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Grandpa’s Words of Wisdom

My grandpa always said when an opportunity to take a class arises, take it. It’s always good to learn new things and you never know what doors it might open. In that spirit, I’m currently taking the WordPress Blogging 101 class. While I’ve been blogging in one form or another for about a decade, there’s…

The Great Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookie Smackdown

It’s October and pumpkin spice madness is officially in full swing. As a person who prefers pumpkin, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes and products to try. At a recent visit to Trader Joe’s, I bought a box of their Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s. Soon after, I saw Oreo had released a Pumpkin…

“Tomorrowland” at the El Capitan

I grew up a hop, skip, and a jump away from Hollywood but somehow never made it to¬†the El Capitan Theatre. Now that my son, Ryan, is 10 years old, I thought it was about time both of us had our first visit to the historic theatre. That came in the form of VIP tickets…

There’s Room for Everyone

I’m writing this post as an entry in the “Overcoming Writer’s Doubt” contest at Positive Writer. There’s this horrible voice inside most writers’ heads that says something along the lines of, “Who do you think you are?” and “Why the hell would anyone want to hear anything you’ve got to say?” That is the ugly,…

Rain

It doesn’t rain much here, in the desert, so when it does, it’s a special occasion. This morning I woke up thinking it must still be early because it was so dark but I was extremely happy to discover the darkness was due to clouds and a light rain. I like rain, but Ryan likes…

Learning to Follow

Most Wednesday nights find me in the arms of man after man after man… in ballroom dance class that is – west coast swing, specifically. Not long ago a more experienced dancer told me I followed well. I was thrilled! I also had to laugh because until recently, following wasn’t exactly my thing. In fact,…