Category Archives: Cool Photos

“B”eing planted in the #AtoZChallenge moment

A gardener by any means I am not, but I cultivate a deep green houseplant forest. . The lawn art my neighbors accomplish humbles me, but endless cycle of pulling weeds is not worth it. Houseplants are as green as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on October 31

“Sometimes it’s the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy.”~Kevin Spacey, American actor My thoughts: Happy Halloween!

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Memories Swarm around me

“Life is a song, sing it; Life is a game, play it.”~Sai Baba, Indian leader I’m feeling nostalgic as I pack up my life. The phone app Timehop reminds me of what has been years ago on this date in … Continue reading

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Big News about writing and life

“Move out of your comfort zone; you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable.”~Brian Tracy, American author Now that it’s officially official, here’s the Big News: we are moving to New Jersey. More correctly, we … Continue reading

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Party On! the first weekly #ThrowbackThursday bloghop

Who wants to PARTY…!?!?! The newest blog party has hit the Internetosphere: #ThrowbackThursday Link Party. You can read all the fine print here on the Official Link Page, but I’ve summarized it below. The three co-hosts of this adventure are: —Adventures … Continue reading

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What socks can teach us about life

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”~Frederick Douglass, American author The conversation went something like this: SHE (to class): “What three words describe you?” ME (raising my hand): “Whimsical, charming, persnickety.” SHE (to me): “‘Persnickety.’ That’s a good … Continue reading

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Amazing results: THON 2015 and Zentangle Diva Challenge

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”~Francis of Assisi, Italian Saint This past weekend, 708 Penn State students stood on their feet and did not sleep for 46 hours to raise … Continue reading

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New news in a Zentangle New Year

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright February 14th was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I had evening plans in Detroit, but snowy weather and a busy week for both of us changed … Continue reading

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Random Fridays are the best fridays

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”~Thomas Browne, British scientist Today has been a delightful cacophony of events. I started the day off writing in my local Starbucks. I began composing this post there with the help of my … Continue reading

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Why you should not start over in the New Year

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”~Aristotle, Greek Philosopher I have failed my New Year’s Resolution every year. It’s not even a specific task that can be quantified, like “I will … Continue reading

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WolfHowlings in review: 2014

Every year, WordPress prepares an annual report for the blogs hosted on its site. Right about now, everyone is posting the stats on their sites, so far be it from me to not be hip and trendy. I posted 539 … Continue reading

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Celebrating the last day of 2014

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”~Maya Angelou, American poet I spent the last day of 2014 visiting a college friend. I met Cheryl my first night at Penn State. She and her sister had their dorm door open, … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading

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A bittersweet #tbt

The app I downloaded, Timehop, continues to amaze me with glimpses into my past. I’m a scrapbooker, so I know a little about saving memories. But to see the immediacy, from a stranger, well, the sight is jarring. Four years … Continue reading

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A fanciful twist on a Halloween party

The party’s tonight, what’s there to do? Halloween planning and costumes and food. Time to go shopping for last minute treats, spooky decorations and lots of good eats! Decorations and favors chosen with care will make this party one festive … Continue reading

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A #tbt for #PSU24 day

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”~Margaret Mead, American scientist As a rule, I don’t like blogpost titles that includes hashtags. It’s a sloppy shortcut to do double-duty without proper social … Continue reading

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On my way to NFPW Conference

“Just Do It.”~Nike I have a long journey ahead of me as I drive from Michigan to South Carolina today. What’s the reason for this 11-hour madness, you ask? I decided to go to the NFPW Nation Conference so I … Continue reading

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Another Emmy for Ty

Congrats! Just one more reason to be Penn State Proud!

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Playing with sidewalk chalk and coffee

“The sun is new each day.”~Heraclitus, Greek philosopher Who doesn’t love sidewalk chalk? There’s something delightful about chalk. Not the small, tighty-whitey type you find in school chalkboards–that is, if chalk is still used in classrooms–but the fat, chunky pastel … Continue reading

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Lessons of a sumo wrestler

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard,”~Margaret Mead, American scientist Back in 1998, I visited my friend, Deb, in Tokyo when she and her family lived in Japan for a few years. I climbed Mt. Fuji. I … Continue reading

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