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Goodbyes and See You Laters

I don’t like saying goodbye. Endings are sad.  I have had a lot of endings this summer it seems. But just like the year turns, endings make room for new beginnings. Why am I so morose? I am going to be saying goodbye to this blog. Since hearing the news about Kate Middleton’s new pregnancy,…

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many…

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Zero to Hero

Okay, I have decided to participate in the wordpress Zero to Hero challenge.  30 days to a better blog.  That sounds good, right?  I’ve been away for the blog for so long.  And quite honestly, a big part of the reason for that is because I didn’t know what to write about.  I felt directionless…

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Resolutions for 2014

The solstice has passed.  The last day of December has gone to bed.  The days are getting longer.  It’s all uphill from here.  Things are full of promise and hope at the start of the new year. What do I hope for in the new year?  Well, lots of things, I suppose, which is why…

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A 2013 Retrospective

It’s that time of year again. That quiet time between Christmas and New Year when the still dark nights and the exhausted post gift giving calm make me ponder the year that was past. This year I am spending that time out in the country with my Grandma and Grandpa, my cousins, and my aunts…

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My Love Hate Relationship with Blog Photos

Confession time: There is nothing I love more than looking at blogs with beautiful pictures.  And on Pinterest.  Oh, the food porn on Pinterest.  It just kills me. But adding photos to my own blog is like pulling teeth.  It’s excruciating. I’m a horrible photographer. I mean, I guess I could take mediocre photos and…

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