My True Colors

So, I was sitting here with coffee. And I looked up to see this: That about sums me up. And it cracks me up. Don’t forget to laugh at yourself, too. Laughter cuts the bitterness of that black coffee I’m obviously addicted to.

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SHOES

Yep, I’m gonna go be a photographer now. Isn’t that artsy? (I respect photographers and know nothing about it. Just bein snarky). Anyway, let’s not hang around. I know you’re anxious to hear the rest of my story – why I’m in this dark mood. Ugh. I’m workin’ on it. I want you to understand…

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Flirt or Flatter a Fan of Your Reader: A How-To

Let me entice you to come on my road trip. I’m sure you are doubting the wisdom of the driver and what direction I’m taking us in, or to (play on dirección – address). But I like a manual transmission, which means I really know how to drive. Sit back, don’t tell me how to…

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I’m Planning a Road Trip

I’m going to take you on a trip. To literary wonderlands of thought-provoking, question-inducing blurbs of the reality I’ve invented, and am still working on. My philosophy comes from thoughts that roll, evolve, and rot in the metaphorical compost pile of my mind. I try to make the accidental seedlings grow. I listen to the…

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Your Reality Depends on How You Build Your Forms

There are lots of ideas out there in the world. Lots of information, lots of controversy. I have no designs on telling you how to believe. I just want to mention that you can always change your views, outlook, opinions. It takes some analysis of your thoughts, and honesty with yourself. It takes a pinch…

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First Challenge to Flower Talk

Hello, flower enthusiasts and bilingual (or soon to be bilingual!) conversationalists of the blog-verse. I appreciate the interest in reading and/or participating. I am excited to see what we can come up with – a catalog of beautiful photos with beautiful words beneath them that pay homage to our beautiful world of nature. This challenge…

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Do I Expect a Follow-Back?

Absolutely not! I’ve got some pretty tough skin (though not quite tough enough for Twitter, yet. And yeah, I quit Facebook years ago, but there’s other reasons for that departure). If you don’t think we vibe, hey, that’s your prerogative. If I shout you out, that does not mean I expect something in return or…

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A Challenge to Flower Talk

Everyone has heard, at least once, that talking to your flowers or plants can help them grow. I believe this to be true. Once, I was asked if speaking to the flowers in Spanish versus English makes a difference. I don’t have any idea, so I try to speak to them in both, or a…

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Garden Troubles

My tomatoes are finally turning red. We bought nine organic tomato plants in late spring and they have grown to be quite tall with many roma tomatoes hanging on the vines. I have not had any problems with pests and the rains have helped immensely. However, I have just lost a few plants. It happened…

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Trashy TV is the TV for Me

I don’t often watch television. Every few years the cable goes off for a year or two because it’s not a necessity for us. I am rarely interested in weekly drama or comedy shows. I prefer to watch reality TV. From documentaries such as DiCaprio’s Before The Flood, or The Great British Baking Show, to…

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Put Protective Eye Wear on Your New Baby Checklist

The title of this post is intended to be humorous, as well as a warning to new parents. When my son was about 10 months old, I almost lost my right eye (it felt like it anyway). When my sister and I were babies, my sister poked my father in the eye with a toe,…

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Make Your Own Damn Salad Bar

I love making salad. I’m a white person, so I like the plain stuff (my husband mexícano always looks at it like, “But what did you cook?”). Rather than discuss the fine culinary skills of my ancestors, I’d like to just say this about something I’ve made a lot. You can make your own salad…

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