Here we are at October 31 – happy halloween! It’s also Day 31 of National Blog Writing Month – NaBlWriMo. This was my first attempt – 31 posts in 31 days. Although I didn’t make it to 31, I did pretty respectably with 18 posts (ok, two were reblogs, but still…) and I have to …
I wish I had thought of this. You wish you had thought of this. But there’s a Dad… a brilliant Dad, who did this for his little toddler daughter – and they, my friends, have won Halloween for 2013. If you haven’t seen it yet – I’m so happy to be the first to share …
In which I ponder what I might tell my 18 year old self. If I steer clear of grandiose, deep and meaningful (ha ha!) generalizations and stick to the personal, I just might be able to pull this off without my fingers sticking to the keyboard from all the syrupy-sweet-gooeyness.
I love the beach. A breathtaking ocean view is, by it’s very nature, a delightful, or peaceful and soothing thing. It can also be precarious, volatile, and fleeting. How can anything be so delicate and substantial simultaneously?
Between this anniversary, Thing the Elder turning 12, and my recent high school reunion (30 years! that is another “how the hell can that be true?” realization) I’ve been thinking a lot about time, and time passing.
This past weekend was my THIRTIETH high school reunion. I didn’t think I was the reunion type, whatever that means. I still don’t.
if I can have an entire birthday weekend, surely 75 year old Madeline deserves to celebrate an entire birthday year! … … she’d have a lifetime of memories to share. Now imagine them told in delightful rhyme, and illustrated by Bemelmans.
Everyone has their own way of telling their own story. There are ways to not color in the lines while in plain sight of those lines. Someone’s story might really surprise you or scare you, make you laugh. If you have rules to follow, do so in your own style. But where does it come from?
I’m still plugging along with NaBloWriMo, (National Blog Writing Month -31 posts in 31 days) and this is my 8th post. It is an Easy Way Out post, definitely a bit of a cop out, and I’m ok with that! Let’s talk about my Tumblr. It’s too often neglected. For long periods of time. …
Part 2/2… The United States government has been shut down by a congress that can’t get over itself. The shutdown began on a dark and stormy night. (Not really, but I wrote it because so many good stories begin on a dark and stormy night, right? Maybe not so much).