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Hello world, I’m back; I’ve changed.

It's been 16 months --almost the duration of two full-term-pregnancies--since I left the blogosphere. It's been an Beyond the Looking Glass wild kind of adventure. Please forgive my mysterious non-disclosure about the details behind my disappearance. I'm keeping them quiet for 2 reasons: It's too freshly painful to recount sensibly and sensitively--memoir needs a lens of distance to achieve objectivity; And more… Continue reading Hello world, I’m back; I’ve changed.

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Larry Keltto shares 5 critical insights for solo entrepreneurs’ success

So you want to know the truth about solo entrepreneurship? If you write and/or blog with the intention of finding readers, pay attention because you are already a solo entrepreneur! Not everyone prefers to know the truth about the plunge they're taking. Some people don't want to hear about the potential disappointments, missteps, frustrations and… Continue reading Larry Keltto shares 5 critical insights for solo entrepreneurs’ success

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Blogging Party: European Vacation

  Thank you, thank you, to my many blogging friends who bring Europe to me! I'm proudly American, but I lived in Germany and went to school there, and had the chance to get around Europe. So my loyalties are divided. The USA has abundant natural resources, stunning landscapes and an almost crazy amount of… Continue reading Blogging Party: European Vacation

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It’s October–join our pumpkin party!

Welcome!  We're glad you could make it! Perhaps the coolest thing about blogging parties is, they’re always going on whenever you have the time and inclination to attend, and no one minds–or even notices–if you show up before you brush your teeth,  with nothing but the radio on. Let me introduce you to five of… Continue reading It’s October–join our pumpkin party!

Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things
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Thinking about changing my mind (about categories); help me decide

I ditched my categories a while back, to give myself freedom to blog about whatever I wanted to blog about. It worked. Blogging stopped feeling like a classroom  "assignment" and became a spontaneous overflowing of whatever was on my mind. And my readers weren't freaked out when I went eclectic--instead, their feedback was that they,… Continue reading Thinking about changing my mind (about categories); help me decide

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Thank you to my friends who express themselves

Reading "The Art of Travel" by Alain de Botton has re-introduced me to the thought-provoking and  inspiring writings of John Ruskin (1819-1900). He has got me thinking again about something I can never seem to explain-why I blog and post; and why I read your blog or your posts (you whose blog and/or facebook posts… Continue reading Thank you to my friends who express themselves

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I needed a hiatus from blogging

You’ve been wondering where I’ve been. It’s difficult keeping up with the my rapidly-changing world so I took a hiatus. I had life reasons, nothing dreadful, but you (especially if you have chronic health issues) know how life goes. The biggest reason I didn’t blog for a month, however, is because I forgot why I’m… Continue reading I needed a hiatus from blogging