The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when on some great mountain-peak we stand, In breathless awe beneath its dome of sky, Whose … Continue reading The Power of Poetry


The Other Half

Post written and copyright by Doris McCraw           This past weekend I spent time with some amazing women who write about the experience of women in the West. The organization was celebrating its twentieth conference. ┬áIt began when women authors wished to be acknowledged as writers of western fiction. The group … Continue reading The Other Half

Outside the Lines

            Post written and copyrighted by Doris McCraw Remember when young and being told you needed to color within the lines, the sky was blue not purple? It was the way for us to understand the rules. But once you knew the rules, purple skies were okay? As the study … Continue reading Outside the Lines