Category Archives: Et Cetera

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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Beyond 101 Things: 15th Quarterly Report

{Link up your favorite post of 2014 or a “year in review” post at Year in Review: MultiMEDIA Splice #5.} 15th Quarterly Report: October – December, 2014 I finally shook off the doldrums after completing my 101 things in 1001 days … Continue reading

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Link up your favorite post of 2014

In honor of the coming new year, I will be relaxing the rules on my new link party, MultiMEDIA Splice, and inviting bloggers to link up their favorite post of 2014. I hope to see you on Sunday. Merry Christmas! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Outtakes

Every year for 15 years, I gather my sons in the yard to take a Thanksgiving snapshot. Some years there’s a turkey to baste, some we have to hit the road. Some years snow, some brilliant sunshine. Some years with … Continue reading

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Do Only Fuddy-Duddies Question Comedians and Interstellar?

How many times have I been that teacher in the front of the room when the kids are supposed to be working quietly, but wave after wave of suppressed giggles come forward? Does it even matter whether someone really cut … Continue reading

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Get mine

Once, he revealed his true core: “Get mine– God gave dominion over the Earth and animals.” Speechless, I sputtered empty words: “Shame on you,” deeply serious, but he laughed. Later, I was just another pawn to use and discard. Shame … Continue reading

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Elephant Ride

Our elephants are headed for dense jungle at dawn. Although they know the path well, the old man goads them on. And yet more than elephants go on this steamy day. My boys leave for adulthood, while I goad them … Continue reading

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Soaring

We ran off the cliff. A thermal caught us and we soared, tight circles up on a column of air. I landed, shaking, never so close to death, never so alive, my first time hang gliding off a cliff – … Continue reading

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Karma in a Plastic Bag

She said releasing the creatures would make merit, a boon for our souls for under a dollar. Freed from plastic, they spread into the water like goodness into the world. But would she recapture them early tomorrow, so the cycle … Continue reading

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From the DMV to the DMZ

My son the math genius and I were rushing to his driving test, so I was surprised when he flicked on the right blinker for a detour. “I’m just going to practice backing in for a minute,” David said. Despite … Continue reading

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