An interview with Candice Louisa Daquin.

An interview with poet and more, Candice Louisa Daquin


Hello everyone, I am very excited today to welcome Candice Louisa Daquin from the amazing The Feathered Sleep.

Firstly let me tell you a about Candice.

Candice Louisa Daquin is of Sephardi French/Egyptian descent. Born in Europe, she work in publishing for The American Embassy and Chamber of Commerce. Before immigrating to the American South West to study and become a Psychotherapist, where she has continued writing and editing whilst practicing as a therapist. Daquin has worked at Jewish Community Centers and Rape Crisis Centers both in Texas and Ontario Canada. Her area of specialization is adults sexually abused as children. Prior to publishing her own poetry collections she regularly wrote for the poetry periodical Rattle and The Northern Poetry Review. Daquin is currently Senior Editor at Indie Blu(e) Publishing, a feminist micro-press.

Daquin’s poetic work takes its form from the confessional women poets of the 19th and 20th century…

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HASTY does more than words.


I’ve been making art. If you like art or pretty things follow me on Instagram or Twitter. HastywordsArt on Instagram or Tik Tok at hastydawnwords

I started painting as a way to bond with my kiddo. It’s amazing all the things teens will talk about with you when they are absentmindedly working on a project.

And then it was a way to keep me afloat after my divorce until I could sell the home we had all built together.

And now it’s a way to save up some extra cash for my eventual move to Canada to be with my long term, long distance love.

But really the best part is that I’ve gained a happier and more stable mind.

So if you like pretty things and just want to support me come follow me and share me. Maybe someday I can even quit my day job and make pretty…

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Whaz Up!?! Monday 28 June 2021

Calico Jack – updates and blog suggestions

The Psy of Life

Howdy y’all!

We’re going to try a couple of new things with this Whaz Up! post. First, we’re making the Cambodia #COVID19 news permanent. When I started this regularly occuring post, I intended to do it every time, but I forgot last time. Declaring that it is now a feature of every post won’t make it so no more than saying it will go every every Monday means that I’ll get the date and day right every week! Sheesh. Last week I posted it on Sunday, and entitled it with Monday 20 June. 20 June was Sunday’s date. I’m a paragon of details, so sue me, why don’t you?

Second, I’m going to start featuring a few of the blogs I follow or specific posts that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been linked to on several such regular posts from other blogs and greatly appreciate it. It is a good way to…

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A Quickie: Social Determinants of Health + the #COVID19 Pandemic = Huge Drop in US Life Expectancy

Calico Jack – Differential death rates – Guess what, GOP policy and race.

The Psy of Life

If you need any more proof of how fucking incompetent the Ol’ Pussy Grabber was or is, look no further than a new report published in the BMJ (I’m assuming the British Medical Journal) examining the effects of the 2020 #COVID19 pandemic on life expectancy in the US and peer high income countries. So, here’s the upshot, according to reporting in NBCNews: From 2018 to 2020, life expectancy in the US fell by 1.9 YEARS as opposed to 2.5 MONTHS in other affluent countries.

Life expectancy in the US fell by 1.9 YEARS as opposed to 2.5 MONTHS in other affluent countries!

Yes, you read that right, the 500,000+ deaths in the US from #COVID19 caused the AVERAGE life expectancy to fall by almost two years while other countries, which include Great Britain, France, Italy, and Spain who all had their own problems with the pandemic, only fell by…

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Mostly Macro Photography

Tara Caribou has been taking photos.

Raw Earth Ink

Hi friends, I hope you’re enjoying summer so far. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside, as is typical for me anyway… in particular I’ve been fascinated with the minute details of the flora around my home. I hope you enjoy a few pics.

dwarf dogwood

pushki (aka cow parsnip)


grass going to seed


more lupine

I love dandelion

tara caribou | ©2021 all photos by me

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The Distortions to Our Expectations Social Media Causes Detrimentimental to Our Democracy

Calico Jack – Delayed gratification?

The Psy of Life

If you’re like me, you spend a significant amount of your day, week, month, life on social media. It’s entertaining, distracting, and, oddly, satisfying giving you a sense of accomplishment when you’ve really done nothing at all… or have you?

One of the things that social media does is expose you to other people’s ideas, opinions, and interests, and science says that other people’s ideas, opinions, and insterests shape our ideas, opinions, and interests. Remember the thing your mom used to harangue you with, “If everybody jumped off a cliff, would you?” And George Carlin’s retort, “Yeah, because I’d be a fool not to.” And, the saying, “A 1,000 Chinese people can’t be wrong”? They are all getting at the same thing: if a majority of people in your awareness are doing something or believing something, then it must be right. Just as we…

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