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New Poems: From the Book of Grace

A new series of poems for the blues. Have fun! By, Ashley Ellen Goetz Dear Diary: I Have the Moody Blues Portrait of a Cat You Know It’s True. We All Know that It’s True.  Un Gatto dans un Chapeau … Continue reading

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Giant Asteroid to Buzz Earth Tuesday; When and How to See It

Hi all, Just thought I would share this fun fact with you tomorrow. You might want to check it out! Will probably be a sight to see! G’night and happy writing, picture-taking, and stargazing, A —– *Scroll to bottom to … Continue reading

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Suspended Animation

By, Ashley Ellen Goetz There is no wind today. The sky is not painted. A haze of blue-white particles stand like a ceiling above the cold, melting ground. Red leaves dangle suspended in animation over the sad earth. All mouths … Continue reading

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A little creativity from my journeys in the valley…

An exploration with stream of conscience flash fiction poetics… From Betty Smith: Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On … Continue reading

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Sounds from Touchstone Farm Part 3: An NPR-Sparked Epiphany

>>>>>> At the end of this episode I have an epiphany about the direction for my novel! #Inspired >>>>>> Artist: Nick Lowe & Terry Gross Composer: Ashley Ellen Goetz Album: Sounds from Touchstone Farm Again, you may want to turn your … Continue reading

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Sounds from Touchstone Farm Part 1: The Piano and the Crickets

Artist: Deborah Shokurah and the Farm Crickets Composer: Ashley Ellen Goetz Album: Sounds from Touchstone Farm You may need to increase your volume to enjoy this…

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IRENE vs. KFC: The Online Journal of a Man, His Son, a Hurricane, and an Abandoned KFC

A wonderful use of digital media for creative citizen journalism I just love this guy and his son, Charlie! It seems almost like a play on Sheen’s Korner, but it’s endearing nonetheless. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 … Continue reading

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‘The Tree of Life’ illuminates

Thank you Terrence Mallick for this beautiful gift! I absolutely loved the impressionistic close-up, amplified aesthetic of “The Tree of Life,” winner of the the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. This film is succinctly evocative of 1950s Christian … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s latest film, ‘Midnight in Paris,’ typical Woody

And I mean that in a good and wonderful sense. You should expect a little of the cliché melodramatic swapping of hearts in a Woody Allen film, and “Midnight in Paris” does not disappoint. You get adulterous longings reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Dessa, John Jodzio, and David Philip Mullins together tonight at M&Q

Starting tonight at 7:30 p.m., back at Magers & Quinn, a wonderful lineup of writers take stage, celebrating the release of They Could No Longer Contain Themselves, with a reading from Minneapolis author, John Jodzio, also featuring Dessa, Minneapolis hip-hop … Continue reading

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Wise Acre Eatery – A model for sustainable dining

“The shortest distance between the earth, the hand, and the mouth.” The owners of the lovely Tangletown Gardens store located at 56th & Penn, celebrated the opening of their new neighboring farm-sustained diner, Wise Acre Eatery, last weekend. The Eatery … Continue reading

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Greil Marcus discusses Bob Dylan’s basement tapes at M&Q

Greil Marcus, author of The Old, Weird America, discussed Bob Dylan’s basement tapes at Magers & Quinn Booksellers last Thursday. The room was packed and hot, spewing into the aisles of bookshelves in the back of Magers & Quinn. A … Continue reading

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