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The Lobbyist

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I write to regain my bearings and reboot. It’s just not that serious our crazy life issues, right? I was a smoker when I wrote this poem. I guess The Lobbyist will be happy to know I gave up that bad habit! Poetry keeps me sane…

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The Lobbyist

This woman at an elevator
Was lobbying against my smoke
The ash cans didn’t count for starting up
But putting out the choking fumes
I forced upon her

Not goodwill, money or sex
Could be extorted from that soul
No secret smiles of afterglow
Or posture of secured future
Friendship brings no floor
To hear the lobbyist

Her ride up was too slow
Then, she stopped short of the number
Pushed too hard and caused a shaft
To break her lift
That swayed her against me
Against us all

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Go… And Find Yourself Some Happiness

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I am so thrilled that my book, “Go… And Find Yourself Some Happiness” is now in reprint. It’s available at amazon and lovelier than ever! #goandfindyourselfsomehappiness

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Sunday Reflections

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Happy Sunday #friendsofTenaciousM! I hope it is beautiful in your part of the world. Have an amazing week!

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Larisa MODA Presents The Autumn/Winter 2015

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She never fails to impress! As seen on the runway of South Africa Fashion Week 2015, Larisa Terblanche release an amazing collection for the label Larisa MODA! Working with monochrome colours and fitted clothes, the talented designer once again has pushed the boundaries for the label given people a fantastic set of garments for the upcoming winter season.

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Chocolate Almond Toffee

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I love this recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker…it’s so easy!

Chocolate Almond Toffee

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
Makes: 75 servings
Yield: about 1 pound.

Ingredients

1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 cups butter, softened, divided
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

1. Line the bottom and sides of a 15-in. x 10 in. x 1-in. pan with foil. Grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.

2. In a large heavy saucepan, melt remaining butter. Add the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage).

3. Pour into prepared pan. Cool for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand for 3 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over candy. Sprinkle with almonds; press down lightly. Cool until chocolate is firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight containers.

a Picasso kind of love

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Maxada Mandala

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he says…
evaluate love’s edges of
juxtaposing angles…
estimate the length of
constricting planes…
judge shadow depth of
ardor in each new arena

he says…
be aware of ceremony,
private in a crowd of
deflowered expectations…
where brave costumes
paint stark nakedness

he says…
beware soft warm mouths
that speak barb-ed words…
watch from framing stands
a ritual catharsis where torn
shouldering–weakened tissue
of resolve–flutters banners of
defeat in a final agony of
spilled lust and love

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Pablo Picasso

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Hendrik Vermeulen Couture Collection 2014

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Ever seen fashion inspired by insects! Yes South Africa did that. Check out the amazing Hendrik Vermeulen Couture. The collection mimics the appearance of insects, using the patterning on their bodies printed onto fabric and incorporated into the design in strategic ways… Just for the love of the collection, some of the items on the runway.

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