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Category: Pen and Caffeinated Ponderings

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

If We Were Having Coffee: November Edition

“One of my favorite things is to have a three-hour conversation over coffee with someone.” ~ Andy Grammer Peppermint White Mochas It has been a hot minute (or month) since I did an If We Were Having Coffee post and it is high time I did an update. I write this from the snowy White Mountains of New Hampshire. I flew ….

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NaNoWriMo 2018 

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~ E. L. Doctorow Gimme ALL the coffee Happy NaNoWriMo everybody! Today marks the beginning of an insanely crazy month. Where sleep depravity is real, word sprints a daily exercise, Stopping mid conversation to jot something down isn’t rude, and not having enough coffee is a potentially ….

Friday Favorites: Fall Edition

“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.” ~ Robert Browning All the F Words I can’t do a Friday Favorites without compiling a list of all my favorite fall things to do. It would be sacrilegious! It just should not be done! Okay yes ….

Award Catch-Up’s

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey Slow and steady wins the race right? Months ago (starting back in the spring maybe? yikes!) I was honored to be nominated for numerous blogging awards by some amazing bloggers. And while it has taken a long, long, LONG while, I am finally getting ….

Dear Sugar: Eight Years

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel Dear Sugar, I thought many times how I was going to commemorate this day. Every time I sat down to write, nothing seemed right. Eight years isn’t one of those magical ….

If We were Having Coffee: September Edition

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” ~ Rita Moreno Update Life has been cray-cray guys. As you probably noticed this summer I dropped off the face of the earth (okay dramatic much?) and posted sporadically. Not to mention the comments. I fail! Legit I fail so flipping much! I want you all to ….

New Name. New Site. Same Me.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean Cha-Cha-Changes Change while at times can be incredibly scary is something I tend to embrace and welcome. With the changing of seasons and whether, I tend to look at it as new beginnings. I re-evaluate where I am, ….

Dawg Days of Summer

“The next five months are grim ones. I always feel sorry to have the summertime change, with the dark evenings closing in mid-afternoon, and will try to lay in some physical comforts these months – the best insurance against gloominess for me.” ~ Sylvia Plath Summer where did you go? How is it September already? I feel as if I ….

Friday Favorites: July Edition

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” ~ Sylvia Earle Friday Favorites Happy Friday everyone! Are you guys excited for the weekend? It has been awhile since I did one of these and this edition is filled with some (not all because I have to many) of my summer favs. I am not sure if it ….

If We Were Having Coffee….July Edition

“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” ~ Kareena Kapoor Khan With my updates from San Diego taking a bit longer then I had planned due to a smorgasbord of unforeseen circumstances, some good some bad, I haven’t posted an update in a Loooonnngggg while. In other words I be slackin’ dear readers. Nothing is ….