Revisiting The Red Sweater

Two years ago I participated in one of WordPress’s Blogging University courses as I tried to hone my writing and blogging skills. One of my favorite assignments at the time was the challenge to write a story based on the given prompt, but from three points of view. I was pretty proud of the original…

You make me feel like dancing…

I read a post the other day titled “When I hear music…” and as I said to its author, it immediately drew me in.  The author of this post uses music in treating her patients and has found it particularly useful with teens. She will ask them what song best expresses how they are feeling…

Meeting the Neighbors

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to check out the blogging neighborhood and find new blogs and topics to follow. I already have quite a long list of blogs I read regularly but I found a few new ones today by using WordPress’s Explore tool in my reader. I entered tags I am interested in reading…

So, tell us a little bit about yourself

As summer winds down and the sweaters start making their way into the wardrobe rotation (it’s not just me, is it?) it’s a good time to dust off the old blogs and give them a good once-over to see how I can improve and update them. With that in mind, I’ve signed up for a…

Need a fix? Let me introduce you to my endorphin connections.

I wrote this earlier this summer about a wonderful, local, family-owned small business, that I can’t imagine what I would do without. Friendships made, confidence gained, and pounds lost. I learned today that they have to close the studio and they are currently looking for a new venue for their Zumba classes. I’m re-posting this…

The Paella Manifesto

I’m not expecting a Throwdown challenge any time soon, but better safe than sorry, right? Hey Bobby Flay could show up and try to make my signature dish better than me. The biggest challenge, for the both of us, would be trying to figure out just what is my signature dish. I thought about this as…

Wonder if the Pope takes rain checks

The Vatican will have to wait. At this point it will take a small miracle, or a change of luck, so there’s really no use looking through our bags for a fourth time.