2017 Direction of My Blog Decided

I am choosing action and positivity, despite the ugly, misogynistic, racist, ranting posts, emails, and behavior this election has spurred. I have un-friended, defended, commented, ignored, and now decided it is time to engage, influence the change in direction of the conversation. On my last post, I wasn’t sure what to do with this blog. …

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Where Does this Blog Go Next and other New Year’s Resolution Conundrums

I resurrected my blog this year as part of my New Year’s resolution to spent 10 minutes a day (10MaD) to “explore the arts” in 2016. The idea came from an article by Eric Zorn in the Chicago Tribune.  My resolution included writing in this blog, my work blog, and taking photographs. You can read …

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Who do you write for?

Who do you write your blog for? Your poems? Your stories? You or your potential readers? I sometimes toss this thought around if I am struggling to find a subject to write about, when writing for myself.  When working on a business assignment, the thought process is completely different for me. When I share my …

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Julie & Julia & Friends & Dreams

Short notice, but five neighborhood friends went to see Julie & Julia this week. I loved the way the story was told, with two tales simultaneously developing, intertwined and funny and downtrodden and quirky.  We sputtered and laughed and hoped for success for both protagonists, as they followed their food-filled (and too meat-filled for me, …

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Over 4,100,000 Blogs and Counting

4,145,998 blogs, 140,622 new posts, 35,412,832 words today--that is what it said on the log-in page of my WordPress blog today. That's staggering--over 35,400,000 words written in one day about everything and more than we can imagine: politics, sports, celebrities, parenthood, education, religion, sex, nothing, pictures, family, rants, lifestyles, fashion, technology, travel, media from art …

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Micro list of Awesome Things

I stumbled on my new favorite blog yesterday, titled 1000 Awesome Things, as it was linked to one of my posts.  How brilliantly simply to list 1000 awesome things, day by day.  It is witty and clever and makes me laugh out loud. The thought of listing 1000 of anything is daunting enough--names, places, planets,  counting leaves on …

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Keep on Blogging

My dad has asked me a couple of times "Why do people blog?" I am certain there are numerous reasons--to share our stories, to practice our writing, to have our voices heard, to make money: it's a job for some, to promote a cause-business-sport, to rant, to chant, to lament, to laugh, to think out …

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