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Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

Amanpan.blog – ThusNSuch Eugenia has a lovely, crisp new blog where she shares light-hearted, thought-provoking poetry over a hot cup of coffee. Step in and say hello.

Loveuary I totally enjoyed reading Susie’s refreshing post on her 25-year-old marriage (arranged). What are your thoughts on arranged marriage? Are you all for the sizzle and dazzle relationship or the slow and simmer type? Share it in the comments.

Pint-sized Picasso This is bound to paint a huge, sloppy smile on your face. Please take a peek 🙂

People Doing Good Things Yes, we need to keep our eyes’ on the good ones as much as possible. It surely helps, especially with the turbulent times. Do you know anyone doing good things?

Honoring My Inner Voice: An insightful read. Here are my thoughts:

A purposeful and insightful post. I think that sometimes our humanness tends to go into overdrive and assumption that we’ve got it all wrapped up forgetting to listen to that quiet voice in us.

I also enjoyed your poem and the direction that it took.

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‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

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A Piece of Fluffy Texture…

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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The photo was taken lying down lazying around on the rug with the kiddos’.

I like how it turned out. The outstretched appendage belongs to my son 🙂

The One and Only Beautiful Gem Called Tanya Cliff.

A beautiful and fascinating lady writer whom I admire greatly. It is said that one’s words are a mirror into their soul and Tanya’s one amazing writer who’s words reach you on another level.

A Bit About Me

Tanya Cliff, Writer, Interview

My pen is a mighty tool. I’ve been using it all my life to tell stories and explore this world in all its natural wonder and human diversity. I write everything from the diminutive, but powerful, haiku to the full-bodied epic adventure. Of all my writing endeavors in the past few years, I’m most proud of the successful use of some of my work a juvenile detention center in SE Wisconsin to foster creative expression and encourage these children to develop their unique talents.

My passion for human rights manifests in a strong voice of advocacy for the persecuted and poor and an ongoing family effort that supports a range of humanitarian efforts. Watch where you step on my blog. I shatter a lot of glass of past hypocrisies with my pointed quill.

I love working with the camera and use my photography to illustrate the pieces I share on my blog, with a special emphasis on nature shots and work with a macro lens. The credit for all the photos of me goes to my talented 13-year-old daughter, who shares my enthusiasm for a good capture.

I’m a classically trained flutist with a rich and eclectic taste in music, performing everything from Mozart to jazz improvisation.  My favorite playing hours, however, find me behind the piano keys.

I am a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

A Bit About My Blog

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The Prodigal 

I started my blog just over a year ago as a platform to support the fantasy novel I had just published and to grow my writing skills. On my blog, I write everything from the diminutive haiku to free verse poetry to short stories. I have even begun sharing stop-motion videos that I produce. My work often serves as a platform for social commentary and critique and a voice of support for those who have nothing. My passion for nature finds frequent expression through words and photos on my blog. I love my interactions with bloggers all over the world and take great inspiration from their friendships and encouragements.

Blogging Challenges

I recently retooled my blog to include new projects that I have and directions I’m exploring. This involved clearing a lot of old writing off my blog and completely redoing my home pages – a major facelift.

Projects

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My first-in-series epic, fantasy novel, Tales from the Valdaren – The Prodigal Son, was published just over a year ago and maintains a 4.5-star rating on Amazon. The second novel is in development.

I just published, A Haiku for Ricky Baker, a book of poetry including Haiku, Tanka and free verse poems telling the stories of neglected and at-risk children. All proceeds from that book go to fund art and writing programs for children in juvenile detention. I also hope to use this book to introduce Haiku and Tanka to these children as a method of developing strong writing and reading skills.

The second book of poetry and short stories, The Politically Empty Glass, will be released shortly. This book explores the hypocritical application of “liberty” in the United States through a combination of Haiku, Tanka, free verse poems and satirical short stories. It is a work that has come about, in part, due to the encouragements of my blogging friends.

I am also delving into screenplay work, using the development of stop-motions videos as an initial platform. I love the challenge of telling a story through this medium.

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Haiku for Ricky Baker

 

How Do We Explain This?

How on earth do humans forget so quickly that xenophobic history continually repeats itself? I thought that like is commonly said that experience is the best teacher should have taught us hard earned lessons by now that hate is such a destructive fuel that divides and dehumanizes?

How can we explain recent wicked acts that are perpetrated in civil society? How can we condone these things as though they are normal?

Watching recent vile, vivid videos about Xenophobic attacks in South Africa – acts of hatred perpetrated by black South Africans on other African natives residing over there, people from Nations who stood by South Africans through Apartheid – where the perpetrators cite the lack of jobs in their community as the fault of non-indigenes who have taken all their jobs. A particular video making the rounds issues a serious warning of more attacks if the non-SA residents don’t leave in the next 14 days.

I wish that my brain could unwatch these despicable acts of horror. How exactly do these specimens of homo sapiens live with themselves after their deplorable acts?

My mind hovers on the current situation in the States and I fear for the degeneration of situations. Some may have not seen the documentary, but an underground network of sanctuaries is sprouting up anonymously in the US by concerned citizens who want to help victims caught up in the ICE windstorm.

Does this not bring the underground railroad set up for slaves to mind? Are we retrogressing or what?

How have we forgotten the horrors of the holocaust, the annihilation of the Native Americans, the bitter fruits of slavery still being harvested till today? How do humans make such poor students and such horrible mistakes?

I am still struggling to understand how hate can consume the mind so much that all reasoning fails. Sometimes, I wonder if people fail to realize that none of us will get out of here alive. That the piece of red earth we fight tooth and nail, kill and maim others for will still fall to the termites?

How far are we willing to degenerate before we can rise up and say enough?

We are better than this. We are one human race and I hope someday that we’ll realize this somehow.

Jacqueline

SoCS – How

Great Complements…

Nothing complements each other like a celebration with good friends, good food, great conversation, and laughter. An excellent combination that memories are made of.

A good match – The Daily Post

Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

Surprising and disturbing discovery Pt 2. Nothing is as satisfying as solving a mystery, even with your microscope. You’ve got to follow this 🙂

In the moment I totally enjoyed reading this. Gave me warm fuzzies. Most times life takes us round a corner so that we can enjoy the moments that we are given.

When there are no words When we have no words to speak, let our hearts speak for us. This is a beautiful read.

The new normal or no Normal What’s your own definition of normal? I find this post thought-provoking. amazing

A detonation of fate A story for your weekend. Enjoy 🙂

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

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Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

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‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Hey all, we’ll be having our monthly blog party coming up next weekend March 4th and 5th. You are most welcome to join the fun 🙂