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Changes in life...changes in living a life in Mexico...opened a gallery, travel around a bit to find art for the gallery...  I have been a photographer almost my entire life so it's fun to have a place to show my fine art photography.  I've closed down my portrait studio back home and for the time right now, will continue to live most of the year here in Melaque then...go back to Bellingham, Washington state for visits and Canada sometimes too. 

Life after cancer for me meant do what you love.  And try to do what is right for those around you...your family and friends.  Poetry became a new vehicle for me...something I needed to do when family problems gave me release the turmoil.  

Now, I'm hooked.  I am loving that I found the Soup and all of you great poets out there to learn from.  Gracias!

On The Road to Mexico

Blog Posted:8/23/2020 2:53:00 PM

Hey all you Soupers....

I'm off on a couple of week road trip through the western states heading back home to I probably won't be on here much and already miss reading your poems. 

It is really, really hot here in the desert outside of Arches National Park where I am holed up inside cooling off before a hike this evening....

I spent the last two months going through every cupboard and drawer in my house, emptying everything out, giving things away, selling furniture and packed my van with what I wanted to take with me to Mexico...I hope to sell the house next summer but this was my last year I could drive my van to Mexico so I have it filled to the brim and then some with just enough room for my girlfriend in shotgun and a puppy named Gracie that I am taking down to a girlfriend in Mexico.

Keep up the great writing my friends.  I will get on to participate as I am able until I am back home and have unpacked.

xoxo  Jeanne

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Date: 8/24/2020 2:07:00 PM
Where do you live there? I hear there is an area where many Americans go to retire and I sure wish I could be in that place! (though I'd never drive down there alone!!)
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:33:00 PM
You are probably hearing about Lake Chapala area/ is very popular with retirees. There are many places that people go to retire in Mexico though. I'm in a small village called Melaque about 3 hours south of Puerto Vallarta by car on the west coast. A nice mix of Mexicans and tourists and those who live there full time now number around 500. I am actually traveling with a girlfriend but I have girlfriends that do it alone...I don't think I'd want to. xoxo
Date: 8/24/2020 10:41:00 AM
Jeanne, wow, what an adventure you are on, I sort of envy you, it takes courage to leave your home and all you know and step into the unknown, God Bless, be careful and stay in touch with us _Constance
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:34:00 PM
We are in the Arches National park hiking and leaving for Tucson soon. Thanks for the blessing. :D
Date: 8/24/2020 9:14:00 AM
Take care and be careful :)
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:35:00 PM
For sure we will be on our toes...but it is a lovely trip. Although this year it is very hot and smokey with all the fires.
Date: 8/24/2020 9:02:00 AM
Jeanne, I wouldn't advise taking a shotgun or even a shell into Mexico. Have fun in Margaritaville. -Richard
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:36:00 PM
You are most perceptive Richard...a good plan for sure but shots will be happening soon in the form of liquid
Date: 8/23/2020 7:48:00 PM
Wish you a safe journey Jeanne Tom
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:36:00 PM
Thanks Tom...we are having a great time so far!
Date: 8/23/2020 5:18:00 PM
Vaya con Dios!!!!
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:37:00 PM
Date: 8/23/2020 4:42:00 PM
Safe travels, Jeanne.
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Date: 8/24/2020 4:30:00 PM
Thanks Jenna

My Past Blog Posts

I'm back in Mexico
Date Posted: 9/5/2020 2:52:00 PM
On The Road to Mexico
Date Posted: 8/23/2020 2:53:00 PM
Time to get back to Poetry Soup!
Date Posted: 5/11/2020 12:01:00 PM
Setting up in Mexico
Date Posted: 11/19/2019 9:11:00 PM
Going to Guatemala
Date Posted: 9/18/2019 2:38:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/26/2020 Stillness In the Confusion Rhymeamerica,anxiety,
10/6/2020 Mornings Like This Rhymeblessing,ocean,
10/4/2020 Farewell to Summer Acrosticsummer,
10/4/2020 Like Sailing Tetractysbird,boat,
10/3/2020 Astronomy Pleiades Verseplanet,stars,
10/3/2020 As the Moon Sets Free versemoon,
9/30/2020 Through Heavens Doors Rhymebirthday,heaven,mom,
9/27/2020 Golden Threads Rhymelove,pain,
9/27/2020 Here I Am Quintillahero,pain,sick,
9/25/2020 Dawn's Awakening Free versememory,ocean,
9/23/2020 A Master's Hand Tetractysbeautiful,ocean,
9/19/2020 If I Close My Eyes Free verseocean,
9/17/2020 Even Then Rhymelove,paradise,
9/13/2020 Into the Night Rhymebeach,moon,night,stars,su
9/13/2020 HAUNT Versehalloween,mystery,
9/13/2020 The Colors of Sunsets Dream Song Free versemusic,sunset,
9/10/2020 A Season of Color Rhymeautumn,beauty,
9/6/2020 Carefree Tetractyslove,sea,
9/5/2020 The Waves Echo Free versesound,water,
9/5/2020 Echos of Quiet Free verselost love,
9/5/2020 Courageous in the Night Quintillacourage,strength,
9/3/2020 Infused Free verseocean,sea,
8/30/2020 Departs Autumn Rhymeautumn,
8/30/2020 Flowering Stars Free verseflower,stars,
8/20/2020 Hello Good-bye Narrativegoodbye,travel,
8/16/2020 A Season for Us Free verselove,
8/16/2020 whispers Haikuautumn,
8/15/2020 Storm on the Hill Free versestorm,
8/13/2020 Soon Free versehappiness,rain,
8/13/2020 After Summer Verseautumn,
8/12/2020 Gifts of Possibilities Tetractysbooks,fantasy,
8/12/2020 A Speck of September Free verseautumn,seasons,september,
8/10/2020 Sometimes Free versepoems,poetry,
8/6/2020 Thunder in the Dawn Rhymebeach,storm,
8/5/2020 A Change in the Weather Rhymenature,weather,
7/31/2020 Hypnotizing Moon Rhymemoon,passion,
7/29/2020 Sinuous Summer Alliterationsea,summer,
7/29/2020 Stories Told in Silence Personificationnature,solitude,
7/28/2020 It Could Be Rhymedesire,passion,
7/23/2020 Without a Doubt Quintillaanger,political,
7/22/2020 Muir's Mountain is Calling Rhymemountains,nature,
7/16/2020 end of day Haikusunset,
7/15/2020 Between Now and Next Spring Coupletnature,seasons,
7/13/2020 What is Right is Right Free versecharacter,courage,rights,
7/10/2020 Sunlight's Sundown Trioletsunset,
7/9/2020 I am the rose and the thorn Haikudesire,nature,
7/8/2020 Warriors Among Us Free verseapril,hero,
7/7/2020 A Calm or Tempestuous Life Free versegrowing up,growth,
7/6/2020 When I Become You Free versecourage,fear,introspectio
7/4/2020 I Feel the Seasons Through You Free versemountains,nature,seasons,
7/3/2020 Ode to the Sisters Odefantasy,fate,stars,
7/1/2020 Why Think Like a Child Free verseadventure,child,fun,
6/29/2020 Like Dawn Verseflower,
6/29/2020 A Little Girl Ouch Haibunadventure,children,fun,
6/29/2020 With the Moon Above Coupletlove,moon,
6/28/2020 Summertime Symphony Rhymenature,rain,summer,
6/27/2020 In Rapt Silence Trioletnature,
6/26/2020 I See You Anew Free verseappreciation,nature,
6/24/2020 Silence Needs Quiet Cinquainpeace,silence,
6/24/2020 Summer Time Haikusummer,
6/23/2020 Summer Fun Villanellebeach,fun,
6/21/2020 In My Eyes Free verseocean,
6/20/2020 We Had a Storm This Morning Free versenature,
6/19/2020 Feel Me Free verselonging,nature,
6/18/2020 My Fromp Vogonfriend,fun,
6/18/2020 Gifts Free versebird,nature,
6/16/2020 The Rock Grows More Beautiful Free versemiss you,
6/15/2020 What is Missing Free verselonging,
6/14/2020 Abandoned Free verseheartbroken,memory,
6/14/2020 My Stardust Memories Free verselove,
6/13/2020 Senescence Free verseage,
6/11/2020 Helpers in the Garden Rhymeflower,garden,
6/11/2020 In Your Arms Monorhymeemotions,love,
6/10/2020 With Hushed Thoughts Quatrainpoetry,solitude,writing,
6/10/2020 Whispers the Wild Water Free versedream,river,
6/10/2020 Gifts of Poseiden Sonnetgiving,ocean,
6/8/2020 Grows the Night Versenight,sleep,
6/7/2020 Let in the Light Free versedark,emotions,light,
6/5/2020 More Than a Thread Free versefeelings,home,
6/3/2020 wishes Haikuflower,seasons,
6/3/2020 Summer Storm Rhymestorm,summer,
6/1/2020 Yarrow and Lavender Dizainbeauty,flower,
5/31/2020 Sad Laughter Ninetteemotions,sad,
5/31/2020 A Whispered Word Free verselove,mother daughter,
5/29/2020 It's Enough Free verseappreciation,morning,
5/28/2020 Life to Death Tail-rhymedeath,life,
5/27/2020 One Hundred Thirty-six Pretty Petals Free verseflower,garden,summer,
5/27/2020 Hibiscus Full of Bliss Rhymeflower,
5/26/2020 I Fly Among Spirits Quintillabird,flying,
5/25/2020 Falling in Love Free versefeelings,love,
5/25/2020 The Sun Loves the Moon Dizainlove,moon,sun,
5/24/2020 What is Heaven Free versedestiny,heaven,
5/24/2020 Twilight to Night Monorhymenight,
5/23/2020 Night sounds Free versebeach,life,sound,
5/23/2020 Blessings on Earth Terza Rimaappreciation,life,
5/23/2020 The Baker Sijomorning,
5/22/2020 Morning Star Verselove,morning,star,
5/21/2020 Your Love Felt Home Inside My Heart Tritinadog,loss,love,
5/20/2020 Wayra Lantern Versedepression,stress,
5/20/2020 Raven's Hold Ethereedark,death,light,

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Fav Poems

Life, To Me Quatrainappreciation,friendship,l
How Far Down Do You Need To Go Tankaconflict,corruption,coura
Starting to heal Free versedeep,depression,emotions,
Rain Streaks Down Window Pane Verserain,sad,
Back to me Verseidentity,me,self,
Twilight Time Versebeautiful,sky,sun,
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Chokajoy,weather,wedding,
This Dream Called Life Rhymelife,
Ocean Whispers Coupletmoon,ocean,sea,
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
The Ocean Calls Me Rhymeocean,
Nana's Hands Rhymeappreciation,food,grandch
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Green Oasis Verse10th grade,11th grade,chi
MAGICAL MOONLIGHT Fibonaccimoon,ocean,
faded with the night Free versecity,dark,lonely,night,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
I'm just getting started Free versechild,mother,poetry,
haiku- childhood memory Haikuchildhood,memory,nature,
Mistakes are Lessons Rhymelife,power,strength,
Seventeen Is the Lucky Number Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
NURSERY RHYME LAND Rhymenursery rhyme,
Broken People Free versepeople,
I'm Just Getting Started Free verseconflict,dream,judgement,
Immortality Monorhymepoetry,
With Love for You Rhymelove,nature,romantic,
Ethereal Reminisce Free versebeautiful,emotions,i love
While being me Rhymelife,
Jalopy Verseage,anger,car,freedom,old
TRIUMPH OVER PRIDE Coupletendurance,pride,recovery
Foul Play Limerickbird,nature,sea,water,
Night Into The Night Lyriclove,sad,
Stream Rhymenature,
Out For A Spin Free verseanalogy,family,loss,memor
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
WINTER Limericksnow,winter,
OASIS Rhymebeautiful,inspirational,n
Hope Quintain (English)hope,
Caught red-handed Limerickbrother,candy,
Silent Sleep Free versedark,dream,fear,silence,
I SING TO ETERNITY Free verseanalogy,beauty,celebratio
Rose Breath Free versedeath,father,father daugh
autumn falls like lovers do Free verseautumn,lost love,
The Song Of Moonshine Lyriclove,moon,song,
A Smoking Room Free versepoets,
abyss of loneliness Free versenight,silence,
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,endurance,life,wi
rewriting poems Free versepoems,poetry,
Tiny little palm Free versebeauty,
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses Political Versebetrayal,black african am
SWAGGER Rhymecelebration,humorous,jobs
Doll Free verseabuse,appreciation,intros
There is no telling the things you might find Rhymefun,love,nonsense,
Far From the Things of Man Personificationday,imagery,morning,night
BRING IT ON Naatbullying,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
Tears streaming down Rhymelost love,love hurts,star
Autumn Leaves Rhymeautumn,nature,
My Lament Versedeath,life,loss,
Honey Bees Alliterationflower,word play,
Twilight composers - Repost Rhymegood night,
Heart-shaped Stones Quatrainlove,
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
Sirens Chorale Rhymemusic,ocean,sea,water,
pain can be silent Senryuheartbreak,
Witch's Brew Sonnetevil,sin,
Crossroads Monokuangst,change,courage,deep
I've had enough Lyricconflict,courage,growing
The Faeries Coupletfantasy,imagination,
love you outside of thoughts Free verselove,
In This Place Enclosed Rhymespiritual,
Happy in Love Narrativebereavement,family,love,
Monsoon Showers Quatrainrain,
Breathe Close To Me Free verseallegory,appreciation,dev
A Winning Combination Free versemuse,write,writing,
life's last abyss Ethereeanalogy,death,spiritual,
Pierced by Love Italian Sonnetanalogy,lost love,pain,ro
Souls in Stardust Ethereeappreciation,death,paradi
a balloon Haikuchild,color,imagination,s
The Last Master Of War Chokafate,life,loneliness,long
A Need to be Somewhere Else Rhymemoving on,
Sands in My Hand Free versehope,
Deceit's Reciepts Alliterationangst,conflict,dark,wisdo
To The Top Monorhymemountains,nature,
A Passing Glance Free verseanalogy,appreciation,beau
Preserved Melody Rhymeanalogy,song,
Quilt Of Stardust Free versestars,universe,
A welcome in the hillside Lyricappreciation,
Harvest Door Tetractysautumn,farewell,summer,
chants Free versecrush,emotions,feelings,f
Time Narrativefate,imagery,life,poems,p
SEA Verselonging,love,sea,
Divine Rhapsody Lyricangel,beauty,emotions,joy
Taking one's leave Rhymefarewell,
All Isn't Quiet Haikuautumn,imagery,morning,na
RIPE AND READY TO BATHE IN GIN Rhymeautumn,drink,food,seasons
The Poet's Knife Rhymepoetry,words,
Golden Memories Haikuautumn,books,color,nature
Ever-changing Fall Verseautumn,

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Becca Teagan United States Flag United States Read
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meru groen United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
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Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
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