Monthly Archives: December 2011

Meals on Wheels

When I was a teenager, I worked in a retirement home. The residents were in pretty good health and didn’t need the care provided by the nursing home across the street. I loved working there. It was a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Twelve for twelve

Virginia over at Kiss Chronicles celebrated 11/11/11 with 11 positive actions and liked it so much she decided to celebrate 12/12 with 12 positive actions. She invited other bloggers to join her, so I did! Disclaimer: I had a sick … Continue reading

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Of mice and me

First, there were Jacque and Gus, who kept Cinderelly company. Then of course there was Frederick, who gathered colors and words and the warmth of the sun to comfort his family through the long, cold winter. And I can’t forget … Continue reading

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The season of giving…awards

The word-wielder herself, Lisa at Woman Wielding Words, has bestowed upon me the coveted Liebster Blog Award. Lisa is a talented writer who inspires me in more ways than one. Thanks, Lisa! Here are the award rules: First, thank the donor … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for Grownups

Julia over at Julia’s Place posts a weekly writing prompt, asking all comers to post responses of 100 words or fewer (not counting the words from the prompt). I’m taking the challenge this week, Julia! This week’s challenge is  to write a piece … Continue reading

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Courage in the face of adversity

I write about my little everyday efforts to become more brave, but yesterday Renee over at Life in the Boomer Lane shared a story of a woman named Debra, who is handling a really raw deal with grace and courage. … Continue reading

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Probably not the last time I’ll envy Dumbledore

I spent most of last week prepping for a new online workshop I taught on Friday. I always get nervous giving a new workshop, mostly because of a complete lack of faith in my ability to think on my feet. … Continue reading

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