31 May 2011

A Room with a View-Los Angeles Part II

Museum and libraries have always provided me with a sense of peace and hope---Peace because they are so quiet, it lets my overactive mind slow down, just look and absorb. Hope because once my mind slows down and absorbs, I am in awe of the possibilities that exist in this world.

So in November 2010, I found myself in Los Angeles on a business trip and truly a stranger in a new land. Thankfully, a dear friend was there to guide me though the wilderness and bring me to a place that I could feel at home. The Getty is perhaps the best way to comprehend all that is Los Angeles, impossible, improbable, large but approachable and just perfect in its imperfection.

30 May 2011

Magpie Tales-Food

Magpie Tales 67
Oil glistens 
Brush resting
Painting speaks
Of possibilities
My dinner and
Fate awaits
Cadmium red
Silver white
Cobalt blue
Risks taken
In hope
Of a feast
For the eye

C.M. Jackson 2011

This is a Magpie Tale----Fly here for strokes of creativity

27 May 2011

Flash 55-Operation Dinner Out

Orange juice
Kiss on the cheek
Blackberry in hand
Dog walked
Dishwasher started
Schedules confirmed
Race begins
Through Friday
Saturday rest?
No way
Report due
A quick hello
Over takeout
While a movie
Spy games
Turn it off
Or on
We are all secret
Agents in the game
Of life

C.M. Jackson 2011

If you can say it in 55 words--go see the g-man 

The inspiration for this flash is here 

19 May 2011

Flash 55-Working

High on
Red lipstick kisses
Four babies’ cheeks
As they sleep
Dreaming 'bout stories
Mama has told
Drinks sliding cross the bar
When is her next day off?
The tips filling the jar
Maybe a picnic at the park
Hoping it won’t rain
Red lipstick kisses
Protecting her babies
From the dark

C.M. Jackson 2011

It is Friday and if you can say it in 55 words, go tell it to the man--that's the g-man! Happy weekend all!!

16 May 2011


The new azalea garden is open at the NY Botanical Garden----a wonderful way to spend an afternoon-check it out!!

10 May 2011

Magpie Tale-In the Garden of Eden

the whirligigs fly
dandelions float
up into the deep blue
the lark
mourning dove
and thrush
sing harmony
dreams born
in the early morning
warm green breezes
of leaves just awakened
from slumber
shimmy and shake
the whippoorwill
carries the day
into night
the song of the possible
glistening in a darkening sky
like a falling star lands
in the palm
a prayer
for those gone
for those near
and far
St. Francis
you know who
they are

C.M. Jackson 2011
This is a magpie tale---fly here for more flights of fancy...

09 May 2011

Monday Morning Wake Up Call-All that jazz

This song sizzles in any language....guess where I'm off to this week?  In the meantime, get your Fosse on and strut your stuff...have a great week!

08 May 2011

Magpie Tales-Born

Life is easy
Living work
The weight
Your future
Rests in my hands
Heart beating
Against my breast
I hear Elsa roar
The four winds blowing
I can only teach and hope
Hold tight
Knowing the path is long
Letting go
My heart beating
The roar in my ears
I kiss the earth
As I watch you

C.M Jackson 2011

This is a Magpie Tale... go here for more....to all the Mom's out there, kudos to you! Happy Mother's Day!

02 May 2011


Tools That Help Me Be Compassionate

• Be a Twinkle in the eyes, smile on the face and an excitement to meet.
• Engaging eye contact
• Be fun and tender everywhere
• Turn off TV
• Develop all your interests
• Have A tender love for people
• Engage with the arts and nature
• Do volunteer work
• Practice organizing and following through.
• Offer Massage

Patch Adams, MD


Like a raindrop falling, a hand on a shoulder or a kind word--every little bit matters and can change a person's day or life.

To find out more --http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/international-day-of-compassion-in-honor-of-dr-patch-adams
Gesundheit! À vos souhaits! Ti benedical!Odaijini!Go mbeannaí Dia duit!Bud' Zdorov!Dios le bendice! Γείτσες !


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