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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


 

Most Recent Blog Post


Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Blog Posted:11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM

 


Wish I had seen this video before Frank's contest, "What turns you on"

This definitely turned me on!! Enjoy, and do take time to watch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

oops...looks like this may be blocked, but if you want to check it out
it worked for me, by clicking on the "new window" option, 
Or..... just
look for You Tube: 'Stand By Me' Playing for Change....it's worth it!!
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  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:46:00 AM
    Carrie, I followed up and saw this one..Thoroughtly enjoyed.Sara

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  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:37:00 AM
    Will try and see what happens..Thanks for stopping by my blog..I appreciate the time spent there..I am just going to be cleaning out our basement..I will try to come on long enough to clear my comments, etc..Sara

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:37:00 PM
    So glad you all enjoyed. Those who haven't taken the time out, would be heart warmed by watching this one, I do believe! Thanks for the comments!

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:01:00 PM
    waxing sentimental.. some words were changed but i love this song and the movei as well, carrie.. what atreat.. thanks and hugggs!

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 12:15:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, I have seen this video quite a few times and it fills my heart with joy to see musicians worldwide uniting for peace and brotherhood. What great voices the singers have! And I loved watching the Native American tribe coordinate the sounds of the drums. Definitely a step forward in creating world harmony. Bravo to the singers and musicians. Thanks so much for sharing this with others, Carrie. Soup Mail coming. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 8:09:00 AM
    hmmm, maybe it is my computer,I couldn't even see this one. I'll try at school. See ya,CArrie!!

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  1. Date: 11/6/2011 5:04:00 PM
    thankxx Carrie ..will check it out tonight luv.. sounds fantastico..

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  1. Date: 11/6/2011 3:53:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this video with us. So Humanity can synchronize in the rhythm of peaceful co-existence anyway...and poets Should play an active role in influencing minds in a positive way. Check out my blog and ...get active, my friend poets!

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  1. Date: 11/6/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Very awesome, Carrie.. what a great job of mixing! One of my best friends met his wife while he was street performing in NYC... he never made any kinda money in the music scene despite his significant talent, but he found a lovely wife and got a beautiful daughter outa the deal... not bad, eh? thanks for the post, namaste~N

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  1. Date: 11/6/2011 2:43:00 PM
    Wow, so glad I stopped by today! Absolutely inspirational and beautiful video that must be shared! Thank you Carrie!!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM
Spring Reminder!!
Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:32:00 PM
Earthquakes
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/17/2014PatternsVersenature,
4/16/2014Tilted Dahlias --The ArtistFree verseart,
4/15/2014Itty-Bitty AggravationTrioletnature,sun,
4/13/2014Grand Canyon SuiteFree versebeautiful,beauty,music,na
4/11/2014Who Has AttitudeRhymefunny,writing,
4/9/2014Your Not So Funny FaceRhymefunny,humorous,husband,
4/7/2014Bukowski ContestFree versededication,poets,tribute,
4/7/2014I Was Right --- To Order A PizzaFree versefun,work,
4/7/2014California, I Love YouAcrostichome,places,
4/6/2014FanfareVerselove,
4/6/2014Hiroshima --- for Itty Bitty ContestSedokawar,
4/5/2014For Cyndi - a Blitz poem-- NEWS OF REVOLUTIONRhymepeace,war,
4/3/2014When Forever ComesCoupletcourage,faith,love,
3/30/2014Origami StarsFree verseintrospection,love,relati
3/30/2014Dream KeeperSonnetdream,moon,night,star,
3/27/2014Splash DanceFree versechildhood,children,rain,
3/26/2014ImmortalityFree versecharacter,courage,film,
3/26/2014Nuclear WeaponLimerickfunny,
3/25/2014Trail MarkerTankabird,lonely,longing,loss,
3/21/2014Beneath The Copper TreesTerzanellebeauty,nature,spiritual,
3/14/2014Life Is What You Make ItNarrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
3/13/2014Where's The BeefLimerickfood,holiday,
3/12/2014Crystal MorningFree versebeauty,garden,nature,
3/7/2014MuseFree versewords,writing,
3/7/2014Memories On BranchesRhymelove,seasons,
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