Category Archives: Writing

Published Essay and Artwork in “Woods Reader”

Last year I determined I should search paying publishing markets for my essays and poetry which I have, and for the short stories and other fiction I have been writing. This constituted a lot of research into markets and publications, looking for the ones that I fit into. One of my greatest inspirations is the […]

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A “Work” Anniversary | Paths I Have Walked

January 1 is the anniversary of the day I began working at home and it’s very easy to remember what year I’m celebrating because that day was January 1, 2000. I could live on what I earned as a freelancer, the art sales were gravy, my office was set up, my car was paid off […]

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Even the World Must Rest | Paths I Have Walked

…but even the world, the busy life of this planet must rest in darkness for part of the day lest we destroy ourselves with our own productivity,… Read today’s poem: Even the World Must Rest | Paths I Have Walked

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A Christmas Eve Rescue | Paths I Have Walked

I would take your kindness and be glad for the food and the box, but I don’t want just food and a box anymore, he said, not opening his eyes. I want a home, enough to be willing to die for it. I am tired of wandering, and if this night is my last then […]

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Let There Be Peace on Earth | Paths I Have Walked

As holiday shopping season winds down to the holiday itself, I hope you find magic moments of harmony, and we all find a way to create peace on earth. I’ll be featuring a few stories with a holiday theme shared from other of my sites for the next two days while I clean up my […]

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The Light in the Darkness | Paths I Have Walked

I shared this essay today on Paths I Have Walked. I thought I’d share it here too. EACH DAY THE DARKNESS COMES EARLIER, too early, and we talk about how this early darkness feels unbearable. The daylight is less and less, each day shorter, some very old part of our brain senses imminent danger then […]

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Short Story: Witness to a Rescue

I’ve been trying to organize my writing and realized there were a few things I could offer here on Portraits of Animals. This little short story is essentially free—I have the text below, a recorded version and all the download formats here for you to use. If you’d like to support me by “purchasing” it, […]

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Finding Inspirations

Where do I find my inspirations for the work I share here? And how do I awaken the spark of creativity each day? When we’re charged with being visually creative all day long in so many ways, be it painting or graphic design, or even in writing whether it’s creative or technical, something needs to […]

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Some Sunday Reading: On Planting Peas

Since my wild black cherry tree fell in 2016 I have been cleaning up and repairing my fence, and have not had a garden outside of herbs and plants in pots on my deck, but planting peas in early spring has always been an early spring activity. Portraits of Animals features all the things I […]

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A Christmas Eve Rescue

I’m sharing a few Christmas stories on my writing website, PathsIHaveWalked.com, and on TheCreativeCat.net. I’ll be sharing the links here so please click over and enjoy during your holiday. “The night was cold, cold, just plain cold as that straight and icy wind whipped down the street straight off the frozen river enveloping him in […]

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