What Really Matters Most – Exquisite Moments

It was a feeling quite foreign to her.  On her way out to the porch, she found herself just pausing, several minutes went by, she allowed herself to simply experience this interesting sensation.  She realized she was happy, euphoric maybe even.  A smile came to her face, feeling quite natural in the moment, she realized…

Limerick Challenge Week 47: Tell Me A Story!

There once was a gal so plump! Always nothing but sit on her rump! Hence she decided to jog Oh! Fell asleep on a log Then hit the ground with a humongous thump! Limerick Challenge Week 47: Tell Me A Story!  

Project: Oral Histories

Organization:  Voces Oral History Project – University of Texas Libraries Website:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/voces/index.html The energy in the room was contagious and I caught the bug quickly.  I attended a workshop several months ago that was put on by an organization named The Voces Oral History Project – University of Texas Libraries.  It’s about documenting the contributions…

Project: The Free Minds Program of Austin

A Program of Foundation Communities Mission:  Free Minds harnesses the power of the humanities to help motivated adults overcome social and economic limitations and connect with institutions of higher education. Based on the national model of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, Free Minds is founded on the belief that engaging with the humanities can…

Limerick Challenge Week 46: Over The Years

Over the years, old lady in purple Once young but now walked with a hirple Laughed and danced all along Til she tripped o’er a song Now she reads books to kids in a circle. Limerick Challenge Week 46: Over The Years!  

Loving the Journey of Life

Oh where to begin today.  I have so many things going on inside me right now.  Life has been sad, painful, challenging, happy, wonderful and exquisite, often all in the same day.  The roller coaster ride is incredible.  But I don’t really like roller coaster rides.  I have found that I have lived life on…

Project: NaNoWriMo & NaBloPoMo

Hello fellow NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo participants!!  In addition to participating in NaBloPoMo, I’m also participating in the NaNoWriMo Challenge, both of which came to my attention several months ago and I’m very excited that the time is here.  I’m a bit nervous about it for several reasons, as the term challenge indicates, it can be…

Lists of Tens #2 – 10 Ideas Taking Up Space In My Brain Right Now

Do you ever feel like ideas run through your head at the speed of light with the force of Niagra Falls?  But then sometimes generating new ideas can feel like trekking through a pit of quicksand? I experience both of these situations all the time.  Sometimes ideas are coming with such a quickness that I…

Project: Lil Owl’s Little Free Library

I’m working on a project with an organization called Little Free Library and it is awesome!  It’s been several years since I first saw a LFL in someone’s front yard as I was driving down the street and fell in love with the idea instantaneously!  A free book exchange with neighbors and communities!  What a…

Lists of Tens #1 — Ten Things I Am Grateful For

Why Lists of Tens? I’m working on the craft of writing. Lists are helpful for practice with keeping writing concise, organized, effective. Something great I learned recently is that when you are a writer, you can be an expert on anything of your choosing, for at least a little while, and to whatever extent you…