Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
Tag Archives: Hope
We’ve been living in a surreal world where time has stalled, where a pandemic, sickness, fear, death, heroic health care workers, vaccines, economic hardship, health concerns, and isolation from family and friends have surrounded us. What a time we have … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Reading Tagged 9/11, Hope, inspiration, pandemic 2 Comments
Right now in the Sonoran Desert, rain won’t be our guest any time soon. We are in the midst of high summer temperatures. The temperature in my hometown of La Quinta is currently 113 degrees at 4:58 pm. Recent days … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, poetry, Writing Tagged clouds, comet, free verse, high temperatures, Hope, Navajo mythology, Neowise, poetry, rain, rainbow, skywatcher, skywatching, Sonoran Desert, summer heat, thunder, Tsohanoai, writing 4 Comments
I Like Happy Endings
Although I like literary fiction, dark films, and endings that make you catch your breath, there’s much to be said about hope and happy endings. Back on September 28 of this year, I posted a blog called “Layers of Loss.” In it, … Continue reading
Posted in blogging, memoir, personal essay, Reading, Writing Tagged being grateful, Christmas, Christmas presents, finding a sentimental object, gratitude, happy endings, happy endings in stories, Hope, housekeeping, loss, loss of a sentimental object, sadness, special earrings, special gifts, the spirit of Christmas 6 Comments
How do you feel about birthdays?
How do you feel about birthdays? Reactions seem to depend on where you are on the age spectrum. You may be happy about a birthday. You may be happy but feeling a bit depressed. You may be happy but can’t help … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, personal essay, Writing Tagged age, Aging, Being authentic, birthday cards, birthday milestones, birthday parties, Birthday traditions, birthdays, Feelings about birthdays, Hope, inspiration, Legal ages, Memorable birthdays, Significant birthdays 9 Comments
Be Your Own Hero
In this day and age, I’m looking for anchors, things to hang on to when the seas get rough. You know, quick words of encouragement or inspiration to deal with the political chaos and power struggles occurring in our society, … Continue reading
Posted in blogging, Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, personal essay, Reading, Writing Tagged A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, Anais Nin, beliefs, challenge, core values, courage, courage of your convictions, Encouragement, everyday heroes, heroes, Hope, inspiration, LA Times, personal challenge, personal journeys, principles 4 Comments
The book has arrived!
The book has arrived. Yes, All Ways a Woman, a collection of art and poetry created in collaboration with artist Lynn Centeno, is here. Within its pages, we invite you to walk with us as we depict a woman’s path, give voice … Continue reading
Letters, Words, and Resolutions
Okay. It is what it is – another blog on writing New Year’s resolutions. But, no matter how you fight the urge, it is the time of year when we often resolve to do things differently. We look at what … Continue reading