Tag Archives: Tales from the Motherland

Heavy (not just about Kiese Laymon, or Nathan Phillips or Nick Sandmann or racism or Gillette or lies or truth)

This week has been Heavy on so many levels. I’m in Israel, waiting for the birth of my second grandson, who after 41 weeks has decided he doesn’t want to come out. He’s very content to float in his dark, … Continue reading

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Spotlight On Claire Fuller

Update: Now that I’m (tentatively she said) back to blogging, I want to start with a blog update. For anyone who is still interested in participating in the 2018 Attitude of Gratitude (#BloggersUnite #AttitudeofGratitude), I’ve extended it until January 31st … Continue reading

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Grateful

  gratitude |ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od| noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness: she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support. The dictionary gives that definition for the word Gratitude. It’s an expression … Continue reading

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The 2018 Annual Attitude of Gratitude: Bloggers Flood The Internet With Happiness & Positivity!

It’s the 5th annual Attitude of Gratitude! In the past I’ve called it 50 Happy Things, but the goal is the same: to see bloggers unite to flood the internet with gratitude. Happy-Gratitude, it all = Good stuff! For the … Continue reading

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Rumors Of My Demise… (an unplanned tutorial in blogging, and explanation for my disappearance)

Ok, rumors may be a gross exaggeration. I’m not sure anyone is really reading this blog anymore; I’ve barely written anything in months. There would need to be an audience, for there to be rumors. And demise may be a … Continue reading

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Crossing To Safety, Thirty Years Later

There is little I can add to any discussion regarding Wallace Stegner’s Crossing To Safety. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers ever, and Crossing to Safety is one of his most beloved books. Count me … Continue reading

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Blink: A Mother’s Heart

  THEN….                                    AND NOW! In the past months I’ve written words and more words… in my head. I’ve written about the lengthening days … Continue reading

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