing who I am, where I'm at and where I'm going, and then releasing all of that to see what percolates up. And from there comes thoughts addressing...
mya-speeks's picture
Feb.15.2014
Nobody tells you when you're 28 that when you reach 38 you should be trying to prep yourself for 40.   That whole nubile body thing where you can jump up from the bed at a moments notice needs to be reinforced when you're 37 so when you reach 38 its not a surprise to your older less mobile...
tracy-ewens's picture
Oct.06.2013
  When our daughter left for college last year, I ran around buying and organizing everything I could possibly control.  We moved her to her dorm, returned home, I finished cleaning out her room and I cried.  I knew immediately that I would miss the day to day.  Michael kept...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.21.2013
Color of Change sent me a bumper sticker to celebrate President Obama's inauguration:  "Keep Growing". Now that's a mantra. Keep growing, baby.   Keep trying to grow. Keep trying to change. Blind growth doesn't help and can be detrimental to true growth.  Think of the parable of the...
jessica-kristie's picture
Nov.09.2011
Do you ever catch yourself caught between breaths and waiting for something to happen? For winds to change in directions that fill empty rooms and blow breezes scented with new beginnings … I do.  I sit with toes curled beneath soft blankets, feeding on the cold that is nipping at my nose....
mary-wilkinson's picture
Apr.29.2011
These days change comes slowly like the fog that lifts off the land mid-morning to reveal a whole new landscape of sorts and all of my head is in this place that feeds me like breast milk to a baby. I revel in it, throw my hands and my hair into the soil, dig into what I need to discover, burrow...
melissa-linardos's picture
Mar.26.2011
In the last month, I have found myself again. I don't know how to put it into words exactly, even though that's what a blog is for, right? I just have discovered a side of myself I thought was gone, withered, dead. It is amazing to be reintroduced to it, and to know that I still have "it...
raymond-mallette's picture
Jan.22.2011
     I find myself thinking about my sister Renee today. What made me think about her? Heck, I don't know what makes me think about half the things going through my head. But today, for some reason I find myself reflecting and thinking back to High School years, years beyond that, and how my sister...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
May.07.2010
All life is a metaphor for life.  One thing is like another.  The way we act at the doctor's office is the way we act somewhere else.  The way we work is the way we work.  The way we love is the way we love.  It's all one thing, though it seems easy to forget that when comparing our experiences...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.30.2010
March 30   Catalog of Growth      The right seed in the right season grows a garden of miracles for me.  I get the food for my table or the stores for winter, sometimes when I’m in a Jack like predicament, right planted seeds can provide a bean stalk of escape from my restricted life. I have a role...