Category Archives: 2012 Blogathon

A Thank You to Michelle Rafter

Today my post is a thank-you note to Michelle Rafter, the mastermind behind the Blogathon. Michelle, Thank you for dreaming up this fabulous idea of a Blogathon and keeping it alive and growing for FIVE years! I appreciate the insight, … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Love Google Calendar

Late one night during the Blogathon, my head hurt from trying to map out my writing, obligations, including 31 days of posts! (And — ahem — that was 31 more posts than I’d written in the previous 31 days…if you … Continue reading

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Saturday Stand Outs

Note: There are 252 bloggers participating in this year’s Blogathon. That means there’s a lot to read. Every Saturday in May, I’m  posting links to three of the posts that really stood out from the many (fabulous) posts I read … Continue reading

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Final 20 great things about the past year

As I mentioned in this post, and this post, I am posting great things about the past year. Today the list continues with these final 20 additions (11 + 10 + 20 = 41): Watching both of our boys become … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Lessons from the Mexican Restaurant

My older son recently had a doctor’s appointment that kept him away from school during his school lunch hour. After his appointment was finished, we went out to lunch to celebrate another year of good health. (Never mind that we … Continue reading

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Blogathon Theme Day: If I Started Blogging Today I Would…

Today’s Blogathon Theme topic has me thinking: are there things I would do differently, now that I’ve been blogging here for over three years?  (Read my first post from October 2008 here.) My usual mode of operation is to seek … Continue reading

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A Poem (or three) by William Stafford

One of my favorite poets is the late William Stafford. Like me, he was an Oregonian. And like me, he loved words. Oh, to be able to put words on the page in the way he did. As a Friday … Continue reading

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