Food on Fridays: Baked Oatmeal

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(smaller button below)For the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. We’re pretty relaxed over here, and stories and photos are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays … [Read more...]

Curiosity Journal: July 27, 2011

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Each Wednesday I’m recording a Curiosity Journal, a recap of the past week. Tag words are: reading, playing, learning, reacting and writing. :::Some of you have mentioned that you’re keeping a Curiosity Journal, as well. Leave your link in the comments so that we can visit and enjoy your weekly … [Read more...]

His Handiwork

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New life springs from decay; the rotting birch offers its fading strength to a cedar seedling. A monarch drinks deep of summer's sweetness.   Cloud formation streaks across blue sky. Evening light brushes watercolor rose along textured storm clouds. The … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Walking Waffles

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(smaller button below)For the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. We’re pretty relaxed over here, and stories and photos are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays … [Read more...]

Curiosity Journal: July 20, 2011

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Apologies for the belated post today.Each Wednesday I’m recording a Curiosity Journal, a recap of the past week. Tag words are: reading, playing, learning, reacting and writing. :::Some of you have mentioned that you're keeping a Curiosity Journal, as well. Leave your link in the comments … [Read more...]

Short Essay Practice

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Searching for your next blog post idea? Want a little writing challenge?Consider this SAT essay prompt from Cracking the SAT: 2011 Edition (The Princeton Review):In his poem "In Memoriam," romantic poet Alfred Lord Tennyson expresses his view that loss is an unavoidable consequence of love. Yet, … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Beets Are Back

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(smaller button below)For the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. We’re pretty relaxed over here, and stories and photos are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays … [Read more...]

There and Back Again: So Much Life

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The world seems so full of life in summer, when leaves and lawn spread into a thick, full green. This is the peak, before rain forgets to fall and grass withers to a brittle brown.For now, redbud leafs outside my office window.Ferns sway lazily in a shady corner.Hydrangea's giant snowballs bloom … [Read more...]

Curiosity Journal: July 13, 2011

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Each Wednesday I’m recording a Curiosity Journal, a recap of the past week. Tag words are: reading, playing, learning, reacting and writing. :::Some of you have mentioned that you're keeping a Curiosity Journal, as well. Leave your link in the comments so that we can visit and enjoy your … [Read more...]

Love One Another

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"A new command I give you: Love one another.As I have loved you, so you must love one another."(John 13:34 NIV ©1984)This "motto," as my dad calls it, belonged to his mother and currently hangs on the wall of my parents' breakfast room.I never knew this grandmother, so I don't know what it meant to … [Read more...]

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