#WeekendCoffeeShare – May 1, 2016

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If you and I were having coffee right now … I would apologize for letting the entire winter go by without catching up over coffee.  I guess I’ve been in a bit of a funk.  I still haven’t decided what kind of posting schedule works for weekend coffee share posts – weekly, monthly, quarterly, when the spirit moves me.  Truth be told, I am still struggling with creating an editorial calendar for 2016. Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Pablo Picasso

Interesting theme this week and rather timely for me, Ronovan.  This past Saturday, I had wanted to attend this new neighborhood association meeting but had several other commitments that had to take precedence.  Initially when I realized I couldn’t attend the meeting I thought it  wasn’t a big deal as the discussion was totally focused on this artistic group wanting to bring pop up art into inner city neighborhoods.  I am not an artist, I told myself and don’t have any input for this discussion.
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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Madeline L’Engle

It is school vacation week in Massachusetts so I am getting to spend plenty of time with children in our extended family this week.  Given that my nieces and nephews are buzzing around me as I try to pick out a quote to share today, this quote by Madeline L’Engle jumps off the page at me. Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Sylvia Platt

I spent the afternoon relaxing, hanging out with P-Dubs.  We picked out this quote for the week, then sat on the couch and contemplated how it pertained to me and my writing, took several phone calls, and eventually fell asleep for a cozy late winter nap under my warm and fuzzy corduroy throw. Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Maya Angelou

March is Women’s History month so I am going to focus my Writer’s Quote Wednesday quotes on women authors.  This week I visited with Maya Angelou. Continue reading

Saturday Shares – Dear President Obama. May I Offer A Critique?

Saturday SharesSaturday Shares is a feature on from the sticks to the bricks and back again that promotes deliberate re-blogging.  What is deliberate re-blogging?  A concerted effort to re-blog the posts of other bloggers deliberately and not randomly.  I have found that I am less likely to re-blog because I might be reading someone’s post at a time that is inconvenient for me to post or comment.  By saving links throughout the week, I can schedule my re-blogs instead of randomly re-blogging five posts all at once – a practice I find annoying.

Originally posted on Atypical 60.

Dear President Obama. May I Offer A Critique?


NOTE:  I try to keep politics out of my posts. However, after observing many issues, I felt compelled to put my thoughts in a letter to our great President. I have always supported him and continue to do so.  He has had struggles as our POTUS and overall he has done many great things–there are just a few critiques that I have. Read on and you may agree or disagree but I welcome your thoughts because I truly desire a country united of her people!  Thanks and I hope to have given you food for thought! XOXOXOXO!

Dear President Obama,

I am writing this letter to you to give you my honest opinion on the last eight years that you have been the leader of our United States of America.  You will be delighted at some of what I have to say and you may not be delighted at other things I have to say, but what I have to say will give you food for thought.

Since I voted for you twice, I feel that as a citizen of our country, I’m validated in my opinion.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Cory Booker

This week has been like Christmas week for me.  I started out the week watching a live podcast on Sunday from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate of Getting to the Point with Senator Cory Booker and yesterday was Super Tuesday.  And, let’s not forget the Republican debate tomorrow night.

If you’ve read my About Me page, it should come as no surprise that I was up well past midnight texting with friends also caught up in the races held on Super Tuesday.  There were really no surprises except maybe that Marco Rubio finally won a state (Minnesota where Trump came in third) and what came out of candidates mouths after the votes were counted.

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