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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep

Yakity-Yak: Don’t Talk Back!

“Yakity-Yak… Don’t talk back!” Jerry Leiber + Mike Stroller Bikerchick got this one going for me… you know, when another person’s blog spurs you into writing as you didn’t know you had so many stories to tell? Talking to yourself … Continue reading

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Must Read

Well this is just about the best thing I’ve read in ages…. Copying just enuf to get you over there….  Trust me. I laughed but it is also chock full of good ideas. I read just enuf to know what … Continue reading

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WATWB: Pema Chödrön on Fear and Fearlessness

Lifting the heart is why I participate in We Are the World Blogfest. Fear is one of the issues most of us are dealing with… Most of my techniques to deal with fears are Buddhist teachings, and the faith I … Continue reading

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SoCS: Admit it!

The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “admit.”  Write, no editing, 15 minutes. Visit to see what others are writing and try it!! Admit it!  You are worried about our country! I don’t care if you are a … Continue reading

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I am so sorry!  I have not been getting notices of comments, so when I got one this morning and then saw a zillion I was shocked! I appreciate my readers and blogging friends and don’t think for a moment … Continue reading

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I am reading about State versus Federal laws and Sanctuary in the Oregon Humanities magazine this morning.  I hang my head as to what Our country has become.  Maybe it always was this but I did not know, but I … Continue reading

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