Category Archives: Julia

a Piece

What do you do they asked me “Collect pieces” What do you mean they say “Moments, things, memories, secret places” Why they ask “Because I had swallowed myself whole… I let myself rot in darkness, I let the flowers wither … Continue reading

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on Bottled Water

This post is by my daughter, Julia, who graduated High School yesterday. Julia belongs to the generation who will next inherit this planet, so sorely damaged by ours. Please read her words and reconsider how cavalier you are about buying … Continue reading

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on Busyness

True wisdom is ageless understanding. My daughter Julia, @Chibichiree, wrote this essay for school.  She is seventeen. If I Had a Nickel for Every Time I was Busy… Tim Kreider’s, The “Busy” Trap, dwells upon his opinions on busyness.  He … Continue reading

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Unravellings

The following is an essay written some months back by my youngest daughter, Julia. The assignment involved writing a creative “Dear John Letter”. I’ve had to wait till now to post it as it was still to be graded. Why … Continue reading

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on Our Children

Today is my favorite youngest daughter’s birthday. A few days ago Julia demanded I write a blog post in celebration of this auspicious day.  Actually she didn’t really, one of the many things I like about her is that she … Continue reading

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on Talent

This post is a well-deserved tribute to my sixteen year old daughter, Julia. The following is entirely her work, edited and formatted to the style I use for this blog. Talent: Natural aptitude, or skill? In art you are often … Continue reading

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on Boxes

Primarily because I believe beauty deserves to be shared, I recently showed a spectacularly beautiful image my sixteen year old daughter Julia drew to a couple of my co-workers.  One person’s response to the picture appalled me.  That feeling has … Continue reading

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Suns and their Sets

~ Suns Rise to Set ~ ~ Upon the planets of a thousand suns do a thousand sunsets die then with a thousand dawns are they resurrected again their faces reform upon their worlds and within every watching eye may … Continue reading

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The price of hair.

By Julia. Most people have hair, I have brown hair, my best friend (one of many yet so few), as seen in the picture, has blond hair. Each year around 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US 35,000 … Continue reading

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Colors

~ Colors ~ ~ Black, white, indigo and grey. They’re all just pigments at the end of the day. Brown, red, yellow, and white. They’re all just skin tones, what do they matter, when we turn out the lights. ~ … Continue reading

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Hair today, gone tomorrow.

Yesterday, Julia donated 12 inches of her hair to the non-profit organization, Locks of Love. Locks of Love is an extremely worthy organization that takes donations of hair ten inches or longer and uses them to create hairpieces for disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Papa

A note left on my desk by my youngest daughter, Julia. ~ Papa ~ Sometimes my roses aren’t red And my violets never quite a shade of blue But one thing that will always remain I love you. So when … Continue reading

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