The passion of Ajax

Do you like Art? I do.

British Museum blog

Ian Jenkins, Curator, ancient Greece, British Museum
I am often asked what my favourite object is in the exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. I answer this by marching my interrogator past the great white marble sculptures glowing in the mysterious half-light of the gallery to a showcase containing a primitive and seemingly unprepossessing bronze figure, only seven centimetres high. I am usually greeted with a look of incredulity. But this is my favourite object; partly because I discovered it in 1996 in what we now call the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory, and partly because of what it shows and how it shows it.

The object is a helmeted matchstick man, forged from solid metal tubing, drawn out to represent the subject, sitting on a low stool, with his arms extended in front of him and a dagger turned inwards. At a glance, you…

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Redefine Me…

Souldier Girl

My God my God!

Move me-
Beyond this pain that endlessly cycles
Through me-
Beyond this tiny room
Reveal me-
Within the pages and pages
I’ve torn from my soul
My mental occupation
Leaving only time for false roles
A false hope-
Wrapping everything up to open behind one door-
My dreams have shifted to unrequited goals-
The fairytales have gone too far-
Losing the bargain to fools gold-
But my worth in Jesus still sparks a jolt!
I look to you God… to fix these pieces-
I look to you… to guide my indecision-
I can be so naive at the mercy of… others consequences-
Their own guilt becomes… my premonition-
Walking in the shadows of their… shifting disposition-
While my own life… is found missing!
I will sit alone with God and let Him do the fixing-
No other hands will spread… my veins with their poison-

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Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails—Being an Outlaster

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Monday we talked about The DIP, so it seemed like a good idea to talk about being an OUTLASTER. I had years of honing this skill. Some of you may not know, but I dropped out of high school twice. 

***Note: I am the reason for the current Texas truancy laws 😀 .

Returning to high school and graduating at 19 was seriously humbling. My GPA was so low, my classes (very literally) were one step above Special Ed. When I took my SAT, the scores were so bad, I thought they might check me for a pulse.

Really glad they gave me some points for spelling my name correctly, LOL.

After a year and a half of junior college I won an Air Force scholarship to TCU to become a doctor. Six months in, the school didn’t close when we had a bad ice storm and I slipped…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Shakespeare

Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.

Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote. A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other…

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Starting Now!

Souldier Girl

Love yourself
Breathe in the fresh air
You are beautiful!
Follow your instincts
Put your hair however you want
Stare at the sky
You are breathtaking!
Do not trust a lie
Shoulders back
You are amazing!
Be brave
Be daring
Grab your sisters hand
You are not alone!
Do not be down
You are an authentic genius!
Only one blueprint
Change your shape
Move free
Do not accept anything less
Than the feel fabulous type of love
Declare your victory
Do not fear
Fly and conquer
Love yourself
Be proud
…Of you!

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I, Butterfly – The color edition plus some words about macro photography

Images by T.Dashfield Photography

Here is yesterday’s beauty in all of her colorful glory.  I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is but she makes being green easy.  What is macro photography?  Macro photography as defined by Wikipedia as….

“Macro photography (or photomacrography[1] or macrography,[2] and sometimes macrophotography[3]), is extreme close-upphotography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs).[2][4] By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.[5] However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.”

Or as I like to phrase it, photographing things very very close up or photographing…

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These Lightning Fingertips: A Poem



I dreamed once of laying under the strobes of heart

in that dream

the atoms of my body rolled to distant starlights

distant rests


I felt my toes vanish into the electric sparkling

(peace finally after the struggle) and

that silent firework twinkled its way up

my ankles,

my hips


When the dissolve (resolve)

hit my lungs

it took my air and broke it up

when it took my heart

it stole my blood


it hit my eyes and I

gave it my brain


and when finally, finally

I was scattered

across infinity finally, finally

my useless body knew peace

among the starlight


A dream indeed

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