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November 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Belated "Happy Thanksgiving to all!"

Just wanted to wish all a belated Happy day of Gratitude...been a bit sick over here, but grateful for ice cubes,
heating pad, pillow, blanket, family, friends and this inspiring community.....................

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Thank you, Dean Marshal

What a healing and beautiful video...I Choose To Be Love. I have recently compiled writings, prayers, poetry and

years of dialogue with our collective "Spiritual Source" into a book(...AND DRINK the LIQUID SOUND of WISDOM). One page simply says "I am determined to be Love." One night spent in candlelight prayer, my pen

began to speak these words..."The way to Love is empathic; it is the path of indistinguishability, where we

come to the greatest respect for each other, because we… Continue

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Thank You!

Hello everyone:

Just wanted to say that as I am preparing sweet potatoes, pies and mashed potatoes for the big feast at my sister Denise's house-----(she's here on Wiffledust too! -she and my brother- in- law Jerry whose birthday is tomorrow by the way), I so appreciate and cherish each of you, my friends on Wiffledust. Thanks for allowing me to post my little poems and thoughts, thanks for all your positive and loving feedback when I try out my creative wings. It's not something… Continue

Added by Donna Stumpo on November 26, 2009 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Guests. (only people I've never met)

1. Uncle Georgie (whose memory I've been asked to preserve.) He was a musician. Gone by the end of WWII , he left a grieving fiance, and no children to remember him . My grandmother, (in the year before she died,) gave me his photo, and told me about his love for swing and hot jazz. She also made sure I knew where his grave is. When my parents passed, I had to clean out their house. There I found Georgie's WWII Jewish prayerbook, his paratrooper wings and another photo. I feel a connection to… Continue

Added by Brenda Siegelman on November 25, 2009 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

The Value of Hard Times

I thought there was a reason to carry on. There is. But it wasn't what I thought. This is what I thought lying in bed, before the crack of dawn.

Tough times are not theoretical. For the most part, the haves have less, and the have nots most definitely have not. It's easy to package things up in nice little numbers, and bandy them about. But in the real world, the digits get restless, We're flesh and blood, and our children get hungry. Often.

It's easy to cast blame. Just… Continue

Added by David Vidal on November 24, 2009 at 9:33am — 6 Comments

Duality/Non Duality


Both exist...

To strive for Non-Duality?...

The same as striving for perfection___

to be perfectly "holy", free of all sin?

In striving for perfection

can we live in awareness?

Can we experience the joy,

the peace just from the experience?

Does the mountain only seem to get higher?

If we do reach atop, is it high enough?

Striving for perfection...

missing so many moments, so many

smiles, blooms, wings,… Continue

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 23, 2009 at 2:12pm — 4 Comments

Creation Sees Empty Full

Creation sees emptiness and full together, for it sees apparent emptiness as the foundation of possibility,
and possibility realized is full of all that made that possibility. And realized possibility is empty______open
to more possibility, different directions, other doors, options, uses beyond our knowing and reasons beyond
our intentions.

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 23, 2009 at 1:01pm — 4 Comments

My Life In A Nutshell (If It Isn't Too Late)

I was born on a cold night in a high desert. Raised by crazy people on a highway. The first song I remember hearing on the radio was "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. The next song I remember hearing on the radio was "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles. I liked 'em both. A lot. I rambled and ambled for years. Only stole one car, only spent one night in jail. Eventually landed in Hollywood. A parody of itself, where I never became a parody of myself (and hope never to). I've dined at exquisite,… Continue

Added by David Vidal on November 23, 2009 at 9:46am — 3 Comments

Thanksgiving Dinner With The Elves

I believe I would like to spend just one Thanksgiving with Santa's elves. They seem like they could use a good feast before the crunch time of Christmas happens. And they seem like such an industrious and creative bunch. Cheerful too, at least by reputation.

I had thought the reindeer might be nice to invite... but having spent a bit of time around deer, I know they have trouble controlling their bowels in public situations. And besides, they have more opportunity to get out and… Continue

Added by David Vidal on November 23, 2009 at 3:16am — 7 Comments

nov 21, 2009

A cabin anywhere
where the north winds blow
in the middle of the woods
the furious snow
makes not a sound
its there i must go
smoke from the chimney
unfurling as tho
it could reach the heavens and
continue to go
till there is no tomorrow
nor a day left to know
saturated in silence
its there i must go
my mind is racing
the seasons pass slow
for at least a century
near the river flow

Added by Donna Stumpo on November 21, 2009 at 2:34am — 8 Comments

Response to Rick's blog, Spending the day...

Intimate time with Jesus is beyond beautiful, beyond magnificent, beyond is the time apart that

feels like between two worlds...that is unbearable...

Sometimes wonder if I should have been

much more careful of what I prayed for...


Let me sleep tonight

on Your couch

Not share our mattress

Let me rest my head

put it

to bed...

Can't you see my Love

has swelled

to bag my… Continue

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Who I'd Spend An Imaginary Day with

I wouldn't mind spending the day with Abe Lincoln, Carl Sandburg, Jesus, my grandpa, my uncle Larry, or maybe aunt Trinna. But I think if push came to shove It would be a toss up between Jesus and great uncle Bert Lockwood. Uncle Bert was the black sheep of the Munday clan. Died on the streets of Wichita - an alcoholic wreck or so we're told. Died 44 years ago.

Uncle Bert was a poet- his only published work a very intuitive and wrenching portrayal of war and war profiteers.… Continue

Added by Rick Reiley on November 20, 2009 at 1:05am — 9 Comments

My Thanksgiving

This is a no brainer for me. I would spend my Thanksgiving with some of the greatest minds ever. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. They changed the world in immeasurable ways in their lifetimes. I would love to talk to them, find out what made them tick, and how their minds worked. There would be no way to duplicate that greatness but I'm sure that some of it would have rubbed off on me. The other person I would have at the table is Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was such an insightful man and I… Continue

Added by Barry Parsons on November 19, 2009 at 11:45pm — 3 Comments

Life in 3 word phrases seperated by commas

In response to the creative writing exercise, Life in 3 word phrases...

Lilly the Ladybug,Transparent Gypsy Moth,Road Trips Grounded,Blue River Wings,Red Rock Rind,
Here There Everywhere,I don't understand,I get it,I don't understand,Give up understanding,Dance in

Added by Kimberlyann De Angelo on November 18, 2009 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments


My Dad passed away to be with his maker this past Monday, November 9, 2009. He was a strong willed, stubborn, determined man of 86 years. Dad brought us up with tough love but nothing compared to how he was raised. His father was a very mean man and very abusive. Daddy was always in control of everything or so he thought. He was tough on Mom also. Mom passed away in June 2002 from Pick's Disease. Similar in the last stages to Alzheimer's. Daddy was a difficult man to make happy or please and so… Continue

Added by Vickie on November 15, 2009 at 10:11pm — 4 Comments

My oldest daughter's first day at kindergarten....written circa 2000--edited many times, including today. This was was acutally published!

Heather's first day of Kindergarten---

It began as any other autumn day. The sun was shining; not a cloud in the sky. As I listened to the birds welcoming the new day, it dawned on me. Today was not a typical day. This morning, my daughter will spend her first day in kindergarten. After a little self-talk to stop my heart from hammering, a good stretch and a moment of prayer, I vowed I would survive.

We have been talking about it for months. The new lunchbox had been… Continue

Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on November 13, 2009 at 11:21pm — 3 Comments

My date with Dolly

Growing up, my dad was a country singer/comedian. We traveled all over the country doing shows. I got to be on stage with him at the Grand Ole Opry when I was pretty young but I still remember it.

I sang some with him when I was younger but stopped as I started getting into the teen years. Probably a good thing, I think people liked me because I was young and all. Anyway, I got to meet some of the biggest country music stars of the time. I met Ernest Tubb, Charlie Walker, Lorrie… Continue

Added by Barry Parsons on November 11, 2009 at 9:37pm — 8 Comments

November 11, 2009

Thinking of you today

and all the things we shared

when no one else seemed interested

you acted like you cared

It's just the way I felt

I guess they maybe did

I never could quite feel it

Although I knew I should

Sugar cookies, petit fours

and twenty dollar bills

secrets known and never spoken

Perhaps we never will.

Glass figurines


ice cream and lady fingers

Sweets in a world

Like a snow… Continue

Added by Donna Stumpo on November 11, 2009 at 7:11pm — 4 Comments

Writing Exercise by Sherry/Biography in Phrases Only

Our fellow member Sherry went to a writing class and received the assignment to write your biography in short approx 3 word phrases separated by commas. No complete sentences. She shared hers with us, and I thought I'd give it a try. Who else wants to put their whole life in a paragraph of phrases with us? Here's what I came up with ...

yellow fuzzie blankie, elephants, house full, nursery school piano,the way is always in the music, magnus chord organ, uncle vit's pipe, hello… Continue

Added by wiffledust on November 11, 2009 at 9:46am — 7 Comments

Writing class project

Last night I went to my first creative writing class. In our first exercise everyone came up with a word they liked or didn't like. Then we had to create a story with them. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to jump start creative juices.

For homework we had to tell our life story using short 1-3 word phrases, separating each thought or event with a comma.

The idea so intrigued me that I came home and did the exercise. I thought I would share it here so the members can know a lot… Continue

Added by Sherry Somach on November 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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