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Ho-Ho-Ho-ing

“Ho-Ho-Hoing” is a hilarious yet accurate term that I first heard from my very accomplished viola playing daughter-in-law in reference to her many holiday bookings at malls and corporate offices every November and December.  1,230 more words

Homelessness

Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day. 423 more words

Family

Carpe Diem #628, Ice skating

minnesota.cbslocal.com.

My response to the prompt:

blustery night

dancing to Skater’s waltz 

MacCarthy Park

Note

Growing up in Minnesota USA

and West Allis Wisconsin, USA… 183 more words

Poetry

My Trip to Venice Beach: The Land of Scary Clowns

In November I went to a convention in Santa Monica.  We stayed in a hotel right at the beach in Venice Beach.  I was lucky to have a traveling companion who knew the area well and was confident driving in LA traffic and between our hotel and the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Monica where the convention was held. 496 more words

Travel

Guest Post Series: The 12 Days of Christmas

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day. 417 more words

Family

Finding the Light in a Laugh

Excerpted from Finding Your Force

Prayer: I know that there are NO OBSTACLES~ that all that you put in my path is for my learning… for my greater good. 1,134 more words

Memoir

The Write Realization

Excerpt from Finding Your Force:

After September 11th happened, I felt this urgency to get my life together. I had turned 30 years old two months prior. 771 more words

Memoir