Author Archives: Dawn Quyle Landau

About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.

50 Happy Things 2018: Bloggers Unite to Flood the Internet With Gratitude

Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
Last year I opted out on New Year’s resolutions and decided to go with intention. It wasn’t an ideal year, and this year I decided to wait until after the New Year and…

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My Meningitis Purge

Life is challenging. Even if you’re one of those amazing people who always see things positively (and I know some of them), or you’re one of those folks who wrangle challenges better than others (I know them too), we all … Continue reading

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50 Happy Things 2018: Bloggers Unite to Flood the Internet With Gratitude

Last year I opted out on New Year’s resolutions and decided to go with intention. It wasn’t an ideal year, and this year I decided to wait until after the New Year and focus on gratitude; it’s always timely. For … Continue reading

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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad December Left Me Speechless… Literally.

Warning: this will be a long post. No doubt about it. I haven’t even written it yet, but I now this much is true. Long. It’s been an ordeal, and so many questions and requests for updates, writing it down … Continue reading

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Christmas Tripping

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A favorite: hand-blown glass with spun glass inside Tonight we finally decorated our tree. I wanted to do it a week+ ago, but Smart Guy was visiting our daughter in Israel and Middle…

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Friday Fictioneers: End of the Road

It’s been a long time, looking at photo prompts each week and feeling stuck. This one just spoke to me, and the story wrote itself in ten minutes–– a sweet spot, after a long dry spell. Great shot, Russell! If … Continue reading

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One Year Later, On His Birthday, A Very Different Letter To My Father… (Not The Man Who Killed Him)

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My father loved us very much… and he lost us. ? One year ago, I published a letter on my blog: On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to The Man Who Killed Him.…

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