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Looking Back | November 2020

Looking Back | November 2020

November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls. — Jean Hersey This quote is almost my November... while there are no gray stone walls...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.2.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.2.20

Greetings Unravelers! I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon from a wintery white South Hills of Pittsburgh! Yes, December 1st brought winter and I truly love the first snowfall of the season! The few inches we were supposed to get were exceeded before noon and still...

Intentional Living | November 2020

Intentional Living | November 2020

I am joining Honoré again this month to share an update on my word. Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.25.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.25.20

Greetings Unravelers! Today my feet are tucked inside the below socks... cozy and warm and just in time for the return of the chilly weather! These socks are from Kate Atherley's Twitter KAL and they were so fun to knit. There were different techniques for the heels...

Monday Magic | 11.23.20

Monday Magic | 11.23.20

There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you'd been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you're suspended knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself. — Ann Pachett, The...

Friday Finds | 11.20.20

Friday Finds | 11.20.20

It feels like I survived the wars this week, and came out standing!! Nothing takes your mind off the insanity of politics like a plumbing problem... however, I hope we are good on plumbing for the rest of the year! LOL There were some lovely little bright spots this...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.18.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.18.20

The best laid plans of knitters and stitchers often go awry...said makers everywhere at one time or another Greetings Unravelers, I hope you'll excuse my play on Robert Burns writing, but it truly sums up my week thus far! (BUT, the water is flowing OUT again! No more...

Monday Magic | 11.16.20

Monday Magic | 11.16.20

Today is going to need all sorts of magic... I have a clogged drain and no amount of *anything* worked to unclog it on Sunday and we tried practically all.day.long! It made for a contentious, irritating day... and yes, there were LOTS of raised voice conversations. So...

Friday Finds | 11.13.20

Friday Finds | 11.13.20

Every Friday, I like to high-five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor. — Nanea Hoffman Hello, Gentle Readers and Happy Friday! I hope that none of you suffer from triskaidekaphobia and that today is...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.11.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.11.20

Armistice Day..."on this day, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends." Somehow this is not something that is celebrated here in the United States. We call it Veterans Day...but there is something meaningful about those words....

Looking Back | October 2020

Looking Back | October 2020

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers. —  Leif Enger, Peace Like a River I love October, but this year it was a bit melancholy for me this year. Every year, pre-COVID, we head off to...

Monday Magic | 11.9.20

Monday Magic | 11.9.20

Every election is determined by the people who show up. — Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing There was no magic at all in last week's election, it was simply counting the votes of the people who showed up! (and show up they did!) But I fear we will need some magic to...

TGIF | 11.6.20

TGIF | 11.6.20

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. — Thurgood Marshall Thinking About — This from the NYTimes. The hardest thing for me is this...58% of white men and 55% of...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.4.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.4.20

My heart is heavy this morning...yesterday at my local poll in my neighborhood was an eye-opening experience. I have a different view of my neighbors this morning and it makes me so sad. You know that phrase "kill them with kindness"? I am here today to tell you that...

Monday Magic | 11.2.20

Monday Magic | 11.2.20

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. — Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation Greetings Gentle Readers! How are you all doing today? For me, it feels like I have reached the Apex of Stress, sans the downhill...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.28.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.28.20

Greetings Unravelers! First, a bit of housekeeping for next week! There will be an Unraveled post, but it won't be up super early. I will be working the polls next Tuesday and I am planning that it will be a LONG day. However, I do hope to have the post up by 9 AM...

Intentional Avoidance | 10.27.20

Intentional Avoidance | 10.27.20

I am joining Honoré again this month to share an update on my word. Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is...

Monday Magic | 10.26.20

Monday Magic | 10.26.20

We are the ones we have been waiting for. — The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation I have been in dire need of a shake up here at my blog and late last week some inspiration struck. It started with a quote by a some unknown genius: It's just another Magic Monday and...

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When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
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2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
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2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
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2019 and audio-2019

 


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