Category Archives: blog

An Award Asks for Advice

This is not the post that I had planned on writing, and it probably isn’t the post I am expected to write. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by View From The Back.  Please go check out the … Continue reading

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Really?

  Life is weird. Okay, I said it.  I meant it.  Life is full of weird little coincidences and sometimes I am lucky enough to spot them.  Just think of all the ones I miss.  You might be wondering what … Continue reading

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Forgetting Today’s Perfect Moment

I forgot Today’s Perfect Moment. As writing only that as today’s post would be a little confusing and potentially a bit rude, I think I had better explain. I had Today’s Perfect Moment selected, or more precisely, Today’s Perfect Moment … Continue reading

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Doing Better Than Last Year

Last year was a good year for the blog. I doubled the number of views from the previous year.  This had been a nice trend for the first four years of the blog.  Sadly, unless this blog suddenly becomes major … Continue reading

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Underfoot

Rain only hastens the falling of the leaves from the trees. The drops of water strip the trees bare, leaving only bloody leaf pools. Grim though it may be, I instead think of the leaves as nature’s brilliant carpet underfoot.

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The Chair Chronicles

What led to this? Battered and scarred, and past your prime, definitely.  You’ve been put out to pasture to await your final resting heap. In my vision you were the chair upon which unread stories and chronicles were woven, rather … Continue reading

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The Bucket List of the Mundane

I was checking out Todd’s blog and he had a picture of a chalkboard that read “Before I die, I want to___________” written multiple times.  I responded with: …ride a hot air balloon. …drink coffee from the rooftop of a … Continue reading

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Briefly Booming Stats

I don’t normally check the blog stats during the day. I might glimpse at it if I posted late at night–secretly hoping that there aren’t too many comments about my poor grammar–I am an ESL teacher after all. Today, during … Continue reading

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Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the author of HeideBlog. She confessed that she sometimes turns these things down because they have a chain letter quality about them.  I hadn’t quite thought of it that way, … Continue reading

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