It's time, everyone! Join the BlogHer.com NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) blog roll and commit to write (photograph, draw, craft poetry, whatever) every single day this month!
Every November, thousands of bloggers make this commitment to ...more
Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds.
Blogging daily is not just a test of endurance; it's also an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself: How you write, what your blog means to you, and where you should focus. We're celebrating the close of National Blog Posting Month with some inspiring quotes by bloggers who took the challenge -- you might be surprised by what they learned.
Friday - day off and Christmas dinner with a friend. Saturday - errands and shopping and a Christmas potluck party that went on into the wee hours. Sunday - relaxing day at home. Monday - two afternoon appointments and... OH NO! I never got around to planning my Meatless Monday dinner!
I have always been allergic to certain sounds. I'm sound-sensitive. I never realized there was a name for this, until about a year ago - when someone mentioned it on a bipolar forum. It's called misophonia, and here's a website that describes it: http://misophonia.com/. I know it seems like nowadays they have a name for everything, but I do know that this is real, and I react exactly as that website describes - with a mixture of rage and panic - to certain sounds (although it has seemed to dissipate as I've gotten older)....more
My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class.
I’ll call her Claire.
Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera.
Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips.
Against the wishes of a lot of concerned family members - we made the trip home. I had to give it a try.It really was not that bad. We made it all the way to Ft. Worth before we started seeing anything of concern, and those concerns were minimal. As you would expect, the bridges and overpasses were the worst. Funny, but it was hard to get accurate news about what was happening up here. I kept hearing terminology that I was unfamiliar with. ...more
Throw a frog into a Pot of boiling water; He will jump right out. Throw a frog into a Pot of cold water, Slowly raise the heat; He will remain oblivious Even unto death. Throw a good man Into a cruel society; He will see injustice clearly and Speak out....more
Ok, I missed a day of December NaBloPoMo, but for a good reason. Over the weekend I worked on launching To Me Love Is, my first ever, anonymous, group art project. So technically I was writing blog posts and creating a new blog. ...more
Last week, Cleveland witnessed two brutal murders - seemingly unrelated - of two transgender women.Betty Janet Skinner was 52, disabled and living with assisted care in her own apartment. Her home health care worker found her in the morning with severe head injuries. ...more
It was now or never. If I didn't get the outside Christmas lights up this weekend, I knew I wasn't going to bother. It was warm (record high for our city), I had better things to do, and it was a mere three weeks until Christmas. I had not maximized the use of my Christmas decor. That was certain. I was definitely not in the Christmas spirit. But I went outside to sweep the windows and their surroundings in preparation (cobwebs, not icicles, here in dear old Florida), and found wasp nests, mud daubers, and, of all things, mosquitoes swarming.It's December. In Florida....more