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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.

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 ….

Bloggers Weekend: Deuxième Partie

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” ~ Thomas Aquinas I am still smiling from this past weekend. It really was one for the books and made my heart so full of happiness, love, and friendship. Not only did I get to meet Sarah from lifewithlilred, but I also got to meet Jenny from ….

AnkhorRed: A Blogger’s Weekend

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Bloggers Weekend I can not even begin to describe how epic this past weekend was. Not only did I get to meet and have a friend slash blogger stay with me, but I actually got to meet two bloggers. (more on the latter well later!) ….

Why Social Media Can be a Friend Killer

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.” ~ Dorothy Day The Pro’s There is a simple reason why social media is a billionaire dollar industry, it has made a vast world seem so much smaller with just a click of a button. From the days of AIM and the original “Messenger,” ….