Deviating from the norm:

Typically, this is where I tie up the week’s challenge with an anecdote, then a link to all the participants.  However, this time I’ve decided to do something different.  Using the title of each post, and borrowing a line, I’ve created a collaborative poem.  Links to the originals are highlighted. Glass Casketsauthenticity oppressed Deviation becoming the […]

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Resetting the Dial

At fifty-nine, I felt quite certain that I knew myself, that I had accomplished, defined and established.  It seemed that illness had dictated a framework within which my remaining time would unfold.   I had become a non-entity in my former career life, a ghost to many friends.  My children mourned the loss of their […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #24: Deviation

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. – Frank Zappa For several years running, I was invited to speak to the Sociology of Deviancy class at our local university.  Each visit, I opened by joking that I was never quite sure whether the invitation was a good thing or not.  Truthfully, though, I […]

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