Our loved wiffle member Tom Ryan passed away last night. It's terribly sad. But in the sadness, our other loved member D'Jeanne Newberry Duncan found a gift. She had posted something to fb that inspired Tom to quickly write a song. D'J and I discussed it and felt we should share his email and lyrics. Godspeed, Tom. We love you and thank you for sharing yourself with the world! It's called "Potential".
hey d'jeanne, Continue
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Added by wiffledust on August 28, 2012 at 7:57pm —
My father was not a poet and not the type to go around quoting poetry. But for some reason, every Memorial Day he would recite this poem from memory. He was born just after World War I ended, and he was a World War II Vet himself. He never said why he liked or recited this poem, but he used to always bring me a Poppy on Memorial Day that he got from his VFW post. So, I just thought I'd post it up, in order that we could all remember the enormous amount of sacrifice that has been put forth… Continue
Added by wiffledust on May 30, 2011 at 8:40am —
“GOOD FRIDAY” – by Christina G. Rossetti
Am I a stone, and not a sheep,
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss,
And yet not weep?
Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;…
Added by wiffledust on April 22, 2011 at 11:26am —
I heard the bells on Christmas day Continue
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words…
Added by wiffledust on December 25, 2010 at 1:08pm —
autumn audaciously sachets its big rustley skirts of leafdom all around my home
in september the rehearsals begin
in october the orchestra files in
then suddenly the daylight dims
and the leafy chorus girls begin their can can in the wind
i prefer the corner window seat for this show
where i tuck my legs up under me just so
i can lean to the right and free my left hand
with which i color… Continue
Added by wiffledust on November 13, 2010 at 7:20pm —
Things are too damn big.
Let’s start with banks. I’ve been ranting about them lately. Let’s beat up on them some more. They are huge.They own EVERYONE’s mortgage and many small countries. They also own several pieces of real estate in every shopping center. Everyone who complains about the size of government seems to like the size of… Continue
Added by wiffledust on November 6, 2010 at 5:08pm —
This foreclosure scandal is a difficult topic to understand. Therefore, it is very easy for those in power with alot of money to keep information hidden. I feel strongly that creative minds are open minds, and in that spirit I am reposting this article. It is just that important. This issue impacts every single American, because it is about the law. Your conclusion is up to you,but please stay well informed. Thank you. …
Added by wiffledust on October 17, 2010 at 8:06pm —
Susan Herrick is a singer songwriter who has performed at Wiffledust, and someone I respect immensely. We were talking about the gulf this morning, and she spontaneously wrote this....I think it's brilliant and asked her if I could repost it. She said yes. Here it is:
underneath the sea -
Added by wiffledust on August 21, 2010 at 11:09am —
bob fosse moon
every so often, like clock work
there’s a big light in the sky
a spotlight, clock light in the sky
as if bob fosse put it up real high
just high enough
to shed just light enough
for you and i
from opposite sides of the stage
we enter sometimes aligned and sometimes enraged
but surely… Continue
Added by wiffledust on July 24, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Julie, Julia, Love, Creativity, and Butter
I know that I’m the last person in America to see the movie “Julie and Julia”, but I finally saw it today. And I haven’t been this happy about a movie in a long time. I just had to talk about it.
It is so rare to see a movie that tells the story of real people, but it seems that women are particularly stereotyped… Continue
Added by wiffledust on July 18, 2010 at 9:11pm —
50th Birthday of "To Kill a Mockingbird", Creativity, and Self Judgment...
It seems that a bunch of us on Facebook this morning were watching the same segment of CBS Sunday morning. They did a piece on the 50th Birthday of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Harper Lee’s truly great American novel. What stuck with me most was the fact that Harper Lee not only… Continue
Added by wiffledust on July 11, 2010 at 5:25pm —
Your Kid's Ear
I was one of those booked baby-sitters on the block when I was a young teenager. And although the kids were fun, and making money was new and exciting, the real thrill for me was that I was allowed to use the phone as much as I wanted after the kids went to bed. Imagine that. Saturday night was…
Added by wiffledust on June 13, 2010 at 8:44pm —
It’s a steamy night in Eastern Pennsylvania where I grew up and still call home. I just turned on the TV, and immediately a piece of pure joy popped up. James Taylor and Carole King are singing Sweet Baby James together. It put me in mind of another hot and steamy night many years ago when my sister and I actually went somewhere together.
This sister is about a decade older than I am, so we didn’t officially grow up together. We… Continue
Added by wiffledust on June 5, 2010 at 1:00am —
I just watched “The Diary of Anne Frank” on PBS. I found myself in a bit of a teary puddle afterwards, and a memory came to me.
When I was a very little girl, our next door neighbor lived only a driveway’s width away from our house. A whole family lived there, but the person I remember most was named Joanne. I didn’t know her well, but she played a role in our home.
Our house… Continue
Added by wiffledust on April 12, 2010 at 12:03am —
What’s Really Wrong With America
There’s alot wrong with America these days, but almost all our beloved country’s ills lie in one place. The house. The American house is simply too big. Hear me out.
I’ve been in alot of houses in my day. Houses were my thing for years during my “I wanna be an architect” phase. I dragged my poor father to every open house… Continue
Added by wiffledust on April 1, 2010 at 5:42pm —
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 —
Ok, Folks! Here's your next chance to be a Wiffledust Creativity Contest Winner! And if you win, you get a $20 Borders Gift Certificate and your entry will be in the next Wiffledust Webzine, our E Newsletter and plastered on Facebook. Unless you're shy. In which case, we'll figure something out...
So what do you have to do? Well you're a creative group. This won't be too hard. By Halloween at the strike of midnight...this means the midnight that begins Halloween not ends it, submit… Continue
Added by wiffledust on October 24, 2009 at 10:00am —
A Great Big Happy Announcement!
WIFF wiffledust web radio
keeping creative minds wide open!
If you’re on this page it’s because you were selected for your artistic and creative sensibilities--and little did you know you were being selected as a new friend and as a member of a very special community. . And if you’ve been following wiffledust, then you know that I have been hard at work on a project for quite some time now. I’m… Continue
Added by wiffledust on September 25, 2009 at 9:00pm —