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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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Tag Archives: music
This piece has been featured on Huffington Post & SheKnows.com Music is my drug. It’s how I cope with many things. If I’m driving, there’s music on. If I’m writing, there’s music on. When I feel big things, I turn … Continue reading
Friday Fictioneers, the most wonderful flash fiction on the interweb! Warning: highly addictive! Rochelle Wisoff-Fields pulls it all together, asking participants to write a 100-word story, with a beginning, middle and end, in response to a photo prompt, and to interact … Continue reading
I’m throwing my hat in the ring again for the weekly Tipsy Lit Writing Challenge. The stories are all excellent, week after week. My hope is that you’ll read my story and it will earn you vote. Polls open first … Continue reading
Friday Fictioneers: Go Bold, or Don’t Play
It’s Friday Fictioneers! Rochelle Wisoff-Fields runs this band of merry writers, posting a weekly photo prompt for us. Using the photo for inspiration, participants are asked to write a 100-word story, with a beginning, middle and end. It’s a wonderful challenge … Continue reading
I Want My MTV…
MTV debuted the year I graduated from high school, and just weeks before I started college. It was a revelation, in the life of this music junky. My peers and I had been blessed with the brilliance of Saturday Night … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things Tagged 80s music, Blog hop, Coming of age, MTV, music, SNL, Tales from the Motherland, Videos, VJays 21 Comments
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
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 Blog hop, Doobie Brothers, John Denver, Johnny Cash, music, Neil Diamond, New Order, Peter Gabriel, Radio, Tales from the Motherland, Talking Heads, the Cure, the Go Gos 22 Comments
When God Spoke To Me, On The Banzai Pipeline… (Or, A Fall Down the Rabbit Hole)
Note: If know me, or have followed this blog, then you may know that I am not a religious person, that our family is Jewish, and that I am neither Christian nor Jewish. You should also know that I am … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, Parenting, road trip, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Writing Tagged #WPLongform, God, Haleiwa, Hawaii, music, Oahu, Religious experience, Ron Artis, Ron Artis Family Band, Ron Artis Family Gallery, Tales From the Motherlaland, travel 31 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
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
Posted in Awareness, Blog, blogs, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Music, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Sarcasm, Women, Writing Tagged aging, Alternative music, Dubstep, Indie Rock, music, parenting, Rap, Tales from the Motherland, Teens 6 Comments