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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


It's Not About Winning
Blog Posted:11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM

 



This is worth watching till the end.   We can learn a lot from watching our kids.  They have learned it is not about winning accolades.   Satisfaction and fulfillment come more from the 'giving' than from 'receiving'.
This young man has experienced one of the most valuable lessons he will ever learn.  Do watch his face transform as he shares his account of what took place. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUhCucpRuX8
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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Hi sweet lady..This blog touched my heart and soul..So interesting and carries an excellent lesson..You re such an amazing lady who acknowledges the true key to happiness.Awesome!!

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:58:00 AM
    how touching is it when people see that 'special' being residing in another.. keith and his friends rocked a touchdown because the heart of compassion fulfiils its reasons... thank you, carrie.. i learned so much!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:03:00 PM
    This really got to me, I couldn't hold back the tears at the end. Very, very impressive. Thank you so much for sharing this, Carrie.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:02:00 PM
    Carrie, It's this kind of love that you have for the world that makes you and your poetry so special. Those final words and emotion from that young man---wow.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:24:00 PM
    this was very nice. I would love to see more jocks adopt this kind of attitude toward the less skilled guys in their school!! the world would be such a nicer place if all people practiced being kind to one another.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Excellent. Absolutely excellent. Many "adults" need a lesson on this. Thank you so much for posting this useful blog. :) This captured my heart so deeply. "Do unto others"...

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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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