Update Part 2: Challenge to Finish a Project

Good morning! All my loves, I hope the weekend returned you to me rested and ready for a challenge Update.

Part 2: Challenge to Finish a Project.

I made it to Level 2.5! Wooo!!! Ok…that’s all I got. Cheers! Sure, I wanted to get further along. I’m just glad I picked this section as the first because it makes things so much easier.  Straight away, you get some direction- a plan. But there are never enough hours, are there? If you remember, from Part 1 how  I had to pace myself because a pressing issue bumped my project, but with what I had done so far, it was easy. I can’t pretend that I’m excited about waiting. Somethings just don’t work out as predicted, but when I remember all the times things didn’t turn out as I wanted them to turn out, it actually turned out to be the best thing that could have happened because the alternative is usually (a crash or something?) Well… let’s just say worse… Well, that’s what I keep telling myself! Hey, whatever works.

The key for me is trying not to force things, but to believe that  it is unequivocally for me, so there’s nothing that could keep me from my destiny. I like when Oprah says, “God can dream a bigger dream than you.” What a happy lil statement- to imagine that whatever doesn’t happen pales in comparison to what you could ever “dreeeeeam” will be in the future.  This way, I don’t create unnecessary obstacles for myself. But in all fairness, my list was pretty detailed, and I am working on 2 simultaneously. I’m happy to be moving along, and with a plan in place, I can at least see where I’m going. That’s exciting!

Guess what? In my plan, I  made sure to link the connections specifically why I am doing something a certain way just in case another way comes about, and I can quickly recalled why that choice worked and the others could not. How is your project?


Why “Nerd Words” aren’t so Nerdy

A word-lovin-nerd-blog must have a segment about words. Here’s why “Nerd Words” never became just word-a-day filler I imagined.

Here’s why “Nerd Words” aren’t so nerdy.

1. I try to be loyal to my words. Of all the titillating tongue-dancing, lip-smacking words, sensory reacting words, right in front of us that we take for granted, how dare I scour exotic special dictionaries of clobbered latin, non-sense, and redundancy.

With “use your words” as a common request on this self-discovery a mission, why would I think you seek to speak like someone else? Instead of introducing new words, I seek to re-introduce some that are important to me– those we hear all the time and skim past without a second look. They might be introduced in a different context than we normally to seeing them. If only a nerd would know that, only an artist could conceptualize it– ’cause we can make flat things seem spatial– a lingual engineer(?)… a geek would get that.

But whyyyy?


mechanolater (Photo credit: Pete Prodoehl)

I find that it’s easier effectively listen when we don’t take words for granted– that is…know what we’re listening for. A single overused, misplaced, mispronounced, anecdotal, regional, or mystical word leaves some less than enchanted and perhaps the impression that they have already heard all that one has to say. Ahh to our detriment ’cause this is a sure-fire way to end up searching the world for what is right in front of ya. Now presentation is undeniable indeed, but I’ll take a platinum dinner plate in a hefty bag over a plastic noir origami on an engraved zinc alloy platter, any day of the week.

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About Poem 5 and Having Tables Turned

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISCOMFORT.

Poem 5: Tremble, Monologue, Bass

Is about how I felt preparing for my first time posting a video image of myself online for the challenge: Act Out “What’s Clearly Bothering Me” Monologue for a prompt called Tables Turned.

Daily Prompt: Tables Turned. Are as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one?

No— not even close. I’m an admirer and observer, so being behind the camera is fun! On the contrary, I hate holding a smile. For the longest, I didn’t “get” taking photos as I love moments too much to waste. Now I do, but not for me…. the munchkins and loved ones I can’t see as much as I’d like, they adore them, so I go ahead and get them outta the way and get on with it. I take a photo ahead of events for the purposes of damage-control… because the most awkward ones seem circulate fast and wide. Couple times I thought I was lookin’ like a delectable caramel pie all around–ready to be tagged, but nope-just pi! 😉

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Act Out “What’s Clearly Bothering Me” Monologue

New Challenge!! This one should be especially fun if you have you ever wanted to be an actor, write a screenplay, have a one-person show, or just challenge yourself like me. If you are like me, either you just clicked off of this, or haven’t gotten around to it ’cause you paused to wonder whether “blog incontinence” is such a thing. Either way, this challenge is for you….mmmkaaaay “us”.

Challenge Details

1) I will give me 5 days in keeping with the original challenge. That’s due Wednesday, the 10th at 10:00 p.m. CST

2) Record and post an original video of yourself bringing the drama to my monologue,  “What’s Clearly Bothering Me”

3) You may share a link to your video on this post, so I know where to watch and subscribe

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New Artists and Free Verse Independence Day

New Artists and Free Verse Independence Day. This challenge provides an opportunity for newly inspired artists or anyone who wants to share or try out experimental music, poetry, or art, can feel free to share their own at http://lovemekanism.org today, Independence Day, July 4, 2013


New Artists and Free Verse Independence Day

“Yesterday, I shared what I aspire or admire in poetry these days, and now I want it back…the inspiration which consumes you now… Today, I want more–to crawl the walls of  followers– artists for what I might feature today… the liberation of words, visuals, and sound– poetry transferred from crimped damp paper over slippery keys through clearly blurred vision.” -lovemeka

I want simplicity forced out through desperately hoarse channels–beautiful music cracking all the wrong words in all the wrong ways as these wrongs somehow make it alright and– relax… it’s perfect sense…it doesn’t work while you’re tense…more!

— more unpolished–barely poetry, more melody, more art–just more freaky-lookin-how-the-hell-is-this-beauty? It just is…something of that which comes from the raw unfamiliar places that span the emotions of human energy conduction– synaptic heat…spirit…muscle contractions…off beat and on rhythm though it looks so simple.

Wave your flag at me; be sure I see you by commenting  below or sharing anonymously. The challenge is to free your inspiration here on http://lovemekanism.org and pay it forward by freeing others with your free verse or haiku– no rules this Independence Day. Newbies and returnees, this is for you.

Happy 4th of July!!


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Show Me Something, Mister

Apparently, it is Mardi Gras in June– hey… whatever I have to do to get you to show me your beautiful inspiring things; I understand that it is late, so please step away from the bathroom mirror unless you are holding a squeegee. Post your art, poetry, lit, or just inspiring words. art, or music here instead. If you are in AP Nerd Words– that is “advanced placement” in Fear Harnessing 2 and I will throw you some plastic beads- even Moon Pie for the removing mask.

English: A Moon Pie made by the Chattanooga Ba...

English: A Moon Pie made by the Chattanooga Bakery. Please check my Wikimedia User Gallery for all of my public domain works. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who isn’t Inspired by WINNING?

What inspired me last week? Many things but none as inspiring as Mira’s fortitude as she set out to find new music and complete The New Artist Challenge I made. She made it her mission to explain her connection to the lyrics and music of an artist who is new to her after she was inspired by my first article, “Unlikely Review as Poetry: Billy Lord’s New Song“.


In life it’s usually not about the thing at all though, is it?

At first thought, it sounds easy, but to experience a desire one day, follow-up, follow-through, and deliver five days later- I mean…really hit send… All I know is that it took me years to hit that button for my own personal thoughts, so how can I not be inspired by Mira? From some place, she pulled courage from inside what many must work to build. My first question was about just that– wanting to know what was challenging to her. Everyone has obstacles- some more than others at any time, so I considered whether that could be an inherent trait for her. But in her answer, I found that her insecurities are like mine and others: “Is this OK? Will they understand what I’m trying to say? How will they judge me based on how I express these thoughts? What if it really is a competition? How will it stack up?”- whatever. But she harnessed them to aid her personal growth and for that, I’m proud.

Does winning by default or on a technicality like following  submission instructions… really count?

Even if this were a competition and if there were rules and she won by default technically, that’s life isn’t it? …could I win a football game by golfing on the 50 yard line? I even have a little saying that goes, “I don’t have to like the rules…I just gotta know ’em” but seriously, every year a new actor gets a film, athlete drafted, person finds love, or author gets published… Regardless of the gifts, heart, or circumstances of the ones who desired to compete but could not. And admittedly, I was not initially inspired by the artist, himself, John Mayer because the only music of his that I had ever passively heard was the Wonderland song, and…OK it was tabloid bias, so it would have had to have been a Picasso in order to initially convert me, but I’m not proud.

I promised to write about the music shared if I felt inspired, I was inspired instead by the music of Mira’s persistence– for her I gave it another go today. Ya know? I did pick up a new point about the song that I found interesting, and I’m really excited to explore it.

Cheers to you, beads by the bag, and Moon Pies by the box to Mira for showin’ whatcha working with, honey!!!

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English: Mardi Gras beads hang in a tree for weeks after Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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