Every Day is Earth Day

I was in an ecology class at MiraCosta Community College in Oceanside, CA when I first realized that throwing something “away” just means getting it away from you. I’m not even sure what we were talking about but when the instructor said, “there is no such thing as away” it clicked. It was one of […]

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Get Lucky

I grew up in the stereotypical 70s White suburban home. My dad went to work and my mom worked at home. He was responsible for 100% of the family income and she was 100% responsible for everything else. When people talk about representation in the workplace, girls being able to see women work and then […]

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Money, Money, Money

As a kid, I didn’t get an allowance and I never really thought about saving or spending. Once I had a job, I still didn’t think about it. In high school, I worked sporadically as school and sports would allow. My parents provided the things I needed and some extras, too. My Dad and Mom […]

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I Just Want It To Stop

This was supposed to be an easy one. I called my sister, Emilie, and asked if she would Read an Entire Book Series with me. She seemed like an obvious choice. We share book recommendations, a love of reading, and an understanding that audiobooks succeed or fail based on the narrator. Foreshadowing. I read all […]

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If You Build It, They Will Come

When we lived in California we took a day trip to the little mountain town of Julian for the Julian Apple Days Festival. We drank hard apple cider, ate apple pie, and bought a hummingbird feeder. In The Birdwatcher, a local bird haven that sold all things bird related, we strolled onto their back porch […]

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In My Expert Opinion

It’s easier than ever to find out a little bit about a lot of things. Anything you want to know is available with a couple of click of a keyboard. Why doesn’t my lily bloom anymore? Is basil bad for dogs? Do moose live in Europe? Is moose the plural of moose? As nice as […]

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Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

I’m not a goal setter. Perhaps it’s my allergy to accountability. If you never set goals you can’t fail to meet them. But, if you’ve been following along with this latest blog reboot you know that I have set a goal for 2021: complete 40 challenges this year. Tell a few kind souls, like the […]

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It has been A WEEK. I don’t really feel like writing anything but I signed up for this and I’ve allowed myself to be derailed too many times. This won’t be a long post. Just a heads up about the challenge this week. If you are like me, and everyone I have even mentioned this […]

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