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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Soap sale ending October 31st

20% off all my soaps with code SALE20 at checkout - make great Holiday gifts - all scented differently and made with moisturizing, lathering glycerin.  Limited quantities.  Pamper yourself or a friend.  Here is a sampling.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Featured Etsian - Linda Baze - Great Holiday gifts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Silent Witness - poetry and photos


proud and tall;
seemingly without
a season
have seen it all
from the volcanoes
of our hearts
to the sobs
of our tears,
evergreens remain
the monolith
within our souls
our fortitude,
and perserverence
when snow falls
tears freeze
seemingly halting growth
yet actually
bringing us inward
into the Truth,
into the love,
into the light,
into the peace. 

Copyright V. Rose 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Colorado Sunrises -

Miss being able to take the dog out early and see these beautiful sunrises -

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Police Brutality - editorial - please read!

Does Having A Lifeline Mean Constitutional Rights Can Be Violated?

Shortly after midnight on October 6th my phone rang.  I wasn't awake enough to answer and my nearly deaf, disabled partner, sleeping very soundly didn't hear it.  Eight minutes later it rang again and I did not have a chance to answer it because simultaneously there was a loud pounding at my front door. We heard the banging, stumbled to the front door where a man was shouting 'police - a Lifeline alert call has gone unanswered'. My partner stated his name and that there was no medical emergency.  Knowing we didn't push the Lifeline alert button, he was skeptical to open the door but the officers demanded so.  Still half asleep, he opened the door, holding up his hand stating once again his name while informing the police that there was no medical emergency. In the time it took for me to get a robe on and go to the kitchen, my partner was on the floor, held down by an officer's knee in his back, hands being held behind his back, and another officer was reaching for handcuffs. I started screaming for them to stop. He is disabled, has spinal cord injuries and a heart condition. Shortly thereafter about 6 or 7 police officers were in our home, going from room to room, opening every closet and door, searching the entire house. The paramedics, when they arrived, were told to leave by the police never speaking to us.  We have been severely traumatized by this.  We cancelled the Lifeline the next day in fear that this could happen again.

Copyright V. Rose 2013

FULL MOON - poem & photos


yet illuminating.
though obviously present.
Emotions run wild;
animals raise
their voices
all to announce
the emerging
of another cycle
lighting up the skies,
hiding the stars.
Shadows emerge,
illusions empowered,
confusion -
the Full Moon. 

Copyright V. Rose

Friday, October 18, 2013

Featured Etsian - Cathygiftsandthings