1. Just Checkin’ In

    Just Checkin’ In

    I’ve spent the last week alternately writing my book, cooking up a storm for a networking event and setting up a table for my business at a local arts block party. I’m about to sign off for the night. Still clicking away – getting much, much closer to done!

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  2. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― Dalai Lama

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― Dalai Lama

    Originally posted on Tonight At Dawn:

    What a difference a day can make…what will you do?

    20140706-204001-74401979.jpg “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.” ― Dalai Lama

    Wishing a brilliant birthday to the Dalai Lama!

    *Drawing by K. Cecchini

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  3. My July Marathon

    Forging ahead and making my writing numbers with room to spare. It’s hard, hard work but it’s worth it. I’ve got a hired writing nudge to keep me accountable and I’m sweeping the decks except for the most time-sensitive other tasks.

    I don’t know when I’ll be checking in next, other than to say it’s wonderfully cool out after a lashing rain storm last night so I’m even more comfortable for this…

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  5. To Write, To Write!

    Okay, guys. I’m doing it. NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and I’m committed to this project. I’m even hiring a fellow writer to act as inspiration and nudge.


  6. The Weekly Bean, Two Weeks Late

    The Weekly Bean, Two Weeks Late

    I’ve been MIA recently. I’ve been up to my eyeballs working on some new projects for my business and, hey, the weather’s nice!

    We started our farm share three weeks ago and yesterday came home with a laundry basket full of spring veggies: garlic scapes, kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, the whole lot. I admit to being unfamiliar with kohlrabi and garlic scapes, but there are plenty of resources out there,…

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  8. June 21 is National Peaches and Cream Day

    June 21 is National Peaches and Cream Day

    Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:



    Peaches and cream, a traditional summertime dessert. Simply delicious! Today’s peach facts:
    1. Did you know?  Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
    2. “You’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked.
    3. Peaches were mentioned as early as 79 A.D. in literature.
    4. A medium…

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  9. June 18 is International Picnic Day

    June 18 is International Picnic Day

    Margy Rydzynski:

    Get those hampers out!

    Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:



    The perfect excuse to get together and eat! Who’s in? Odd yet interesting picnic trivia:
    1. Ole Evinrude had the idea for the outboard motor while rowing a boat to a picnic.
    2. Italy’s favourite picnic day is Easter Monday. It is called “Angel’s Monday” or Pasquetta (“Little…

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  10. Dinner