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roots of child neglect ~

contort Ricky Baker’s feet ~

strong hands cut safe paths.

(selection from A Haiku for Ricky Baker)


A Haiku for Ricky Baker, a book of poetry inspired by the 2016 Taika Waititi film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and my experience of the positive influence of selections of my work on the life of one girl transitioning out of detention and into foster care is now available in eBook. ALL PROCEEDS, including 70% of each eBook sale, go to fund art projects for children in juvenile detention centers. Please consider purchasing the book and reviewing it on Amazon. Every sale of A Haiku for Ricky Baker helps to put paintbrushes and pens into the hands of at-risk youth in the hope that they will find creative paths for healing and growth. For more information or to sign up for newsletter updates, visit my page at Haiku for Ricky.

Words and photography©2017 Tanya Cliff

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31 thoughts on “On Sale Now

      1. Hey, Tanya. Well I’m glad your are keeping warm. Hope you are feeling good and ready to write some for us today. I still feel you are such a talented writer with a number of topics which you can lay out to us in several different ways.

        I’ll look forward to saying “hi” again later today…


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      2. Hi Tanya! I will be looking at your work each day most likely. I will always tell you what I think, as I dare not be dishonest with you or anyone else!

        I’m having a good day but I’ve spent the day catching up on replies. I only have one post for the day and it’s a re-post! Oh well…

        You enjoy the day for the both of us today!


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      3. Oh, we are having some more rain today out here in SoCal. We have already collected a full year’s worth of rain for our area by February alone! All the more we get from here is “gravy…”

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      4. Hey that’s nice…pretty I’ll bet. We have a gray day. It rained a bit this morning, but not much at all. About how much snow do you get per year?


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      5. It really varies. We will get a few feet before the winter is over, but it usually melts in between. Northern Wisconsin gets lake effect snow. I was up there one Thanksgiving on vacation, and we had more than four feet of snow in 24 hours. That was crazy snow!

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      6. I have heard of lake effect snow before. I can imagine that Thanksgiving was something to deal with! Guess I have nothing to complain about in SoCal!!

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      7. I can only imagine. My step-daughter is visiting Boston as a possible new home. She had a job interview moved to tomorrow because of a “snow day” and freeze warning today which left her hold up in her motel room!

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      8. Bless her heart, she drove in the snow for the first time today…she also got the job she interviewed for. Guess she is really getting close to moving away from California… 😦

        No, if this is what she wants, then good for her!

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      9. You bet, Tanya! We talked to her via Skype on Sunday while she was out walking in the snow. I’m afraid Boston has stolen her heart and she’ll do all she can now to get back there in a couple of months…


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      10. My brother lived in Boston for a few years. I loved visiting him. I’ve traveled up the coast to Maine and spent time in New Hampshire…all worth the trip. If she moves, you will have a beautiful destination to visit her.😊

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