Guest Post: Poem: Number 225,017

Every day the numbers are posted. And every one of those numbers has a story, a face, a soul , and regardless of years, a life sacrificed too soon. Here is one from Tom Atkins. https://quarryhouse.blog/2020/10/25/poem-number-225017/#like-34618

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Actions Speak Louder

 So fellow travelers, in light of recent events, I held off publishing the last post I wrote, choosing instead to immerse myself in coming to a better understanding of what the voices speaking out need me to do. The process left me with what fellow writer, mentor and friend Tom Atkins refers to as an …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Of Squirrels and Hope

So fellow travelers, a key turning point in my adult life came when a meditation teacher gave me permission to stop “shoulding” on myself.  Or as Master Yoda might put it “do or do not, that is all.” The fact is, current reality* leaves me little time and even less energy for writing. The amount …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Now What ?

So fellow travelers, while I have considered this space as a kind of creative “thinking out loud,” there has always been an underlying hope that my writing has served some purpose beyond my own musings. If an uplifting haiku, an eye catching photo or a bit of humor brings joy or even insight to some …

Deborah H Rahalski

Insights for a New Decade

So fellow travelers, this has been a busier than usual holiday season for which I am grateful to have had a full two weeks off from work. In between road trips to visit family, I have managed to rearrange several rooms in our house. My efforts have allowed me to resurrect my pilates machine, reclaim …

Deborah H Rahalski

Poem: Speakeasy

So fellow travelers, clarity is a gift beyond measure in writing . One of the many benefits of being part of a creative tribe is what we call the “ripple effect” of sharing inspiration from each other’s work. At times the dynamic exchange of encouragement and energy will bring insights which shift my perception of …

Deborah H Rahalski