Gathered pinecones

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pinecone – noun \ˈpīn-ˌkōn\ 

plural noun: pine cones

  1. the conical, woody fruit of a pine tree, with scales that open to release the seeds
  2. in many world cultures, a sacred symbol of enlightenment due in part to its symmetry; perfect Fibonacci sequences in every direction
  3. the pineal gland at the center of the brain is namesake of the pinecone; the pineal gland is considered by many people throughout the world to be the ‘third eye of the soul’
  4. really cool goodies to find in the woods, then observe and contemplate

Gathered pinecones


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I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.