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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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This week has been Heavy on so many levels. I’m in Israel, waiting for the birth of my second grandson, who after 41 weeks has decided he doesn’t want to come out. He’s very content to float in his dark, … Continue reading →
Posted on January 22, 2019 by Dawn Quyle Landau | 23 Comments
Also Featured on The Blog at Huffington Post (vs “Fifty” I’m with the youngins for a change!). If you have a moment, please stop by and show some love; they notice what gets looks/comments/Likes. Thanks! As we speed toward January 20th, … Continue reading →
Posted on January 17, 2017 by Dawn Quyle Landau | 22 Comments
*This piece was also featured on Huffington Post this week; check it out here. Please hit the FB Like at the top, to support my work. Thank you! I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read … Continue reading →
Posted on February 16, 2016 by Dawn Quyle Landau | 17 Comments
I am ignorant. I’ll start there. I don’t understand all of the struggles that LGBT youths live with. I am ignorant. I don’t understand the pronouns, the labels, the pain, the complexities, that the LGBT community lives with. I am … Continue reading →
Posted on December 3, 2015 by Dawn Quyle Landau | 15 Comments
Everyone picks a side… and roots for whoever they think will win. Note: If you are not a blogger, skip this post. It will mean very little to you, and you don’t need the drama or the doodoo that has … Continue reading →
Posted on January 24, 2014 by Dawn Quyle Landau | 76 Comments
The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….
Posted on March 29, 2013 by Dawn Quyle Landau
I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading →
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, bullying, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens | Tagged Anti-semitism, Bullying, Israel, Jews, Juvenile delinquency, parenting, Prejudice, Racism, Steubenville rape case, Swastikas | 25 Comments
The Middle… Back In the Cave, We Spit In Our Mascara
Posted on December 12, 2012 by Dawn Quyle Landau
Ok, so maybe I’m not that old; I didn’t actually exist in cave days… but nearly. The mascara part, that’s true. It’s not the only thing we did differently. A whole bunch of things have changed since I rode my … Continue reading →
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blogging, bullying, Christmas, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Sarcasm, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged aging, Cavemen, Festivus, Hygiene, Mascara, parenting, Political correctness, Seinfeld, Tales from the Motherland, Teens, Twas The Night Before Christmas | 18 Comments
The Middle: This Is Not About the Election.
Posted on November 7, 2012 by Dawn Quyle Landau
This is The Middle. The Middle of the week, and the day I try to write a shorter post. Not today. I’m exhausted and have no time… no time as in, I’m taking time from the things I really need … Continue reading →
Posted in Activist, Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, blogs, bullying, Courage, Daily Observations, Death, Death of parent, Dying, Education, Election, Foreign exchange students, Freshly Pressed, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Judaism, Malala Yousafzai, Mothers, Musings, My world, NaNoWriMo, News, Obama, Personal change, road trip, Sarcasm, Tales From the Motherland, Taliban, Teens, the Election, The U.N., travel, traveling alone, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing | Tagged Archives, blogs, death of a parent, Gay, Humor, loss, Marriage equality, pets, Tales from the Motherland, The Election, writing | 4 Comments
Would You Take a Bullet For A Math Test?
Posted on October 12, 2012 by Dawn Quyle Landau
Seems a quirky thought, but not so. Day after day, I struggle with my 16 year old to get him to do his homework. In our home, education is a given. It’s never been if you go to college, but … Continue reading →
Posted in 9/11, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, bullying, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Women, Women's issues, Writing | Tagged Activism, blogging, Courage, Education, Education for Girls, Malala, Malala Yousafzai, news, Pakistan, Social Media, Tales from the Motherland, Taliban, Teen Blogger | 36 Comments
Extra! Extra! In Today’s News…
Posted on October 1, 2012 by Dawn Quyle Landau
This week as I perused the news stories that are highlighted on various sites, I was struck by a lot of human interest stories, and a few “biggies” that got me thinking. How many of them were really noticed by … Continue reading →
Posted in Blog, blogs, bullying, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Sarcasm, Wonderful Things, Writing | Tagged Cade Poulos, CNN, David Nuno, Human Interest, Jimmy Hoffa, news, Riots in Spain, Suicide, Tales from the Motherland, US military deaths, Whitney Kropp | 11 Comments