Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

Postcards from Outside Your Comfort Zone {3}: Dancing with the Stars

{In this series, readers send in postcards from outside their comfort zones. Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} I was so impressed when I opened my local paper and saw my friend Julie, who took on Quinnipiac University′s “Dancing … Continue reading

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The Middle Ages

 

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50 Years of Great Rock: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Hop on a 14-minute journey through the history of rock and roll. Starting with the classic rock of the Who in 1965, you’ll hear hard rock, psychedelia, roots rock, Southern rock, funk, punk, new wave, a quick nod to disco, … Continue reading

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Beyond Excited to be One of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year

I’m beyond excited to share that I’m one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year, and I’ll be appearing onstage during the BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote in New York in July. Just where is “beyond excited” on a map of … Continue reading

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Leave some milk in a dark cupboard to make homemade kefir

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #15, a link party. Join me by linking up a “milk”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} Have you heard of kefir? A fermented milk drink that’s a cousin of yogurt, kefir is loaded … Continue reading

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Searching for Dan Donnelly’s right arm

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #14, a link party. Join me by linking up an “Irish”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} I walked into the pub and tried to act nonchalant, but just how do you bring up … Continue reading

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Planet Amsterdam and Other Worlds

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #13, a link party. Join me by linking up a “planet”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder When … Continue reading

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Down South in New Orleans: A Family Mardi Gras

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #12, a link party. Join me by linking up a “parade”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} Leaving a blizzard on the East Coast to drive down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in … Continue reading

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From Bees to Brain Waves for Aliens: Unconventional Love Letters

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #11, a link party. Join me by linking up a “love”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “Only a crazy man would write a love letter that takes eight years to arrive.” –Harry Joy, … Continue reading

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Liquid bread/solid beer

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #10, a link party. Join me by linking up a “bread”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “All life is fermentation.” — Richard Feynman, quoted in “The Science of Beer” by It’s Okay to Be … Continue reading

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