Category Archives: Miscellaneous Musings

Merry Christmas!

May your holidays be peaceful and your 2018 productive in all of the ways you would wish it to be. Thank you for spending another year with us.   Advertisements

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What happened when I stopped wearing my Apple Watch for a week

As I had allowed myself to become more distracted by my Watch and iPhone, I had forgotten about all lovely little details that a more mindful life offers.  Having them back has been pretty great. Continue reading

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So I did NaNoWriMo this year — was it worth it?

Every November, I debate whether or not to participate in NaNoWriMo. Most years, I end up doing it, but I try to only do NaNoWriMo if I have a project that would benefit from its word-count driven format. I skipped … Continue reading

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Aristotle in my lunchbox

I’ve been slipping notes into my daughter’s lunchbox from almost her first day of preschool. I keep it as simple as possible — using a note from the Lunchbox Love series of notes or today’s cartoon from my 2016 Peanuts a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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a random act of poetry, courtesy of e.e. cummings

Lately, my eight-year-old daughter and I have been playing a game on our walks to school. How many different sorts of flowers are blooming right now? Today, we counted 22. Over the weekend, it was only 19. Who knows, maybe tomorrow we’ll … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Every year, Chicago dyes its river green in conjunction with its St. Patrick’s Day parade. The tradition dates back to 1962, when Mayor Richard J. Daley and his childhood buddy Stephen M. Bailey decided it would be a bit of … Continue reading

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Help Penguin Random House #GiveaBook to a child in need this holiday season

This holiday season, Penguin Random House wants to use social media to spread the joy of reading to children in need throughout the U.S.  Every time someone posts or tweets a message containing the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook or Twitter … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Seven-Year-Old drops a hint

Or, what I found on my desk when I sat down to write this morning. Guess she’s tired of waiting. I don’t normally do posts like this, but I haven’t been around for a while. Here’s what I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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