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- DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
- Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
- Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
- The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
- Starting a New Holiday Tradition
- The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
- Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?
- Symbols of Cities and Lands
- Land Meets Water
- The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
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Tag Archives: DPchallenge
It’s All in Your Point of View
I enjoy writing down stories and thoughts, although I have to slice and dice them vigorously before I can share them. I tend to ramble. Retirement and blogging are giving me a chance to see if I can become more … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Challenges Tagged Character Development, Diana Gabaldon, DPchallenge, Iain Pears, Point of View, Susan Howatch, Writing Style 23 Comments
The Elusive Sounds of Silence
“To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub…”¹ Oh, Will, you have no idea. We all know that sleep is a necessary thing. Adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep each night for optimum physical and … Continue reading
Posted in Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged DPchallenge, Insominia, Sleep, Sounds, White Noise 18 Comments
The Call of the Free Weights – Can You Hear the Voices?
Two purple hand weights sit beside me on my end table. They are being scrupulously ignored as they wait for me to pick them up. They should be enjoying happy lifts into the air over my head, feeling the sweep … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Writing Challenges Tagged DPchallenge, Free Weights, Grammar, lifestyle, Passive Voice, Physical exercise, Senior Health 17 Comments
From Mundane to Meaningful – Everyday and Special Times with Grandkids
Most of our grandchildren live about an hour from us in one direction or another, making it relatively easy to take part in their lives. We’ve gone to aquariums and libraries with them. We’ve gone to their parades, school fairs, … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Ruminations, Writing Challenges Tagged Books, DPchallenge, Grandchildren, Jungle Book, lifestyle, Memories, postaday, postaweek, Reading to children, Secret Garden 42 Comments
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