Monthly Archives: January 2023

TCS: To Hear the Flute of Your Whole Existence

Good Morning! _____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. _____________________________ A dead … Continue reading

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Trump and the cursed golden stool – A Folktale

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor January 20, 2023 marked the second year anniversary of Joe Biden’s presidency. In the immediate aftermath of his electoral victory, I wrote a folktale/fable condemning Trump’s villainy and depravity. Folktales are stories originating in popular culture … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own

January 25, 1882 – Virginia Woolf born, leading English modernist author and feminist; best known for her novels To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, and her essay A Room of One’s Own. “… a woman must have money and a … Continue reading

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TCS: “All That’s Best of Dark and Bright”

Good Morning! _____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. _____________________________ “Poetry is … Continue reading

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A Poem for Cheese Lover’s Day

January 20th, for unspecified reasons, is designated as Cheese Lover’s Day. There are many types of cheese to choose from, from the mild to the strong to the stinky. So please  celebrate by enjoying whatever is your favorite cheese today. For … Continue reading

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A Floral Universe Award

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions –so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.”– Terri Guillemets “Flowers always make … Continue reading

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TCS: What Do You Want to Remember?

Good Morning! _____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. _____________________________ Nothing is … Continue reading

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A Poem for International Kite Day

January 14 is International Kite Day, which grew out of Uttarayan, a major kite festival in India which marks the beginning of summer there. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), one of the major poets of the 20th century, was born in Northern Ireland, … Continue reading

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A Cinderella Story

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Well, there’s one thing: they can’t order me to stop dreaming.” – Cinderella “In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix first must burn.” – Octavia Butler “Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can … Continue reading

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TCS: A New Year – Laughter that Cold and Blizzards Could Not Kill

Good Morning! _____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. _____________________________ “You know … Continue reading

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