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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: Holidays
It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate in Friday Fictioneers, and oh how I’ve missed it! Each week I see the prompt, and have had to leave it waiting. I knew I would not have time to reciprocate … Continue reading
It’s been an amazing week. On Monday I got a personal email from Arianna Huffington, offering to publish my story The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: Let’s Talk Truth (which I shared here last week) on the Huffington Post. It was thrilling, to … Continue reading
Note: It took me all week to get around to writing this post, because my week was bat ass crazy! Not a minute to really write or reflect. So, I’ve spared nothing here. No part 1 and 2, as would … 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
Something Slutty This Way Comes… Seriously?
Ok, I admit it; I’m getting old. I find myself lost in the crazy world of progress. Some days lately, I sound like an old lady even to myself! Look at all those naked butts! These black leggings have got … Continue reading
The New Year: A Time for Reflection, Change, and a Gas Mask
Last night we welcomed the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with a full house, at worship services. There was much singing; everyone arrived in their High Holy Day finest; and our Rabbi shared thoughts and words that were deeply meaningful … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blogging, Can't sleep, Courage, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, News, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Writing Tagged #WPLongform, change, Grown children, Jewish New Year, parenting, reflections, Rosh Hashanah, Syria, Tales from the Motherland, the Middle East 15 Comments
It’s May first, May Day. As a kid, living in a small New England town, May day was always a fun day. Back in school, we still did the Maypole. Yes, I actually grew up dancing around a white pole … Continue reading
The Middle: Leftovers
This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard as I try to surround myself with … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Christmas, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Life, Music, Musings, Parenting, Writing Tagged Christmas, death of a parent, family, Holidays, Leftovers, Melancholy, Memories, Tales from the Motherland 21 Comments