Category Archives: Music

Radio Free… Remember When?

Note: This post in my third contribution to the blog hop: Remember That Time… (this week:) The Radio.  Emily and Ashley are hosting this summer ho down, check out the other posts at the bottom of any of their posts. … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Death of parent, Honest observations on many things, Life, Music, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Teenagers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Awards, Challenges and an Announcement

At writing group this week, the writing prompt was “If you could change one thing about the way you were raised, what would you change?”  We are given 5 minutes to write a response.  The Writing Goddesses in my group … Continue reading

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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

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A is for Amazing Amazon! (S is for Snakes)

When we left off, before a couple of detour posts that called out to be written, our band of adventurers (AKA: my family) were leaving the wedding of our dear friend and guide extraordinaire, Edgard. They hoped to get a … Continue reading

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Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Music, Musings, Natural beauty, Nature, Personal change, summer vacation, travel, Writing | 8 Comments

Lessons in Loss and How The U.N. Really Did Dissolve… Into Puddles.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Music, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Teens, traveling alone, Women's issues, Wonderful Things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A Bunch of Kids Made Me Cry…

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, Freshly Pressed, getting published, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Music, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Teens, The U.N., travel, Women, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Middle: One Man’s Classic…(Another Music Post)

Yesterday Simon and Garfunkle came on the radio, and I stopped to sing along. Memories of my own youth and then my kids’ came rushing in, having played this song for my children countless times… But wait: I’d sung it … Continue reading

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