Author Archives: Mary Ellen

Multimedia Authoring & Design Class

It has been over 20 years since I created my first animated GIF. Now I’m going to be able to animate a story if I want to. Yay! It looks pretty bad because it was made into a GIF – instead of a SWF. Let’s see if I can post a SWF. (NOPE)   Advertisements

Magic Eyes

I wrote this poem in response to an illustration of forgiveness – which is a constant necessity in marriage – a parable called “Magic Eyes: A Parable of Forgiveness” written by Lewis Smedes My weapons are words in this “me” revolution – Rage and anger; grenades that you toss Plenty of wounds but no resolution […]


I choose a mate to fill the space That God was meant to fill And fall in lust and call it grace Surrendering my will   But all the while I dig in deep And rarely think it odd I pray the Lord my soul to keep My mate’s a lousy god!   We find […]


The caged tiger paces to and fro, captivated in apprehension Silently and longing to be known, the possessor assesses the tension. “Calm down! you untamed passion for it is on you I cannot rely My heart is enshrouded in a lonely bastion of hope that my head will only deny” Behold the towering wall; built […]


Who am I in the morning when the day light calls my name? When all around invite me to come here and join the game “Come at once, pull up a chair and do not be so shy!” Hearing what I’m not to be, I wonder, who am I? Who am I at the mid-day […]

My Promise to Ray

My most vivid memories of my friendships are after the age of five. But, so far as childhood friendships go, one in particular is most memorable. Mostly because it wasn’t really a friendship – more of a tolerance. Kay appointed me as her best friend. I didn’t really like her. She would come over my […]

Candy from Strangers

I learned a lesson in childhood – don’t take candy from strangers. People use candy to get you to do what they want. Sometimes it is something good for you, sometimes it is not. Take the candy? You have been manipulated. How do you know if an idea you have is actually your own? How […]