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Keep Your Shoes Shined Zeek

Since I was 5 years old, I’ve had a special dislike for shoes that are not shined. In fact, to this day it is virtually impossible for me to attend an event that includes my wearing leather shoes that are not clean and shiny. You should see my handy work with my well-worn shoe brush and the old…

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Are Your Poems Giving You That Special Oomph?

First of all I want to say thanks for the deeply touching response to my last blog concerning the passing of our amazing cat… Paloma. Reading your notes of kind support, I felt a deep sense of connection and gratitude. Now for this week’s blog. Of course I am a huge sucker for poems with…

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Farewell To One Amazing Cat

After twenty years you could forgive us for thinking she would never run out of the lives cats are famous for having. Yes, she had ailments, but they seemed no match for spirit and will. A dear friend gave us a book called Zen Cats. And it was befitting for the coffee table that Paloma roamed under. She was the…

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A Good Poem

What is a good poem? A good poem is one that moves, surprises, heals and delights us. It is a poem that works hard for a living. A good poem provides us with intellectual, emotional and physical gifts. Once a good poem enters our heart – it is there forever… Listen below to a few good poems from my…

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Poetry And The Art Of Complaining

We human beings have taken complaining to a whole new level of art. We complain to each other. We complain to our selves. We complain when it is too hot, cold, windy, cloudy, etc. We actually depend on the fact that complaining is often the surest way to connect with strangers. At an airport for example…

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Suppose You Were A Coffee Bean …

Coffee

And I don’t mean just any bean … I mean a gourmet coffee bean organically grown, picked at peak and then roasted to perfection by my favorite Bay Area coffee company, Equator Coffee. Oh and let’s not stop there. Let’s grind that fresh bean to a perfect consistency and then carefully place just the right amount…

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