Deborah H Rahalski

Red Angel

So fellow travelers, when I reach the edge of emotional resilience nature is the sanctuary which brings my energy back to  center.  In general, I proactively make healing time in nature a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just the daily walk times with our dog. Since our  return from the early October …

Deborah H Rahalski

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

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

Rewriting History

So fellow travelers- strange dark and troubled waters we find ourselves navigating these days. First, I pray you and those you love are safe and well. The time is coming when every one of us will know someone, perhaps even ourselves, who has been touched by this viral wave sweeping across our home planet. I …

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

Faith Full

So fellow travelers, being aware it’s easy to pass off yesterday’s ardent post about my week with Switchfoot as the spellbound babble of a star struck fan I wanted to follow up because these exceptional musicians are such genuinely accessible humans they allow us to feel more like family than fans. Drew Shirley gets some …

Deborah H Rahalski

Stopping Time

So fellow travelers, fellow creative tribemate Deb German Young posted a photo from her recent travels to see Falling Water, the iconic Frank Llyod Wright house in Pennsylvania. The image not only caught my attention, it literally stopped me mid-scroll and I gasped out loud. “What is it?” my husband inquired as we wound through …

Deborah H Rahalski

Familiarity Breeds Content

So fellow travelers, yes, the title is an intentional spin on the more common phrase. It stems from a conversation about the current weather here in Portland. Grey skies over Powell’s City of Books, the PDX rainy day mecca Our visits over the past five years have all been during hot, dry summers, although I …

Deborah H Rahalski

Mixed Messages

So fellow travelers, this has been quite the week of mixed messages. A few decades ago, in my more pugnacious days I would have exerted tremendous effort in sorting the squabbles out. Presently, being in a transitional phase as work wanes towards retirement, I’m leaning towards an unusually benign state of letting the babble die …

Deborah H Rahalski