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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Artist from My Home State of Utah and HER Soldiers

My friend May Lattanzio is at it again. She sent a link to ths video to me. She knows I'm from Utah but she had no way of knowing how many connections this video touched on for me. The artist is so like my Aunt Hazel (also childless), recently deceased. The crowing rooster so like the ones that woke me on my grandma's farm in Hollday, Utah, when I was a child. And the soldiers so like my grandson, now home safely.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at Her novel, collection of creative nonfiction and much of her poetry is informed by interest in leading the world toward acceptance of one another. Find her web page dedicated to tolerance at If your Twitter followers would be interested, please pass this on to them using this widget:


Poet Warrior said...

Art lives. Your words live Carolyn. Evry brush stroke she makes is a pulse of life. This lady's soul is in every painting she does. The people she touches with her art see the faces of those they loved and lost in a way that keep them with them spiritually.

Kristi Holl said...

Talk about wrenching to watch...what a woman! What a giver!