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One Morning

When I peeked outside this morning the sun was already shining over the horizon. A deer was passing through the nearby pasture. The dew sparkled magnificently. I had to spend the remains of the morning outside. I've only spent a... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Journal: Assessments and Recovery

Two weeks have gone by since sitting down to write a weekly post. I managed to catch a rather nasty head cold just before the end of the year. Headaches every day, congestion, sinus infection, and feeling like my face... Continue Reading →

Project 52: Capturing the Ordinary Magnitude

Today is cold and snow spirals from the colorless sky. The boys are rowdy outside with their politically incorrect toy guns. Boots appears to be annoyed with the boys' loud play. She's been watching the bird feeder all afternoon, hiding in... Continue Reading →

Christmas Journal

Last week went by in a blur. Other than Christmas Day the days were fairly even and mostly pleasant. On Monday I went to the Post Office to mail some packages and Christmas cards. The kids and I spent the... Continue Reading →

Writing: Oldest’s End of Year Letter

Oldest spent a couple of weeks working on an end of year letter for his writing assignment. For me it was interesting to see the events this year from his point of view and heartwarming that he still thinks of... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Block

Sitting down to write out our weekly life moments has always been cathartic for me. Emotions need purging and I've generally been successful in doing so with a weekly post on the ordinariness of my insignificant existence. I have found... Continue Reading →

Writing: Sparkles

Part of the Brave Writer lifestyle is weekly freewriting on a variety of topics. Sometimes we use prompts and other times the kids have their own ideas. After eight weeks (or whenever I bother to remember) the kids all choose one of their freewrites... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: A Roll Pin, a Ride and a Birthday

Sometimes this past week seemed really long yet the days flew by in a blur. Two occurrences made the days pass slowly. My husband had meetings most of the week that kept him from spending his lunch hour with us.... Continue Reading →

Radical Authenticity Challenge: Writer or Blogger

As you open up a New Post page this week, meditate on Shapiro’s words. What does authenticity mean to you? How do you feel right now, in this moment? When you identify how you feel, do you judge it? Is... Continue Reading →

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