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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: Summer
What a difference one week makes! Last week I had been told I’d be on Huffington Post. Exciting enough, but since then, they’ve published two of my pieces, and on Saturday one of those same stories was Freshly Pressed! The … Continue reading
Each year I go to the fair. It’s a summer ritual, that I look forward to, and plan for. The Northwest Washington Fair, often called TheLynden Fair, is a classic old time country fair and is about thirty minutes from where … Continue reading
It’s All Old, In Peru… No?
By the time we finished Machu Picchu it felt like a full vacation. Sitting on the train to the Sacred Valley, to be honest I felt a bit deflated. We all felt badly leaving Edgard behind. It just didn’t feel … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blogging, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, summer vacation, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Family Vacation, Humor, Inca, Peru, Sacred Valley Peru, Summer, Tales from the Motherland, travel 4 Comments
It’s hard to think straight right now. What I want to write and what comes out are two different things, as my brain whirrs indiscriminately. One minute I’m focused and on task, the next I can’t think of what to … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Beautiful places, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Parenting, Summer, Teens, travel, Women's issues, Writing Tagged college students return home, Kids living at home, shit, stress, Summer, Tales from the Motherland, transitions, travel 14 Comments
Kick Me; I’m Down.
Warning: This post is not intended for younger viewers. Ok, I mean my kids. My kids: don’t read it, you wont agree with any of it. You’ll probably feel mis-quoted or call to tell me I got it all wrong. … Continue reading
Posted in Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Women's issues Tagged Musings, parenting, self-esttem, Summer, Teens 9 Comments
A fresh, fresh glow.
When Sunset Magazine listed the Bellingham Farmer’s Market as the number ONE Market “across the West,” it was no surprise to me… though I admit to being tickled. Yes, tickled. I LOVE this market and it was a real thrill … Continue reading
Posted in Beautiful places, Daily Observations, Humor, Musings, My world, Natural beauty Tagged Beauty, bioluminescence, farmer's market, Musings, nature, Summer 3 Comments
Some days are diamonds, some days are stone.
Summer seems to be finally here. Here in the Pacific Northwest, that means that it’s not as cold, not raining and we are all giddy for that alone. Officially, none of us really expect summer until after July 4th, which … Continue reading
Posted in Honest observations on many things, Parenting, Women's issues Tagged ADHD, college age kids, running away, Summer, summer camps Leave a comment