Month: March 2012

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Random Ramblings in cooperation with “Becoming a Better Writer”

  A quick “disclosure”…this post is an assignment for the “31 Days to Becoming a Better Writer” challenge I’ve been participating in. The assignment…”Write a stream of consciousness post”. What that means for those of you who are not writers or former English majors, is that you literally start writing down everything thing that comes…

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Sweet Tooth, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Lovin’

     I don’t have a huge sweet tooth. If I were to overindulge in the calorie department it would be in the form of a large bowl of cheesy white pasta, or salty lays potato chips with French onion chip dip. Or a big plate of gooey nachos slathered in cheese and guacamole and…

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Dads and Daughters: A Remembrance, Book Review and Giveaway!

They hold their place in the files of my memory like snapshots saved of my younger days, the moments that I recall between just my father and I. There is not an abundant number of them, I am one of four children and life was probably busier and more overwhelming for my parents than I…

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Spring: A Chance to Notice Again

  We have had the most beautiful stretch of days here in Buffalo– sunny, 70’s, blue skies. An early spring for sure. It is a welcome change of pace to the dreary gray winters that we can tend to have, though this last year’s winter was pretty mild in comparison to Buffalo winters of the…

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A Pep Talk Kind of Book

Do you know how special you are? How intricately, intimately and specifically you were created to be just what you are and who you are? When is the last time someone told you that? Do you ever find yourself thinking:       If I were more like her, I could…       If…

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Middle of the Night Meanderings

Monday night I got about four hours of sleep. Four hours of sleep? Do you have a newborn in the house? A sick child? Is that some new approach to trying to get more out of your day?  Nope. Nope. Nope and definitely NO WAY! I’m a momma who needs her sleep. Eight hours a…

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Fun With Writing Exercises

I’ve been joining the Allume Blog 31 Days to Becoming a Better Writer challenge this week. Each day a new challenge/writing exercise is posted and then we have at it to see what we can come up with. We then post our responses on a Facebook page for all to see…it’s like a low profile, work…

Permission to Sit

Permission to Sit

When I was in grad school, working as a part of a team of teaching assistants in a large Communications 101 class with several hundred Freshman,  I vividly recall our coordinating supervisor saying something that has always stayed with me. She is a smart woman, and had many years of shepherding TA’s under her belt–…

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Pre-School Pre-Nuptials…

Hi Friends, Hope you are all well and enjoying your weeks! It’s gray (as usual) here in Buffalo, but it’s starting to get warmer and so I’m thankful for that. There are green shoots coming up from the dirt in front of the house, always a welcome and hopeful sign of spring. I posted some…

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The Do What You Can Plan

It seems I revisit this question at least once a year… Why am I blogging? Should I keep blogging? Does God want me to be blogging? I suppose the last question is the only one that really matters…though answers come slowly, and through the noise of life sometimes. They are hard to hear and to…