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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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Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for your weekly commitment and passion. Thank you Roger Bultot for this week’s photo. I’m grateful for the time each of you takes to read my work. I’m moving slowly, but do my best to return … Continue reading
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
Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, the best Flash Fiction in town! Check out our ring leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple, for more details. Rochelle provides a weekly photo prompt; participants respond with a 100-word story with a beginning, middle … Continue reading
Sparkle on the Water, Dust in the Wind
I am making another effort for the Friday Fictioneers… which, thanks to the patient assistance of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the creator of FF, and Amy over at The Bumble Files, I think I finally understand. The photo prompt comes out on … Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Blog, Blogging, Death of parent, Jewish, Judaism, Life, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Writing Tagged 9/11, death of a parent, Friday Fictioneers, Holocaust, Judaism, Tales From the Motherlaland 36 Comments
The jet lag continues, a week after my return. I’m still having a hard time staying up past 7pm, and I’m waking at 4-5 AM; ouch! Add a bad cold to the mix, and it has not been a smooth … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Blog, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Christianity, Conversion to Orthodox Judaism, Faith, Israel, Jerusalem, Judaism, love, Mother-daughter, Muslim, parenting, religion, Tales from the Motherland, travel 16 Comments
The Middle: Speak Slowly, And No Sudden Moves
Jet lag, or re-entry, after a long trip is a bitch. Despite the fact that I had the most amazing time in Israel, by the time I got to North America yesterday— as in Toronto, Canada, and just shy of … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blogging, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, traveling alone, Wonderful Things Tagged Adventure, Ben Gurion, Food, Hassidic, Israel, Jet lag, Jews, Judaism, Middle East, religion, Tales from the Motherland, travel 23 Comments
Three Pair of Pants, One Long Skirt (for Shabbat)… Israel, Here I Come!
Today I leave on a 10 day adventure to visit my girl, Principessa. She’s been in Israel since early September, but she’s spent nearly two years there in the past three years. It’s where she wants to live. Live. While … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Aging, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, traveling alone, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, blogs, Israel, Judaism, Kibbutz, Leon Klinghoffer, Packing, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Travel in Israel, Western Wall, writing 29 Comments
Sirens in Israel, Make Me Grind My Teeth.
Let me be very clear at the outset of this post: I refuse to get into the politics of this situation. This is a tale from the Mother land, not a story of sides. It’s hard to discuss Israel and … Continue reading
The Middle: Atonement…
Tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement. It follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which started last week. These are the High Holy days, the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Our family is Jewish, … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, blogs, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Personal change, Writing Tagged Atonement, Forgiveness, friendship, Jews, Judaism, mother-daughter relationships, parenting, personal change, Rosh Hashanah, Tales from the Motherland, Yom Kippur 11 Comments
For The Record…
Anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than one post, knows that I say for the record, all the time. Pretty much every post in fact. And anyone who knows me for real, knows that I say that a … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Freshly Pressed, Honest observations on many things, how blogs work, Humor, Huntington's Disease, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Sarcasm, Women, Writing Tagged blogs, Freshly Pressed, getting published, High Holidays, Honesty, Humor, Judaism, Platforms, Rosh Hashanah, Self-deprecation, Tales from the Motherland, writing, Yom Kippur 6 Comments