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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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Mohamud was my driver from San Diego to Del Mar. I don’t say something like that very often. I don’t have drivers. I am happy to carry my own bags; I don’t fly in first class, unless I am upgraded … Continue reading
Friday Fictioneers: 100 Heart-Broken Words
After weeks of happy stories with happy endings, this week I don’t have that story in me. As if all the horrible news around the world weren’t enough, the death of Robin Williams on Monday really rocked me– as it … Continue reading
When I first saw the photo prompt last week, my immediate thought was of Hiroshima. I’m not sure why, but it nagged at me for days. However, I was really busy, and wanted to write something “happy,” to counter my … Continue reading
Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week. Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun and/or read the other stories. Fictioneers are encouraged to write a 100 word story, with a beginning, … 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
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
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
And The Award Goes To…
“For most tired and Oscar’ed out, Dawn at Tales From the Motherland!” Roaring applause please, and hopefully I don’t stumble on my way up to accept my statue, as Jennifer Lawrence (in Silver Linings Play Book) did, when she went to … Continue reading
Posted in Beauty, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Musings, My world, News, Tales From the Motherland, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Academy Awards, Anne Hathaway, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Best Picture, Django Unchained, Effie Trinket, Life of Pi, Lincoln, nipples, Oscar party, Silver Linings Play book, Stacy Jaxx, Tales from the Motherland, The Oscars, Zero Dark Thirty 21 Comments