It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle. I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors. My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights
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Writing with Pens and Pencils
When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era? I've been told many, many times that I have lovely handwriting. It probably comes from learning how to write "cursive" in first grade--Catholic school. I … Continue reading Writing with Pens and Pencils
Jack of All Trades, Master of None
If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? I tend to think of myself as a jack of all trades and master of none, as the saying goes; often calling myself a "generalist" in my work life. I know a little bit … Continue reading Jack of All Trades, Master of None
The Cello–Strikes a Chord
Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice. I've never played a musical instrument. It's never been something I've had an interest in pursuing. I have a brother who took trumpet lesson, … Continue reading The Cello–Strikes a Chord
Back of the Queue, A Daily Occurence
Today's prompt for writing: Is there something you've always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it. If you're a regular reader of my blog you know that I'm in a new … Continue reading Back of the Queue, A Daily Occurence
The Ends of the Ham
Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why? Have you heard the one about the women who, when she cooked a ham, always cut the ends off before she put it in the oven? It goes something like … Continue reading The Ends of the Ham
Pick Me Up: Teachers Rock!
Two birds with one stone again today...I like it when this happens! It's National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the prompt for today is: What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it? The absolute first thing that popped into my head is: Teachers Rock! Totally, they do! Being a … Continue reading Pick Me Up: Teachers Rock!
40 Word Poem
Both the Weekly Photo Challenge (Letters) and yesterday's Daily Prompt (It's My Party) got me thinking about a gift I was given on my 40th birthday. When I turned the big 4-0, I was working as the director of an AmeriCorps program. One of my staff came up with a clever idea to have everyone … Continue reading 40 Word Poem
To Be A Good Listener
Starting a new job is never as easy as we hope. Research says it can take six months to a year to really get to know the technical part of a job, the people part...that can take a bit longer. I was asked this week to help out two of my colleagues who are having … Continue reading To Be A Good Listener
Big News: Karma is Real!
A prompt for today's blog: Pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. This quote was on Facebook today, a lot. When I read the prompt from Word Press, I thought it would be fitting to put it into my post. There … Continue reading Big News: Karma is Real!