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Blogging Grooves & Life Updates!

Once again Virginia the blogger has been off the blogosphere for two weeks. Now she’s trying to get her blogging grooves back while juggling new things in her life that require massive amounts of time and attention. New opportunities + … Continue reading

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Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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ROSES IN THE RUBBLE TURNS TEN!!

There are celebratory grooves going on here at Roses in the Rubble! Today Virginia commemorates TEN YEARS of blogging. Bring out the chocolate cake, light those candles, it’s time to celebrate! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Virginia tentatively … Continue reading

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#LENT: A Bluebird Sighting

First let me clarify, I don’t remember ever seeing a bluebird near our home in winter. Lots of cardinals flitter about, but bluebirds? Nada. Last week searching for something in my bedroom, I heard tapping on the window. After a … Continue reading

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New Tomorrows…

It’s New Year’s Eve and time to say goodbye to 2020. What a year! So many challenges clouded our horizons. Global pandemics, loss, conflicts that continued unabated, hurricanes, fires, economic hardships, more loss…and failures. It was hard at times to … Continue reading

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VERVE AND NERVE

Virginia’s definition of verve = Guts. Gumption. Courage to have at it. Virginia had verve in spades at various times in her life, but these days hesitation has done something to her nerve, a vital requirement for verve. Why hesitate? … Continue reading

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YOU JUST GO ON (Virginia’s thoughts about it…)

When whacked out stuff hits our lives (an all-to frequent occurrence these days) what does it mean to go on? Going on is kinda hard with a coyote on the road Going on is not always an easy endeavor… Going … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with… … Continue reading

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UPSIDE-DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE BLUES

The next week or so Virginia is sharing a few posts from her archives (before she learned about things like “tagging.”) Here’s one from her first month of blogging (11 July 2011.) Last weekend I experienced a bad case of … Continue reading

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Celebratory Grooves @ Roses in the Rubble!

There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE! As faithful readers know, celebratory grooves for Virginia usually involve chocolate (lots of chocolate!) Can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Virginia ventured into … Continue reading

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