Midnight Madness.

Opinionated Man:

Thanks for the daily photos for the challenge! -OM
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The poetry between her and I,
the gods approve, mere mortals growl.

The poetry between her and I,
mortal words do unspeakable injustice.


The poetry between her and I,
Midnight madness.

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The Beauty of Community

Opinionated Man:

Great bloggers you mentioned me with! I appreciate the kind words and thanks for adding my blog to your list! -OM
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“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.” ― Jean Vanier, Community and Growth

I spent more than half my life in public service working for a leisure organization. Within leisure spaces, whether they are swimming pools, public parks, campgrounds, or community centers, my job centered around providing recreation programs for people. Inevitably, these opportunities enabled participants of all ages to build communities on summer swim teams, in water aerobics classes, and in pre-school programs.

The same is true for our blogging community. I have read many excellent posts about “how to get more followers to your blog,” or “Six ways to Build Your…

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Left Hand, Right

My right hand writes my mind.

My left hand writes my soul.

In between lives a torn heart. It battles for the right and left.

It is the right and left.

But what day does not have a night and light?

Writing open truths for those that only know lies.

Telling lies to hope the spirit does not die.

We live as one. My right hand and left.

One mind, one soul, one heart.

Different days.