Halloween is What?!

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At first, Kelly can’t believe the news. But when dragons puff angry fire, she knows it’s true. Trick-or-Treating is canceled!

Something must be done.
Monsters need some fun. Continue reading

Fairy Tale in Black

Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Wikipedia

Once upon a time, Ruth grew into 
a woman who refused to let others 
put her in her place. She made 
her own place, a place where 

hard work, talent and persistence 
would carry her across battlefields 
of books, opinions, and gavels, where 
great minds clamored and clashed.  Continue reading

Ode to Photography

Time,
present and past.
Frozen moments,
remembered and forgotten.
Beauty,
ordinary and extraordinary.

Photographic power
reveals in light and dark
what my mother looked like as
a young girl,
or my father as
he welcomed me to the world,
or myself
as I smiled between
brother and sister
whose faces are only visible
in black and white now.

Lost faces, missed warmth, people
linger in shades, lines, and shapes,
like hieroglyphics of the past.

Copyright 2020 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: For World Photography Day today, I offer this ode, in gratitude for how concrete my memories are, of times past.