Leaving “all or nothing” by my 4th blogoversary

Today is my 4th blogoversary! I wondered at the end of my third year of blogging whether my blog would peter out without my list of challenges to tackle...more


{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #9, a link party. Join me by linking up an “invisible”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “Flying in his dreams was an exhilarating, breathtaking experience, sometimes literally, that tended to leave reality wanting, like riding a roller coaster compared to mowing the lawn.” ― Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening Sometimes in my favorite dreams, I fly. When I awake, I snuggle under the covers for a few extra moments to remember the effortless ascent into the air ....more

Cliff Walk

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #8, a link party. Join me by linking up a cliff-related post or a multimedia post on any topic.} My hiking past is littered with tense moments tiptoeing near the edges of cliffs, and there was the time I felt I had to jump off one. There was nothing scary, though, about taking the...more

Take a glassblowing class

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Relaxing the rules on a new link party–join me on Sundays

I have a history of trying to get link parties going, only to have them flop because I make them too complicated. Is that what’s going on with MultiMEDIA Splice? To make it easier and more inviting, I’m relaxing the rules on the link party ....more

Tangled Up in Blue (MultiMEDIA Splice #6)

{MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party} Please press play and listen to the song as you read this post. “In a 1978 interview Dylan explained this style of songwriting: ‘What’s different about it is that there’s a code in the lyrics, and there’s also no sense of time. There’s no respect for it ....more

Year in Review: 2014 (MultiMEDIA Splice #5)

{Link up your favorite post of 2014 below (or a review post): MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party.} Year in Review: 2014 January New Life Amid the Polar Vortex I’ve never been a gardener, so it was eye-opening to see how much I loved coaxing sunflowers to bloom in my basement in the dead of winter. “Last week, while the polar vortex swirled outside my Connecticut window, little triangles pushed forth from the center of the biggest plant. A bud was swelling, and inside that whirl of shapes, a flower was waiting to emerge.” (Continue reading) February 101 Things in 3 Minutes I made a three-minute video that features every one of my 101 challenges, set to “Ripple” by the Grateful Dead ....more

Beyond 101 Things: 15th Quarterly Report

{Join me tomorrow by linking up your favorite post of 2014 or a review–MultiMEDIA Splice.} 15th Quarterly Report: October – December, 2014 I finally shook off the doldrums after completing my...more

What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

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Link up your favorite post of 2014 (coming this Sunday)

In honor of the coming new year, I will be relaxing the rules on my new link party, MultiMEDIA Splice, and inviting bloggers to link up their favorite post of 2014. This Sunday, Dec. 28, link up your favorite post of 2014, or link up a multimedia post on the theme “review.” (I have a “Year in Review” post planned.) I hope to see you on Sunday ....more