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The Elocutions, ponderings, caffeinated addictions, of my mind. In other words, all things writing, coffee, thoughts and opinions.

Friday Favorites: Fabulous Four

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Another Friday and with the smorgasbord of topics and updates, I felt there was only one way to do this, an edition of Friday Favorites. Firstly I am so sorry you guys. I know I am ridiculously behind ….

Winter Blues and Some Self-Care

“Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path ….

Amazing Customer Service: Apple

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.” ~ Steve Jobs Apple I promise you this ….

Highs and Lows: Moments of Truth

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha The guise of social media  Social media is great at painting the guise of  the picture perfect. All rainbows, butterflies, and amazing food, (okay I am envious of all the food pictures!) creating social envy, and lamentations of “Why ….

Computer Lamentations

Hello Dear Readers! I know! I know! I have been radio silent and just a tad (okay a lot!) flighty about posting, commenting, responding and just all around communication. Feel free to break-up with me, because I have been slacking in the most important part of a relationship! But I swear! I pinky promise! I have a great, albeit muse ….

Merry Christmas!

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens It is always bittersweet when Christmas Day finally comes. All the excitement and anticipation has led up to this day and then suddenly it is done. We have to wait another three hundred plus days for it all to start again. It ….

Giving Thanks

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward Thanksgiving  Every year on the third Thursday of November, those of us here in the states give thanks. It is filled with the Mayflower and cornucopias, stuffing our faces with turkey and mashed potatoes, yelling at the TV ….

We Create Our Stories

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” Octavia E. Butler Struggling It seems like every quote I come across lately has spoken to my soul and this one in particular is yelling, I have been struggling something fierce the last few months. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I could do NaNoWriMo. In fact besides ….

Ten Years Of NaNoWriMo

“Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in.” ~ Louise Brown Ten Years First, Holy Expletive! Ten years! Ten years I have put myself through this torture. Ten years of word sprints, hundreds upon thousands of words, (over five hundred thousand) thirty days (three ….

Blogging Friendships: Partie Trois

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore Bloggers Unite It has been a bloggers week! Last weekend I got to meet the fabulous Lifewithlilred’s Sarah and the amazing  Sitbackandjustlive’s Jenny and this past weekend I got to meet the incredible Dannii from A beautiful Thing. Guys it was so spur of the moment, but so ….