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How Does it Grow? Cranberries on Vimeo

If you love cranberries but never really thought about how they grow, you’ll enjoy this short video. How Does it Grow? Cranberries from How Does it Grow? on Vimeo.

The Girl With Moxie
Road Trippin’

Create Your Own Visited States Map This interactive map is floating around on the interwebs so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’ve visited way more states than I thought, though a few of these are ones where I … Continue reading

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Thank You, Teenagers (This is not a paid advertisement.)

So far this November, I’m thankful that Facebook (at least on my newsfeed) hasn’t been deluged with that tiresome habit of people posting one new thing every day that they are thankful for. My eyes were sore from rolling them last year. I finally stopped reading when I saw, “I’m thankful for the love...

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The Girl With Moxie
Five Years Later: What I Learned from Losing Momcat

Earlier this month I read this article on grief and loss, and it made me consider everything I’ve learned since Momcat died five years ago. Today would have been her 72nd birthday. Here’s what I have learned in the five years … Continue reading

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Site is fixed!

I finally fixed my site today. I still am not completely sure how I figured it out, but it involved using SSH on PuTTY and WP CLI and a bunch of other acronyms I can’t remember. The end result is … Continue reading

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Ironic Reactions and Ravioli Season

I’ve noticed lately that when I read certain stories in the news, my first reaction isn’t always…typical. In fact, I guess it could be called ironic. Like, for instance, the other day I read a story about a dad who kidnapped his 9-year old son in Seattle instead of returning him to his ex-wife,...

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Earworms for the Sleepless: Taylor Swift

The last couple of days have been busier than usual and I am tired. Too tired to blog anything of real substance, though I have plenty of ideas on what to write about, and I have the drafts to prove … Continue reading

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Twelve Easy Steps to Doing Creative Work while Parenting

Twelve Easy Steps to Doing Creative Work while Parenting

So I’m doing the National Novel Writing Month thing, only I’m not writing a novel. I’m writing creative non-fiction, what I would call sort of a fusion between Ann Lamott and David Sedaris, only less good than that sounds. Since November 1 I’ve written 27,887 words, which is about 110 pages. And I have...

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The Girl With Moxie
Been Caught Rappin’

Who hasn’t had this happen to them at least once? Okay, maybe not on camera…and maybe it didn’t go viral. Still. http://youtu.be/zP9KeQ_Ldco


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Musical Interlude: Postmodern Jukebox

If you’re on Facebook you may have seen a few Postmodern Jukebox videos. Headed by musician Scott Bradlee, this collective of musicians and vocalists (and the occasional dancer) takes popular tunes and reframes them as everything from doo-wop to swing … Continue reading

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