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Remember What a Blessing Looks Like

I have mentioned in my posts before that I have made lifestyle changes that began on 6/27. By today I am feeling stronger, healthier, and enjoying the changes. Friday I walked 4 miles in 62 minutes on the treadmill. I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak died today. In the world of literature and vivid imaginations, he shall be missed. When my son was young we regularly read “Where the Wild Things Are”. My son had a vivid imagination and a fabulous sense of … Continue reading

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Good Morning! Or as Shakespeare Would Say, Good Morrow..

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Although this article is dated the 23rd, I wrote it on the 27th. I am one of those rare birds that can either be a morning person or a night owl. Actually, these days the hard part is falling asleep … Continue reading

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e.e. cummings was ‘groovy’ back in the day

In the 1970s my peers and I thought e.e. cummings was a ‘very groovy poet’. In later years, when I was in a used bookstore I came upon a volume of his complete poetry. I plopped right down on the … Continue reading

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See the beauty

There was a wonderful quote in the newspaper that touched my heart for a few reasons. “Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Girl Strikes Again

As I mentioned in my post on 11/26 I took a drawing class. Besides my other posts for the next few weeks I am going to post photos I took of my charcoal sketches. i was amazed that I could … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery Was More than Anne

The Anne of Green Gables series was one of the series I loved as a young girl. I loved Anne’s dreaminess and forthrightness. I loved her temperament. She was so much fun and so fascinated by life. She grew and … Continue reading

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Do you think Shakespeare existed? Daily post Topic # 290

Do you think Shakespeare existed?. I’ve been a little preoccupied lately. I vaguely heard that there is something saying he may not have existed. I can believe that some of the writings attributed to him were written by others. This … Continue reading

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Who knew that Joan Rivers and I are simpatico?

Joan Rivers can be funny, she can be shrill, and shall we say a tad judgmental. At least that is her schtick. Well, as I was skimming through my positive quotation book I found a quote by her that sounded … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value of Work and What Defines People:Steinbeck

I have said before that I loved the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I love how he uses words….such richness of language and turns of phrases. Such deep renderings of the human condition. When I was in … Continue reading

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The Children’s Hour – My own Post # 264

What 5 books have influenced you the most?  I have written before about books that have influenced me. Among the top ones are: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, Gone With the Wind, many of Shakespeare’s plays, The … Continue reading

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If you could be part of any fictional universe, what would it be?

If you could be part of any fictional universe, what would it be?. I would either journey to where the Little Women ala Louis May Alcott are. I would spend lovely wintry evenings and fall days with the March girls. … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic # 199: List the 5 most important books you’ve read

List the 5 most important books you’ve read. Gosh—the 5 most important books? I am torn between trying to impress everyone by listing significant history or business books. Instead I will choose books that have guided or captured my heart. … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic # 190: Can a movie be better than the book it was based on?

Can a movie be better than the book it was based on?  I am initially taking a disorganized approach to playing catch up. This was topic #190 (from a couple of weeks ago). Generally I believe the book is better … Continue reading

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What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about? Topic # 126

What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about?. Atticus Finch is one of the most memorable characters in fiction. He gives me pause. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird or just remembering him makes me stand a little taller. He … Continue reading

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Change the end of any famous story, true or fiction Topic # 115

Change the end of any famous story, true or fiction. Change the end of any famous story, true or fiction. Perhaps Darth Vader isn’t Luke’s father. Or maybe Nixon was never elected president. Pick any story, true or fiction, from … Continue reading

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Name a book that changed your life. topic # 68

Name a book that changed your life.. The book that truly changed my life, of course, is The Bible. However, I am not a scriptural expert, so I won’t be going into detail about that here. Instead, I began to … Continue reading

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If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day…- topic #67

If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day….who would you choose? What would you do for the day? I would choose Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. I would sit and talk with him about … Continue reading

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