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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.
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Category Archives: 9/11
When I saw the photo prompt this week, several threads came to me. However, today, as I cleaned my deck and reflected on this day thirteen years ago, this story took root and had to be written. In remembrance of … Continue reading
A Few Moments to Think About Veteran’s Day
I’ve been stuck… all week. Too much on my mind; too many things swirling in my thoughts. I finally had a post all ready, percolated and set to be typed and published… but then this morning I got in the … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Awareness, Courage, Daily Observations, Death, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Musings, News, Writing Tagged Death, Kelly Cottle and husband Marine Jesse Cottle, Tales from the Motherland, Veteran's Day, Veteran's returning home, War, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq 20 Comments
Sparkle on the Water, Dust in the Wind
I am making another effort for the Friday Fictioneers… which, thanks to the patient assistance of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the creator of FF, and Amy over at The Bumble Files, I think I finally understand. The photo prompt comes out on … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Blog, Blogging, Death of parent, Jewish, Judaism, Life, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Writing Tagged 9/11, death of a parent, Friday Fictioneers, Holocaust, Judaism, Tales From the Motherlaland 36 Comments
There’s been a lot of news to chew on lately… stuff that’s hard to store away, and ignore. In a follow up post, I’ve written, I’d like to look at a few other things. But the death last week of … Continue reading
On Monday, April 15th a bomb went off at the Boston Marathon. The news was stunning; watching it unfold in my home town was surreal. My very first thoughts, instant, when I heard about the explosion, were for a few friends from … Continue reading
<– “These colors don’t run; but we do. We are a family that got our Nexus cards a long time ago. With a son attending high school in Vancouver, at the time, there was no way we were going to … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Blog, Car trips, Foreign exchange students, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, road trip, Sarcasm, travel, Writing Tagged Border patrol, British Columbia, Canada, crazy travel stories, Humor, Immigration, Nexus, Tales from the Motherland, US-Canada border 10 Comments
Me, in the Chord of…
Play me a song, and I’ll sing it back for you. I remember songs, lyrics, tunes… they haunt me, chase me, comfort and exalt me, they define me. As a little girl, I would sing the songs I heard on … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Musings, My world, Parenting Tagged 9/11, aging, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Deathcab for Cutie, grief, Howie Day, Jim Croce, lyrics/singing, Michael Jackson, music, Musings, Peter Gabriel, Peter Paul & Mary, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Talking Heads, the Cure 15 Comments