For Her – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Wild.

Kim at dVerse has invited us to write a Quadrille (44 words) using and including the word Wild.


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“A succulent wild woman is one of any age who feels free to fully express herself in every dimension of her life.”  Sark

For Her

How can a label be drawn
from so narrow a quarter
that would imprison her,
her cover is always antithetical,
a contradicted series of paradoxes
packed in a conundrum,
Pandora loosed from that
quietude misjudged,
from her still centre
comes wild power.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Manage Your Energy for Better Productivity – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


I dread one meeting every quarter. It is mandatory, involves between six and twenty people, and they scheduled it to last an hour. The group never starts on time, often runs late, and lacks structure. A week before the appointed date, the participants generate a flurry of emails, texts, and phone calls that escalate in desperation as the conference approaches. It represents an enormous energy-sapping exercise. To combat the disruptive nature, I build in buffers and organize ample space to decompress, process my frustrations, and reset my agenda.

Based on my experience, I have learned to pace myself. There is no point in expecting a normal productive day when the day’s events are so unsettling. If you listen to the experts, they tell you to check your emotions at the door. But feelings are sneaky and adept at undermining your best intentions. Instead of ignoring those feelings, and trying to…

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In Memory: “Once a regime is no longer able to frighten people… then that regime is in big trouble.”

Art of Quotation

“Once a regime is no longer able to frighten people and people then act wisely and keep nonviolent discipline, which is extremely important, then that regime is in big trouble.”


Gene Sharp, NPR Interview on non-violent resistance, professor, activist


Gene Sharp was the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and a retired professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He was known for his extensive writings on nonviolent struggle, which have influenced numerous anti-government resistance movements around the world. Unofficial sources have claimed that Sharp was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, and had previously been nominated three times, in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

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