The Last Call Of The Wild

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 11, 2017

in General

Written in 1996 by Aldo and Viktoria Vidali while living in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego County, this is based on a true story of a California mountain lion struggling to survive. Reposted in memoriam of Aldo Vidali, a great and beautiful soul, devoted husband and father, on the first anniversary of his death, April 11, 2016.
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Leeya Brooke Thompson

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 10, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the tenth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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The Gooseberries Are Growing

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by Sharon Brown on April 1, 2017

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It happened every Spring as I walked up the dusty one-lane road past Aunt Bett’s house. She’d yell out the back door:

The gooseberries are growing! Hurry! I see the robins!

And I’d take off in a run, straight up the mountain to the gooseberry patch.
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

If you’re lucky to be
driving along Highway 1
and reach Pigeon Point
on a clear day in Spring
it might strike you
as a pretty place.

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Ann Maglinte

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the ninth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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The Beauty Of Vulnerability

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 4, 2017

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The content of this post was delivered on March 3, 2017, as a speech to the members of the Ukiah, California, Toastmasters Club.
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The Fringe Tree

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by Sharon Brown on March 1, 2017

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A snipe hunt is a form of wild-goose chase, a practical joke that people like to tease unsuspecting newcomers with. It is the practice of making fun by giving them an impossible or imaginary task. It happened to me like this.

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Winds Of Eternity

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

It is winter.

In the early morning I place lichen-covered
twigs that have fallen from the old madrones
into the blackened stove, slowly
adding dry pine that catches quickly
to fill the cold, dark cabin with
redeeming light.
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Doors

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 18, 2017

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There are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. ~ William Blake

[Image: Carmel Mission, California.]

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Al Di Lá

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 12, 2017

in General,Poetry

Your sonorous voice,
full of deep love,
called my name.
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