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Thinking outside 'the box'

I have gotten many tips, from acquaintances and from close friends, that thinking outside the box, insofar as searching for a job is concerned, is what I should do. Please do not interpret what I am about to say as I take offense at such a suggestion. Far from it. ...more

The Superstar Blogger Award

I am absolutely thrilled to accept the Superstar Blogger Award from author and journalist, Melanie Jean Juneau at joy of nine9.  Melanie already made me feel like a superstar, the first time she commented on my post.  joy of nine9 is a must read, it will make you laugh, gasp out loud, think and reflect.  Melanie writes with an honest pen and in a tone that draws you in....more
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A Journey Through Year End Crap

I finally forced myself. I finally started gathering all the year end stuff, in preparation for tax time. Actually, I stressed myself right into it. ...more

The Superstar Blogger Award: A Ripple Effect

Well after 6 months of sticking to my no blogging awards decision, I have gleefully accepted  two awards in January, this one from a great story-teller friend. I am very humbled and honored to accept the “Superstar Blogger Award” from  Good Time Stories ~ Inspiring and Heartwarming. “Dick Muller” has a warm, insightful, funny page that I would strongly urge everyone to visit....more

Photo A Day Challenge - January 1-15, 2014

So we're midway through the first month of 2014. Did you make any New Year's resolutions? How are you doing with them? While I didn't make any actual resolutions, I do have a few things that are near and dear to my heart which I am hoping to accomplish this year - and I'm getting a good start to one of my creativity-related goals: completing January's Photo A Day Challenge. ...more

Tireless - the Movie (Whippet Poodles at Play)

Tireless: The Movie...more

Generosity is not a matter of convenience; generosity is a matter of the heart

A paper is due tomorrow, for which much reading an writing must be done. A work deadline is looming, and many long hours of toil and sweat are involved. A date is impending. The day is busy and has already taken off, and there is too much to accomplish. Children have needs, bosses have demands, work has deadlines, school requires so much. Life doesn't get easier and slow down. For many. So, when is a good time to stop and help a friend, an acquaintance, a stranger in need? Never. ...more

How the other half does it.

I was happy for him to be able celebrate the holidays with his Mom.Technically, she wasn’t my MIL yet.  This was before we were married.   I had never had a Christmas meal anywhere else but, at my home.  ...more

Grace Under Pressure

NaBloPoMo ~ January 15, 2014 ...more