Author Archives: Julie Brandon

About Julie Brandon

60ish poet/playwright/blogger living near the Windy City

Life in between

Fearful of dressing too youthful Cautious not to look like my mother I’m stuck in the twilight zone of middle age Neither young nor old I straddle a delicate line Somewhere between stilettos and orthopedics Lately I feel, well, matronly … Continue reading

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Soul Beauty

There’s a quote on my refrigerator door that speaks of becoming a great soul. I’ve often wondered how that is accomplished. Perhaps it is by discovering a great truth. It could be by relieving the suffering of others. I admit … Continue reading

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Kitchen Talk

The stove sits there, waiting for attention. All gleaming white with black burners, its busy holding the tea kettle and griddle. Two dish towels are tossed carelessly over the oven handle. No one talks to the stove. It just gets … Continue reading

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Early Arrival

February in the Midwest is kind of schizophrenic. There has been a blizzard, bitter cold days with lots of sun and blue skies and a couple of days in the 50’s. Like most people here, I bundle up and wait … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve had a few

Often when doing a mindless chore, such as washing the dishes or folding clean laundry, I wonder what my life would have been like if I had taken the path of my heart’s desire. I’m not talking about the romanticized … Continue reading

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Clearing the cobwebs

I spend a lot of time putting my thoughts down on paper. Well, into a Word document, to be precise. Other than sharing my ramblings with one or two friends who have to read them, they sit unread. While I … Continue reading

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