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Carmen Calatayud
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Poet. Writer. Psychotherapist. Peace Lover.
Poet. Writer. Psychotherapist. Peace Lover.

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Love in a Time of Neglect
Written on July 22, 2014, this piece still resonates, so I'm sharing it, sadly......... Love has been dug out of the ground and all that remains is a deep, dry well that I can't climb out of during these days of hatred and neglect of child refugees. I don't...
Love in a Time of Neglect
Love in a Time of Neglect
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Why I Write Today
I come home singing with the last night and the first morning star ~Natalie Goldberg, from her poem Top of My Lungs I wonder why I still write poems and if it's worth the time. But I know that poetry is part of my story. Words inside my lungs, part of the m...
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Finding The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates in Chicago
The Beautiful Struggle . A soaring title for a coming-of-age memoir by someone who grew up in Baltimore during the Crack epidemic in the 1980s, an epidemic that we now know was engineered by a powerful team: the CIA and the Contras in Nicaragua. The origina...
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The Personal is Still Political
The personal is political. This phrase keeps floating on the lake in my brain, at a standstill on placid water that feels like the proverbial calm before the storm. My work as a psychotherapist means that I'm reminded daily how the new U.S. president's divi...
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A poem by Melissa Tuckey takes me to the place where life and death make sense and the search for meaning is held with care.
Standing in Difficult Music
Standing in Difficult Music
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Standing in Difficult Music
Difficult Music by Melissa Tuckey  We sleep with intention We close our eyes and what enters the dark place that is the body begins repair Like paper from lint we carry in pockets we open cautiously one to the other accordion of dust on the air The violins ...
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Standing in Difficult Music
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What Can You Give Up Knowing?
What Can You Give Up Knowing?
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What Can You Give Up Knowing?
What Can You Give Up Knowing?  A Writing Prompt from Natalie Goldberg's book Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir  This is how it is: I can give up knowing my childhood phone number: 532-6350. No local area codes used back then. I can gi...
What Can You Give Up Knowing?
What Can You Give Up Knowing?
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