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Snapbooks: The X-Files Earth Children Are Weird

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in snapbooks | 0 comments

I love The X-Files, and this children’s book is a fun foray into kid-sized Mulder and Scully adventures.

The illustrations by Kim Smith are adorable. Little Fox and Dana are cute, but the aliens steal the show as far as I’m concerned. I love Little Green Men!

I’d recommend this for adult fans to read to the littles in their lives. Kids will like the surprise ending, but this longtime X-Files fan loves it for its kitschy appeal.

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silence at sunset

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 1 comment

Silence is the order of the day when fishing. This scene makes me happy in ways that begin and end with gratitude.

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weekly photo challenge: weathered

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments

This week’s challenge, to take a photo of something weathered, thrilled me. If nothing else, I love pictures of old things. The uglier and more used up it is, the more I see its beauty in years of use, or possibly, abuse. I love this selection because of the juxtaposition of the once useful cast iron now rusted and the wildflowers growing around it. It looks like a fallen tombstone in an empty field — the name worn off and left as an anonymous reminder of our mortality.

Or maybe it’s just a pretty picture.

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3 things to do on a rainy day

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in good for the soul | 3 comments

  1. Look out the window longingly. Sometimes I like to embrace the melancholy.
  2. Snuggle up in a warm blanket and a good book. Nobody’s feelings will get hurt if it’s just a prop for a nap.
  3. Drink copious amounts of delicious hot tea. And by tea, I mean, whatever you want, even that whisky you reserve for emergencies.
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Photo of the week: Growth

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments


This week’s photo challenge is a little food for thought: growth. These lemons grew in our yard. We planted a Meyer lemon tree last year, and delighted in the blooms and little green baby lemons in spring and summer. Today, I picked the last of the lemons on the little tree. They are delightful – sweet and tart-but-not-too-tart. They are perfect to squeeze on homemade beignets (try it!) and grilled fish. Yum!

Meyer lemons are filled with goodness! Isn’t that something to strive for? Goodness? It’s the perfect time of year to ponder how we are working on our growth in all aspects of our person, especially our quest for the good. I haven’t really set out any resolutions this year, but I am on a continuing path to grow in faith.

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