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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: Education
The Middle: Hail The Oscars! Here Are The 100 Best Movies. Ever.
I was recently challenged by another blogger I follow, to put together a list of my 100 favorite movies of all time. Given that the Oscars (probably one of my favorite nights all year!) are just days away, the timing … Continue reading
Would You Take a Bullet… For Peace.
Note: For some reason, the formatting as it appears on the “published page” is all wonky. I have no idea why, and can’t seem to fix it, as it appears just fine on the edit page. Sorry for the reading … Continue reading
Posted in Activist, Awareness, Blog, Courage, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Life, Malala Yousafzai, Musings, Tales From the Motherland, Taliban, Women's issues Tagged Education for women, Equal rights, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, Tales from the Motherland, Taliban 16 Comments
The Middle: Hail Moldova!
I had a post all ready for today, and then things took a turn… toward Moldova. And the Republic of Korea. As I’ve mentioned before, at Word Press, we get to obsess check out daily stats for each of our … Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Blogging, blogs, Education, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Musings, My world, travel, Writing Tagged blogging, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Word Press, writing 26 Comments
A Broken System…
Today I met once again with the powers that be at my son’s school. I can’t tell you how many of these meetings we’ve been called to or requested, but somewhere in the vicinity of 7 in three years. They … Continue reading
Posted in Activist, Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Education, High School, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Writing Tagged ADHD, Education, Educational challenges, Getting help for your child, high school, parenting, Special Education, Tales from the Motherland, teaching 32 Comments
Livestrong or Die: It Is In Fact About The Bike.
Oh how I hate to spend time on this— and yet my brain keeps coming back to Lance. The endless media coverage and the news stories daily of his fall from grace have become exhausting. I have questioned over and … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Education, Ego, Life, Musings, My world, News, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Writing Tagged Achievement, Cycling, Heroes, Lance Armstrong, news, Sports, Tales from the Motherland, Tour de France 6 Comments
It’s No Shave November… Which Leads to The Dreaded Perv Stache
It’s No Shave November. What you say, you’ve never heard of No Shave November? Neither had I. As a matter of fact, when my 16 year old son, Little Man, told me that he was participating in NSN, I thought … Continue reading
Posted in Activist, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, how blogs work, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, News, Women, Writing Tagged Australia, bloggers, blogging, Causes, Men's Cancer, Mental Health, Movember, No Shave November, Prostate Cancer Awareness, Tales from the Motherland, Teen boys 14 Comments
The Middle: This Is A Test, This Is Only a (dildo) Test…
Warning: Adult content. This is not even for all adults. If the title scared you, run now! This post is a test. Please ignore any words that seem out of (Breasts) character. This is only a test. Call me a … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Education, Freshly Pressed, getting published, Honest observations on many things, how blogs work, Humor, Huntington's Disease, Life, Musings, My world, News, Sarcasm, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing Tagged blogging, Blogging Stats, breasts, butts, Dildos, HDSA, Huntington's Disease, Musings, sex, Tales from the Motherland, writing 21 Comments
It’s The Dot, Dot, Dots… That Throw Me for a Loop
I went for a walk with a friend this week to get some exercise and catch up on each other’s lives. We were grateful for one of the potentially last sunny days: some cool, crisp fall weather. Leaves had fallen … Continue reading