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The Sunburn of Spring

  The anticipation of that first season of the year is strong in the north.  Sick of snow and the death of trees murdered by wind storm, we start by peeling off layers of thick clothes, heavy boots, and book our summer campsites.  There is no retirement party for winter although our ice carving festivals, … Continue reading

The Grand Finale of Winter

Photo by: cmesker   The Grand Finale of Winter The trees drip with Spring, flash pale yellow wing of busy goldfinch pining for sun to glow them bright against dead hue of snow hill where sharp beaks peck little seed in bill bursting song dreams. Missy R. Rogers February 20, 2019

Theft By Living

Recently, I hunted down my childhood home on Google maps.  I didn’t recognize it at first as nearly every single stitch of shrubbery, several trees, and all gardens had been stripped from the property.  The building appeared pretty much the same but without the accents of living breathing plant material, it seemed alien and strange. … Continue reading

If You Lead, Someone Will Follow

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash   I didn’t know it was World Kindness Day.  I didn’t know there was a World Kindness Day.  It seems rather silly to have all days that honor a vast array of things and this one in particular seems like a thing we shouldn’t have to be reminded of … Continue reading

A Call to Community

Saturday night at 6:30pm, I will be amongst an ecletic crowd of Michiganders who have chosen to share their artistic interpretations of the theme Another’s Perspective, specifically, the intersection of privilege, trauma, and stigma. It is a tremendous honor to have two of my unpublished works of poetry displayed for this fall exhibition at the … Continue reading

The Art of Starving

I am deep sea diving into art the way many count their money.  This is my photograph from Artgiano’s Cheese Shop in Bay City, Michigan.  Photography is not my bling but my iPhone was hungry and there were no fights nearby. The inclusion of this collection in an establishment selling fine cheeses and wine along … Continue reading

Another’s Perspective

It is an honor and a privilege to again be a part of another Isabelle Phoenix Gallery show this fall at the local art gallery in downtown Ionia, Michigan, where I have resided for the last 15 years of my vibrantly amusing life. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, September 15th … Continue reading

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