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.

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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Leaving “all or nothing” by my 4th blogoversary

Today is my 4th blogoversary! I wondered at the end of my third year of blogging whether my blog would peter out without my list of challenges to tackle and write about. On my fourth blogging anniversary, I am happy to … Continue reading

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Levitate.

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #9, a link party. Join me by linking up an “invisible”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “Flying in his dreams was an exhilarating, breathtaking experience, sometimes literally, that tended to leave reality wanting, … Continue reading

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Cliff Walk

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #8, a link party. Join me by linking up a cliff-related post or a multimedia post on any topic.} My hiking past is littered with tense moments tiptoeing near the edges of cliffs, and there was … Continue reading

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Take a glassblowing class

{MultiMEDIA Splice — join me by linking up a glass-related post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “If you treat glass right, it doesn’t crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night … Continue reading

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Relaxing the rules on a new link party–join me on Sundays

I have a history of trying to get link parties going, only to have them flop because I make them too complicated. Is that what’s going on with MultiMEDIA Splice? To make it easier and more inviting, I’m relaxing the … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue

{MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party; update: now easier to join} Please press play and listen to the song as you read this post. “In a 1978 interview Dylan explained this style of songwriting: ‘What’s different about it is that there’s … Continue reading

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