File Thirteen

like mercury colliding...

for the outcast soul
lost hope and pipe dreams collect
in file thirteen

~kat

For Haiku Horizons’ Challenge, Prompt Word, “File”.

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How To “Blogmas”

This sounds like fun!

KaylaAnn

Having now investigated Blogmas more thoroughly, I understand that Blogmas is something that should be posted on every single day of December. Although I do not plan to post every day on Christmas, I am still participating in Blogmas, perhaps just on a smaller scale and I think that’s okay! Indeed, to all you hard-core Blogmassers out there, congrats! But if you’re like me and you want to do just a few posts, I say, more power to us!

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about what you want to do for Blogmas? I came across wonderful blog posts by The Wild Hideaway and Lindsay that were super helpful for me and I think it can help you too! Be sure to check them out!

While their 100 ideas are indeed spectacular, here are five of my ideas!

  1. They may suggest that you share your favorite Christmas poem, I encourage you…

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Poetry Contest

Great Opportunity–But Don’t Wait! The Deadline is November 20th!

KaylaAnn

Are you a poet? Do you enjoy writing poems until your heart is sore or until it soars?

Well, I happen to LOVE reading poetry so I would like to hold a poetry contest! Read the rules and prizes below!

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity…

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Addressing Marine Debris in the Pacific Northwest: Harnessing the Power of Art

NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

Like the rest of the country, the Pacific Northwest is unfortunately not immune to the impacts of marine debris. Luckily, there are many efforts in this region to address the marine debris issue, one of which focuses on the power of art.

Washed Ashore, an organization based in Oregon, works to prevent marine debris by raising awareness through art. After collecting debris on beaches and then cleaning and sorting it by color, the Washed Ashore group creates large and intricate sculptures made exclusively of marine debris. By building and displaying these sculptures, which mostly feature animals impacted by debris, this project aims to reach a broad audience to raise awareness of our connection to the debris issue and to inspire changes in our habits as consumers. Many of these sculptures now travel around the country as part of traveling exhibits, reaching broad audiences throughout the nation.

In 2014, Washed…

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