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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

This morning began as most school day mornings do—the kids and I shuffle half-blind with sleep down to the kitchen, where cereal is chosen and milk is poured and requests for lunch are made. Then there are the 2-3 admonishments to “Finish your milk!” “Eat the yogurt!” “Don’t leave the banana peel on the table!”, … Continue reading

From Bright Drops: 37 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By

The lovely people over at Bright Drops have compiled a list of Dr. Seuss quotes that can change the world. At the very least, they provide a pretty nice blueprint for life. My favorite? Check out the Bright Drops website for 36 other amazing Dr. Seuss quotes, as well as other uplifting and life-changing mantras from … Continue reading

We Remember 9-11: Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

This is a repost from last year, but my sentiments haven’t changed, so I didn’t feel the need to update my words. Like our parents before us, who can tell you down to the detail where they were and what they were doing the day JFK was shot, most of us know where we were … Continue reading

How Much I Feel: Remembrances of Summer Past

I don’t know what it is about the summertime that makes me nostalgic. But this is the time of year when I am most reflective and introspective. I suppose it’s because so many of my childhood memories involve searching for perfect sea glass and exploring the rocky outcroppings that separated the private beaches from the … Continue reading

Z is for Zack Morris

That’s right: Saved by the Bell’s Zack Morris, for those of you who remember the Saturday morning TV show. I know, it’s his first name, which is hopefully not a cop-out. But deciding on a topic for Z was hard! From TV.com: “Saved by the Bell focused on Zack Morris and his friends: Samuel “Screech” … Continue reading

X Marks the Spot

X marks the spot…where today’s post is supposed to be. I’m kicking myself because I’ve had months to come up with a post for X and well, it just hasn’t happened. Trying to force it at the last minute hasn’t worked either. As far as blogging “rules” go, I’m a firm believer in writing quality … Continue reading

V is for Visual

For some reason, I struggled with the letter V for the challenge and couldn’t come up with a blog post until the last minute. Then I decided to do a VISUAL post. Hopefully it’s not too much of a departure from our entertainment and media theme to share a current art event: My birthplace, New … Continue reading

T is for Trash TV

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I watched a lot of TV as a kid. More than I do now, anyway. In fact, the TV habit didn’t really stick around into my adult life, which became busy with school and work, sometimes both at the same time. These days, I actually watch … Continue reading

R is for Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

This Stephen King novella inspired the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption, which starts with S, but Lynn and I are alternating letters and I got R, so I thought this was perfect. I could kiss Stephen King for writing this story. For an author who was, at that time, known primarily for his horrific fiction, … Continue reading

P is for Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! I’ll be honest. Poetry is not my favorite form of writing. I learned the basics in school and dutifully analyzed the poems that we were assigned, but I did not develop an interest in writing or studying poetry beyond that. I was never fascinated by the likes of Walt Whitman … Continue reading

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