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.
The Little Drummer Boy, as sung a cappello by this group is powerful; they took me by surprise and moved me to tears as I listened to their pure, strong, stirring voices. Pentatonix's music is pure gift, a surprising gift, sung from their hearts, for the hearts of their listeners. ...more
How is it that a kindergartner, who could do 24-40 piece jigsaw puzzles at the tender age of 2 1/2, without the assistance of a person or a photograph (of the puzzle), struggle, at the age of 5 1/2, to remember what sounds various letters of the alphabet make or what words start with those letter(s)?! She seems to have a short-term memory the size of a pea, when it comes to letters and sounds....more
The older you grow, the more prone you are to mundane, routine things. I feel kind of sloppy even saying that, but its true for me. So in that light, its been years since I have actually participated in any kind of sport. Came in an opportunity at my husband's office where spouses were also allowed to join for a corporate challenge. With many hesitations I joined their badminton team. After the first practice session, my limbs were taking a walk and were in protest. It hit me that its been a loooong time since I had moved around so much. ...more
When other people were getting out of college and getting jobs, I eventually got a clock-in job and hated it, so I just quit and started a business editing medical journals. I did this with no particular plan except that I planned not to return to work, yet somehow it was a really successful business. I sat on my rear with my feet up and edited medical journals, and I made pretty good money (I still do that on the side because I like it, except this week because I'm too busy, which is why I'm writing crap posts, but I'm writing the things)....more
Like a lot of people, I have a bucket list. I can’t remember when I first started adding things to it, but a lot of the items have been there for several years already. Some are sort of cliché (doesn’t everyone want to travel to Australia and Greece?), some are silly, and some make me embarrassed that they are still on there (how many times do I have to say that I need to re-learn Spanish?). But one thing that they almost all have in common is that they are things that I actually have the power, not to mention the willpower, money, and time, to do.
I have written about it before, several times... my own less traveled path.
My life changed dramatically back in October of 2011 when we left Victoria and moved across the country to Windsor, yet we settled in to our new home so quickly and well that now it's strange to think we've been here only two years!