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I see dirt, people

I see dirt, people

In our house there are two distinct ways of looking at dirt: I see it, The Big E doesn't. When I go away for a time, I always clean the house like a woman on a mission. It's one of the few times the house gets spotless, when I won't be here to enj...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Media, Burgers, Pine Needles and Birthday

Media, Burgers, Pine Needles and Birthday

It was a good week. I had one client in the Sacramento Bee and Boston Globe, while another was interviewed by both the Roseville Press Tribune and Sacramento Bee. I continued my trend of eating out. I went to Thunder Valley Casino-Resort, won $5.02 and...

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On Ladybugs

On Ladybugs

Sunday afternoon, sitting in my favorite spot in this whole wide world, on my shady sofa under our backyard gazebo. Teddy's hanging out with me quietly, worn out from his morning adventures. A pair of finches are here too, in the crepe myrtle over my s...

Finding Our Way Now
Dyslexia: Finding Our Way Now

This is just a quick note. I currently have done a guest post on my struggles with Dyslexia on Misadventures In Strange Places. I would love it if you would take a moment to check. :-)The post Dyslexia: Finding Our Way Now appeared first on Finding...

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Rubys Musings
Musings From The Garden

Louise Brooks in her garden (c1925)I am never dressed this pretty when outin my garden, I like to get my hands dirty!! I know it has been a while since I have posted. How did you like how our fireplace here at Muse Cottage turned out?? Did you s...

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Goodbye, Sacramento. Hello, Minnesota

Apr 12, 2013
Goodbye, Sacramento. Hello, Minnesota

The past two weeks I have been experiencing a lot of endings. Today I am unemployed. Work is over until I can find a new job or a new job finds me. I’m OK with this because I need a … Continue reading 

Now This Life
A Little Headline Humor

A Little Headline Humor

One of my favorite ways to get a quick five minute laugh fix is to troll The Huffington Post for the most ridiculous headlines I can find. I literally give myself five minutes for this task, and the outcome never disappoints.Today, I'm sharing a fast s...

All Squared Up
I saw my first cardinal!

I saw my first cardinal!

No, not that kind!Not that kind either.This kind!With all my trips to the East Coast, I've never seen a cardinal. I'm not exactly a bird watcher, but still, how can you miss spotting a good-sized bright red bird? A whale of any size is also on my list ...

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Spring sprang

Apr 10, 2013
Spring sprang

It’s obvious that Sacramento wants me to leave. It was 85 degrees today. What the hell? It’s snowing in a part of the country. Did you know that? Here I am sweating in early April. I hate sweating. One of … Continue reading 

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When tracks meet trunks

When tracks meet trunks

Is it ever a good thing for trees to be growing out of railroad tracks?It sure is when abandoned elevated railroad tracks are turned into a mile-long greenbelt in the heart of New York City! The High Line transformed what was a heap of useles...

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