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Snapshots & Whatnot: Courage (the creative kind!)

Visiting the Eastern Shore of Virginia (the state, not to be confused with blogger Virginia, the person) we popped up to see the charming town of Berlin, MD. The side of the information center was a huge mural, filled with … Continue reading

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Books! Books! Favorite Books!!

As many of you know, Virginia likes books and reads piles of them (as posted here previously Books! Reading! Books! Reading!) This week a friend tagged me on Facebook to post covers of 10 favorite books, so here’s my response … Continue reading

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Roses in the Rubble (How to Find…)

As June winds down blogger Virginia is getting ready for a celebration: Roses in the Rubble turns 8 on 30th June. Can’t believe it’s been 8 years of blogging! To honor the occasion, here is the original post (set up … Continue reading

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BOOKS! READING! BOOKS! READING! BOOKS!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess “I cannot live without books.”  Thomas Jefferson I like books. I really like books. As a self-confessed … Continue reading

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Lullabies for Insomniacs : )

Blogger Virginia’s wisdom is all tapped out, what with all she shared last week(!) Plus she’s a tad wiped out from a misbehaving thyroid that occasionally makes a full night of sleep an elusive endeavor. (Sporadic sleep a well-rested blogger … Continue reading

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Life Advice: (keep on) Wearing Sunscreen

In 2017 Virginia passed the 30-year marker since her undergraduate university graduation, which means twenty years of added experience after the commencement advice whipped up for the Class of 1997 (as shared here last week.) Twenty years for Virginia (the … Continue reading

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Life Advice: Wearing Sunscreen (+ lots more!)

Way back in 1997 when I was working in the Middle East, a friend sent me a copy of the Chicago Tribune commencement editorial by Mary Schmich. She began her if-I-was-invited-to-speak-to-the Class of 1997 speech with “Wear sunscreen” as her … Continue reading

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