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One of mine.
In a whirlwind trip, I meet some extraordinary women both in Mississippi and in Atlanta. Out to dinner with 7 lovely southern ladies – honestly there’s no other way to describe these women! – one of them – oh, her name fills the air – Camille – leans in to ask me if there’s anything else interesting about my life – other than medical speech pathology – and because we are in a social rather than business setting – I tell them I’m a novelist. And the curiosity is sparked – several women want to know what I write. Odd to me that the word novelist does not conjure thoughts of fiction in people’s minds – not just these southern lady minds, but minds everywhere. I hear the same question, “Do you make your books up?” In my head, I hear, “Yes, they’re fiction.” Of course, I’m more polite and…
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Tornado in November?
“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”
I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.
A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?
It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of sprinting, and there…
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I am not a fashion guru, but these stunning looks are well – just stunning!
I though this collection was such a great source of inspiration Kate Spade Spring 2014, must of the pieces are so chic and cute, i love the details of the outfits, like the bags and rings! The pastel colours dresses are amazing my favorite of the collection. What do you think? What piece of this colection is your favorite?
Next Sunday, inspiration from London fashion week! Excited! 😁
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Cuando vi esta coleccion me parecio una fuentes de inspiracion increible, es Kate Spade Primavera 2014, la mayoria de las piezas me parecen super chic y elegantes, me encantan los detalles de los looks como los anillos y bolsos, y la parte de tonos pastel una de mis favoritos! Que os parece? Que piezas de esta coleccion os gustan mas? El proximo domingo un poco de inspiracion de la semana de la moda en…
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Portraits in Africa – Then and Now ( Young Gallery ) – video.
A nice review of FRUITVALE STATION with an interview of Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker.
I can remember, back in January of 2009, starting the New Year as many do with new goals set, new expectations for myself, and the feeling of a fresh start. Then several days later, I was one of many persons who viewed a terrible tragedy on a YouTube video. It was a haunting and poignant reminder of how precious life is and how sudden it can be taken. I’m of course referring to the death of 22-years-old Oscar Grant III, who was murdered on January 1st, 2009 by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) police officer at the now infamous Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland, CA. Oscar was removed from the train by BART officers, after he fought with rivals, and was shot in the back while lying face down on the train platform.
Among those persons who viewed the video was then 22-year-old film student Ryan Coogler, who…
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And I just love snow…
Yesterday was a bright sunshiny day. It was also day 5 of a 6 day work week for me, and about -17 Celsius with a brisk wind. I looked outside in the morning and said EFF THIS, or words to that effect. This is March for the love of all that’s holy, not January. It wouldn’t have been so disappointing to get all this snow if we hadn’t been seeing bare roads and snowless walkways and little tiny hints of spring. Now they’ve disappeared again.
I know I should not be saying bad words, not only because they don’t sound very nice, but also because they have no power to change the weather.
I will blame being tired of working, and maybe also the fact that muttering ‘oh dearie me’ like a proper grandmother just doesn’t cut it sometimes.
So for future reference, I have strung a few Eff words together and tried…
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And they found the ‘real’ Robin Hood…
Do you remember a place called Nottingham from your childhood?
You may know more about this city than you might think!
When we arrived in this energetic city mixed with medieval and modern, little did we know that we would find ourselves eating lunch in a sacred church, exploring deep and mysterious caves, and see Robin Hood everywhere!
… ROBIN HOOD! …
Is he just a fabled character?
Or a real legendary hero?
As a child, and still today, we have always been fascinated about Robin Hood and his quests with his merry men!
We supported his mission. We admired his courage! And we were enchanted by his adventures!
Having said that, we were ecstatic to be right here, the city linked to Robin Hood, where there are a series of walking trails with stories explaining the various spots said to have…
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I just noticed quite by accident that I started the VBA blog exactly one year ago today! I’m totally surprised as I had no idea this little site has been up and running a full 365+ days.
Thank you one and all for your continued support of your fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere. Each one of you is unique and worth reading.
Here’s to the Versatile Blogger Award and each one of you, my fellow VBA winners!