Category Archives: lifestyles

KISS Your Bios

Months ago I offered this question:Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes? Once again, my fellow bloggers here added a fresh element that I did not foresee, in as much as most addressed ‘biographies’ in … Continue reading

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Who’s the Oddball?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about three times when family members caught me daydreaming. I realized I tend to provide a great deal of entertainment for my relatives, so I posed this question to my follow bloggers: “Do you … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Stronger Than Dirt

“What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?” Where do I start??? It seems that every time I have thought, “I don’t know how that person did that/does that, I could … Continue reading

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These Feet Were Made for Walkin’

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have your footwear choices changed as your life, or lifestyle, has changed?” The short answer for me is: Not really. I’ve never been able to wear fashionable shoes. It’s always been a matter of function over … Continue reading

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The Man/Woman/Kids Who Came to Dinner

I posed this question:If there was a weather-related reason that you had unexpected guests stranded at your house, how would you keep them entertained? What would you do if the electricity was also down? I was delighted to see how … Continue reading

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Something New

I have always had to learn something new. I’ve read all of my life, or insisted on being read-to, and learned all the time through that medium. When I was 4, we moved from an apartment building on one side … Continue reading

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

(I’m back after being ill and I just hope that I make sense! I have no idea why it posted in italics.) This week: If you had to get rid of most of your belongings in order to move into a … Continue reading

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‘Patiently’ Reading

When trying to come up with ideas for topics, this one popped into my mind:What would you read to an adult friend who was ill? I don’t believe any one book or story popped into my mind at the time. … Continue reading

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One Fox, One Hound

No, not THIS Hound…another one, my son’s dog. She’s a mixed breed, but she looks like a Kooikerhondje. No, I swear that’s the name. But let’s just use the easier term “Dutch Spaniel”. It’s been a while since our last … Continue reading

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