Misfits and Pirates: Made for Each Other

Apr 27, 2022 at 11:23 am by Paulette Jackson

They used to be a big seller at the Toy Store. They were posable characters; a dog with a wooden leg and a cat with an eye patch, both made in the image of ruffian swashbuck.... Read More

Hope: Feathers and Anchors

Apr 14, 2022 at 11:49 am by Paulette Jackson

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the.... Read More

“Goooood Morning, Viet Nam!”

Mar 30, 2022 at 02:41 pm by Paulette Jackson

His name was Adrian Cronauer. He was born in 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his father was a steelworker, and his mother was a teacher. At the early age of 12,.... Read More

Truth: It's Stranger Than Fiction

Mar 24, 2022 at 06:37 am by Paulette Jackson

“History is history; there’s no use sweeping it under the rug.” -Sweet Home Alabama The year is 1954, and the man in the above photo is my thirty-year-old f.... Read More

They are the Sort of People...

Mar 02, 2022 at 06:00 am by Paulette Jackson

Dear Reader,There are people in the world who know no misery and woe and they take comfort in cheerful films about twittering birds and giggling elves. There are people who.... Read More
Paulette and her husband on honeymoon, November 1977.

Valentine's Day and The Art of Love

Feb 09, 2022 at 05:54 am by Paulette Jackson

We are not the same, me and youEach one, not twoBut when I am me, without youI am some-how half, not wholeAnd when we are togetherThough a different twoMy heart espi.... Read More

Couple's Conflict: Mediated by Motown

Jan 31, 2022 at 02:54 pm by Paulette Jackson

Rescue meOh take me in your armsRescue meI want your tender charms'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blueI need you and your love too ~Aretha Franklin Being a part of the mental health.... Read More

Faust: Hubris of Humanity in the Face of God's Grace

Jan 24, 2022 at 06:22 am by Paulette Jackson 1

In light of our world’s current bio-psycho-social-spiritual conflict, I wanted to bring a reminder, to help us understand, that such tension and dissension has been arou.... Read More
photo credit: Marion Gunderson art March 2013/ Mariongundersonart.com

The Coldest Season of Love

Jan 20, 2022 at 07:07 am by Paulette Jackson

  I have always appreciated the use of metaphors for conditions of the heart and soul. Metaphors can bring poignant meaning to conversations with the use of visuals, giv.... Read More

A Quiet White Day

Jan 17, 2022 at 05:38 am by Paulette Jackson

  Quiet White~ Paulette Jackson This concerto of sight The soothing symmetry of shadows The rhythm of reminding light That sing to the soul With hymns known by heart An.... Read More