I underestimated myself (and my boys)

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I am not alone in the nightmare. All one had to do was look out his/her car window to see others experiencing the same misery. We were all stuck.

Due to a snow and ice storm and a mass exodus to reach home before the roads turned treacherous, the roads were filled and full fast: highways, interstates, side streets, back roads, etc.

My story is not the worst; but, it is my story, and I want to share it with you.
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Another Ghost of My Blogging Past

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I have spent the day wondering what I would write about in my next post. One topic brewing relates to the word ‘fair’, but the topic is still cooking and needs more time to simmer.

As I flipped through variousĀ  news stories and headlines, I started noticing more and more ‘year in review’ headlines. While scanning the blogosphere, I am seeing an increase in posts related to resolutions.

Christmas day has come and gone, and Hanukkah’s 8th night is tonight. After today, all eyes will be on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, gym memberships, and a rebirth sought through resolutions.

Well, I won’t play that game.

Though I may try to stay awake until midnight on December 31st, I have no grand plans for ringing in the new year. I am not joining a gym, and I am not making any resolutions. Continue reading

Realizations of a Writer

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Not too long ago, I came out as a writer. That is I declared myself a writer based on the facts that I write and I like to write. I let go of the belief that one need be published to hold the title of ‘writer’. Weeks later, I find myself questioning my desire to call myself a writer.

As days pass and life fills my time with things that do not include writing, I feel less like a writer. Instead, the respect I have for those devoted to writing and sharing grows.

As I work at my desk, pulling up my blog during a lull in the workload, I lack motivation. Instead, the respect I have for those motivated to write on a daily basis grows.

How does one keep up the pace?

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The Painting and a Challange

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Challenged by an inspiration, or inspired by a challenge – either way, I am taking an opportunity to create another Etheree. Thanks to Val Erde her blog Absurd Old Bird, I am using her work to create a piece of my own.

The challenge began with Val, and her post titled, “My challenge to you…”, inviting writers to create something on their own, using one of Val’s paintings and/or poems. Inspired, Woman Wielding Words and She’s a Maineiac took Val up on her challenge.

Moved by the creations of Woman and Maineiac, as well as the one who initiated it all, I decided to throw my pen into the ring. Continue reading

CBS Sunday Morning

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Every Sunday I try to watch CBS Sunday Morning. And, every time I am able to watch CBS Sunday Morning, I leave the show feeling better for having spent my time watching it. It is not a show that depletes your brain cells nor does it leave you dumber.

Last Sunday, Feb. 7th, they profiled a family that sold their house and used the money to travel to third world countries offering charitable goods and services. Below is a link to the story, as well as a link to the family’s website. People, like the family profiled, inspire me to do more. I have enough to give – there is no reason not to share it with others.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6183278n&tag=api

Please access the family’s website called The Power of Half.

And, please know my intention is not to preach. I am merely sharing something I find good to know.