Tag Archives: THON

Five important social media protocol to remember, plus 1

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.”~Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Social media: think you know everything? I don’t, but I thought I knew more than I did. Tonight’s Emerging Writer’s Workshop … Continue reading

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Is writing ever wasted?

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician Wrapping up the Month of Little Things is a photo reminder of those precious moments. It’s easy enough to do; there are a lot … Continue reading

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Celebrating THON on this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting us here at Miracle Coffee. It’s our annual tradition to watch the Penn State THON Total Reveal in a coffeeshop, and he chose here this time. He’s a fan of the blended … Continue reading

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A Super-Bawl #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Isn’t this place cool? It was great to rediscover No.VI Coffee last month when a friend checked in on Swarm. I’m usually only up this way when I have a particular doctor appointment, which I … 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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My THON 2015 discovery

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”~Helen Keller, American writer It didn’t take me long to discover the reason I was not meant to attend and dance in THON this year. During … Continue reading

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Thursday THON #tbt

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”~Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian leader This was almost the ideal Throwback Thursday. Five years ago, on a Thursday as … Continue reading

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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … 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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Zentangle: Pretty in pink

“Understanding is joyous.”~Carl Sagan, American scientist Cancer has affected my life. Among Dad’s many health conditions, he developed cancer in his later years of life. My one aunt had skin cancer. I expect that another family segment of relatives would … Continue reading

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In like a Lion…

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word….”~Leo Buscaglia, American writer Another month done, another Photo365. That’s two down for 2014. The dirty snow piles in my neighborhood will not melt for another two … Continue reading

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THON 2014 Total Reveal

“You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer; it’s a mindset.”~Dave Pelzer, American writer Penn State’s Dance Marathon ended today. After 46 hours awake and on their feet, the dancers succeeded. They survived THON. . 1973–the … Continue reading

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Tangle me some 2014 THON, baby!

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.”~Sid Caesar, American comedian Good thoughts, especially regarding THON. Penn State University’s annual Dance Marathon (“THON“) happens this weekend. Students stand on their feet for 46 … Continue reading

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Postmark fun: THON dancer mail

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand, walk, run, climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher Today is the postmark date for THON Dancer Mail. I’ve written inspirational and funny … Continue reading

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Dear Old State

“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”~Joe Paterno, PennState football coach Did you know that driving from Philadelphia to Michigan via State College adds only 20 minutes to the drive time over traveling via the … Continue reading

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Penn State THON 2013…talk about WoW!

“Go big or go home, because it’s true; what do you have to lose?”~Eliza Dushku, American actress Forty-six hours on their feet. Zero hours slept. The THON dancers have done it again! The 2013 Penn State Dance Marathon total is: … Continue reading

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THON 2013 and Zentangle

“Wide awake I can make my most fantastic dreams come true.”~Lorenz Hart, American broadway songwriter Diva Zentangle challenge #106 this week focuses on Year of the Snake. My thoughts this week have been on that but on PennState THON. The … Continue reading

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WoW: Pittsburgh!

“History: gossip well told.”~Elbert Hubbard, American writer I traveled to Pittsburgh this weekend. My hometown has changed since my childhood but it is still the same. The skyline is still regal as always, especially from Mt. Washington. . I had … Continue reading

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Zentangle love…and loss

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”~Dr. Seuss, American writer and cartoonist This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge is to create a tile in memory of someone’s brother-in-law. She constructed … Continue reading

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Leap into a tangled WoW for Feb. 29

“We convince with our presence.”~Walt Whitman, American poet I realized today that, without my braces, I can eat BBQ ribs again. Maybe that was inspired by the rare Leap Day of February 29? Today I got away from my desk … Continue reading

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