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Right, Write, Writer.

Recently a fellow writing friend said something that really threw me off guard, and challenged me to look at myself, my aspirations and my own self doubts. We were discussing publishing, and I was (once again) struggling with decisions about … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Daily Observations, getting published, how blogs work, Life, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Things That Bump Me in the Night.

I don’t sleep well. It’s something I’ve been aware of for a very long time, but lately I see that it takes a real toll.  I have a friend who’s been pointing out the health benefits of good sleep, for … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, how blogs work, Life, Personal change, Women's issues, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

A Dick, a Tid Bit and FYI…Life in Blog Land.

I fellow blogging friend, Mikalee Byerman, recently awarded me the “I Am Such a Dick… and You Are Not” blogging award.  Ok, freeze!  I can hear the groans, and snarky comments already… Yes, I am aware that it’s a questionable … Continue reading

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Credit Where Credit is Due: Thank You Mauricio!

<— (View of Mt Rainier, across beautiful, winter fields) So, I owe my husband a big, fat thank you for a truly amazing birthday dinner. The thing is, I apparently owe Mauricio Umansky a big, fat thank you too. Since I’m not … Continue reading

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Countdown to Holiday Spirit: Oh Baby, Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho!

Spoiler alert:  Family members– Do not read this post until after Christmas. Or, do not read the last paragraph. I can’t stop you of course, but I for one still believe in Santa, and I think you’d rather be surprised. … Continue reading

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Posted in Blog, Christma-Hanukkah Mission, Christmas mission, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Uncategorized, Wonderful Things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

All Kinds of Mayhem at the U.N.

Life at the U.N. has been one hilarious, exhausting, outrageous ride lately… Chaos, mayhem, loads of humor, abound. Personally, I am absolutely convinced that reality TV could not make some of this stuff up; it would be a ratings bonanza. … Continue reading

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Posted in Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Sarcasm, Teens, The U.N. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Remembrances, Aspirations and a Crooked Tree… A Mashup

November 29th would have been my father’s 71st birthday. He was thirty-three years old when he died, thirty-eight years ago, so he’s now been dead several years longer than he lived.  In my lifetime, those numbers are even more skewed: … Continue reading

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