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Dreams are illustrations – part 1 of 2

“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you”. Marsha Norman. I love this quote. Whether we consider the dreams that happen while we are asleep, or whether we are talking about the dreams that we have … Continue reading

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We are the new journalists

I wanted you to know that what you do, what you write, what you share, what you photograph…..MATTERS. Here is a suggestion–look over your own past posts. Go back a year and look at what you posted (or if you … Continue reading

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Oh Write It On Your Heart!

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year”. Watching the news this morning I saw Crosby, Stills and Nash talking about their current concert tour. Between that and Sir … Continue reading

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My Life-long Friendship with Books

Long-time readers of my blog will recognize some of this post. I am uninspired this week—so some of it is pasted in, but I have added some new thoughts to it, too. I decided not to wait any longer for … Continue reading

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Verbose or Concise

I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.Blaise Pascal I love that quote by Pascal! It comes to mind today because I have been working on essay projects with my students. … Continue reading

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Never In a Million Years

I have always been a writer. When I was in elementary school I would fill the scratch pads my dad brought home from work with my stories.  I put one of those stories (and created card catalog cards for it) … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill the Dream

“Don’t kill the dream; execute it”. Remember~listen to the uplifting. Toss the negative out the window. Open the blinds and drapes. Let in the joy. A little over a year ago I started this blog. I was tired of negativity … Continue reading

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Goal!!!!!!!!

I was thinking about my son’s elementary school years this morning. He loved playing soccer and basketball. He loved the fast paced action of those sports. I have been known to say he walked (completely unassisted) at 10 months and … Continue reading

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Why did the butterfly say THAT?

  I love to watch hummingbirds and butterflies. In Arizona, hummingbirds are ever-present.  If you plant your garden right, you will get hummingbirds throughout the year; and butterflies abound (but not year round).  Hans Christian Andersen wrote “Just living is … Continue reading

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It just keeps getting better

It just keeps getting better. For the past few weeks I have tried to spread love and joy as far and wide as I can. The Candle Lighter Award is definitely spreading. People are liking the whole idea of it. … Continue reading

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I write because I must: I hope I don’t intrude

A friend of mine blogged about why she blogs. I have written about it before, too and so has she. But today it gave me pause and caused me to reflect upon it again. Before I had a computer I … Continue reading

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Tooting my horn!

They say that forming a new habit takes 6 weeks. They say that a journey begins with a single step. They say a lot of things ;-). I began my blog earlier this year as a form of expression, creativity, … Continue reading

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Does technology help you write? Daily Post # 281

Does technology help you write? The Daily Post Topic #281: “One comical thing about writers and writing is they often ask each other if there is a secret tool, or software, they use that makes writing easier. Some writers swear … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box | Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer

Now that I have been blogging for a number of months I have been thinking about my participation in the daily post. I began to wonder whether it was becoming a co-dependency for me. Then I realized that there are … Continue reading

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Describe the perfect Sunday: Redux and update: topic #233

Describe the perfect Sunday. Awhile back I described my perfect Sunday. After I post this I will go back, find the link to that posting and put it in right here so you can compare. My perfect Sunday has been … Continue reading

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Definition of wolfatano/wolfatana

Make up a word and its definition.The word of the day is wolfatano/wolfatana and the plural is wolfatanons/wolfatanans. The definition is a male or female person who behaves as though he/she was raised by wolves. Often displayed as tendency to … Continue reading

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What story can you write in six words? Topic # 227

Topic #227: 8/22/11 Hemingway once wrote a super short story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” What story can you write in six words? All right, Mr. Postaday2011–have you been consorting with my high school Political Thought teacher and my … Continue reading

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The Impulse to Create

The Impulse to Create.The impulse to create runs deep within me. I can suppress it for just so long and then it must come out. Sometimes it expresses itself in my writing or my ideas for stories or projecs. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Imagine it’s August 2021 – what is your life like? Topic # 218

Imagine it’s August 2021 – what is your life like?.I am still the wife of an amazing and loving man; I am still the mom of an amazing son. I have continued to teach, and I also conduct life coaching/life … Continue reading

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How do you decide what risks to take? Topic # 141

How do you decide what risks to take?. When reaching a decision involving a risk I often begin by making a list (physically or mentally) of the pros and cons. This helps me identify  the advantages of taking the risk … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #99: Ever considered writing a book

Topic #99: Have you ever considered writing a book? If so what would it be about? Make a list of the ideas you want to cover, or the themes it might have.  If you’ve never considered writing a book, what … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic #93: What would your profession be if you didn’t need money?

Although this economy has ravaged our finances, I am thankful that I am able to find work as a tutor. Granted, if I was able to find work that my MBA trained me for, I would, in theory be making … Continue reading

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If you could script tonights dream, what would would the plot be? – topic #86

If you could script tonights dream, what would would the plot be?. Bonus topic: There is a concept called lucid dreaming, where people are able to have some control over their dreams. Have you ever had a lucid dream? Would you … Continue reading

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Blog more. It’s good for your health | On Techies

Blog more. It’s good for your health | On Techies. I agree with this. It is good for my health to blog more. It gives me a wonderful mental release. It helps me organize my thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It … Continue reading

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How do you find your muse?

How do you find your muse?.76 3/19/11 [choice A]. When you sit down to blog, or have a creative project of any kind you need to work on, how do you get yourself motivated to do it? What are your … Continue reading

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Close your eyes. Count to ten. And then… – topic # 74

Close your eyes. Count to ten. And then….Close your eyes. Count to ten. Then imagine a beautiful ancient castle (tastefully remodeled to include central heating, kick-ass wi-fi and WordPress.com ready laptops everywhere). Now walk down the endless main hall, a … Continue reading

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This is why I am blogging…

I  am looking for people that love to ponder lifes challenges, sorrows, and joys. There are tons of political blogs and frankly I did not want a political blog. Even though I have been fascinated with the political process for … Continue reading

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Post a Day Participants Have Much to be Proud of–Topic # 66

Post a Day Participants Have Much to be Proud of. I must confess, I am backfilling on my dates as I started late. I know it wasn’t required to ‘catch up’. I started doing the post a day posts in … Continue reading

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When was your last random act of kindness? Topic #57

When was your last random act of kindness?.My last random act of kindness was to help a friend that was in need. He had been through some heart wrenchingly difficult times. Understand that we are hurting financially, too–but this friend was … Continue reading

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What keeps you up at night? Topic #56

What keeps you up at night?. A few things keep me up at night. The main thing is the sleeplessness that apparently is the hallmark of my menopausal life. Sigh. I would love to sleep every night, but sometimes I … Continue reading

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How do you decide when a post is ready to publish? Topic #54

How do you decide when a post is ready to publish?. Often I decide when a post is ready to publish after I post it and then revise it. That is when I sometimes change my mind, or decide to … Continue reading

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