The Importance of Cake

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I was listening to The Moth podcast not too long ago and there was a young man who informed his audience that he had found the best mantra. When he’s feeling stressed he… Continue reading

‘Tis the season

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‘Tis the season for … – far too much work leading up to the holidays – enormous grumpiness on my part – never enough caffeine – vast amounts of tinsel garlands in our… Continue reading

And that is how the day gets away from you…

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About 9:00 tonight I chanced to remember that today was my day to post something brilliantly witty and edifying. Or at least to post something. In my defense- forgetting to post isn’t like… Continue reading

Which Is Yes

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Phrases, lines of poems wedge into my brain, popping out at different times. This past weekend after a day of pouring rain and gray skies, I drove home from Memphis under mostly gray… Continue reading

Perfect Christmas Gift Idea – Make Bad Art

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By Carrie Pokrefke It’s December 3rd, which means Christmas is just around the corner!  Are you a parent or just someone looking for the perfect gift for someone who “has everything?”   I’m sure you… Continue reading

Tis the Season for Giving?

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – full of family and/or friends and yummy food and plenty to be thankful for.  I know I spent some time appreciating the blessings I’ve been… Continue reading

Thankful

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Australians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (that would be weird), but towards the end of a busy and stressful week, I’ve found that Thanksgiving couldn’t have come at a better time for me this year.… Continue reading

trolling friends – interaction on social media

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I have been somewhat transfixed and simultaneously baffled by my Facebook feed this morning. Anyone who isn’t currently residing under a rock is aware of the events in Ferguson, MO. I am not… Continue reading

Coming Home

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For seven years I’ve been travelling home to Texas from somewhere up north – six years from Indiana and one year from Arkansas. No matter if there is a 13-hour drive or a… Continue reading

Black and white

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Recently I was tagged by a friend on Facebook and invited to participate in a “black and white photo challenge”. You might have seen it going around. The challenge went for 5 days… Continue reading