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The Garden: Mother’s Day

And what do YOU do for Mother’s Day? We keep our day pretty low-key. We make a special breakfast together. The kids make cards. And I usually get a pretty … Continue reading

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The Writing Room: Dear Friends

Dear friend, I want to start writing again. I want to start, but I must start slowly. Maybe it’s a bit too ambitious to want to post an article every … Continue reading

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The Atrium: Welcome to January

Oh, good! You’re still here! I’m still here! And even though it’s been six months since I’ve written, I don’t feel the guilt I’ve felt with other blogs that I’ve … Continue reading

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The Kids Room: Another New Cat

Our last cat experience was traumatic. Months on, my 5 year old would still talk about the other cat and ask me why I thought the cat would attack him … Continue reading

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The Dining Room: Medieval Times

My 6 year old’s life ambition is to become a knight. He wants to battle bravely and ride a loyal steed to protect his kingdom. He’s created an alter-ego dubbed … Continue reading

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The Reading Room: The Little Shop In The Big Woods

I started an experiment this year to see how profitable a little online used book shop could be for me. My goal was to make more money than I spent … Continue reading

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The Atrium: Welcome to June

Source: myvintagemending.blogspot.com via Jessica on Pinterest   Welcome, dear friends, to another month! It’s been a surprisingly pleasant month for me despite my dislike for warm weather or summer clothing. … Continue reading

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The Music Room: River Man Radio Hour, Vol. 3

This is my second Father’s Day without a father, so I’m borrowing a mix tape from my father. He loved music and made mixes for every occasion. A few years … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Writing Room: Soundtrack for a Dying Dad, an excerpt from my forthcoming zine

My “Coping with Dad’s Lung Cancer” Soundtrack While my family lived with my dad’s illness, there were many times that I felt that my self-pity was too much of a … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Guest Room: In Nonestica by Morgan Adams

A long time ago, I knew a little girl who always seemed to have a book in her hands. Her mother would read the little girl’s poetry to me sometimes … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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