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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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Change is Good?

Snapshot: & Whatnot: Last month I read comedian Louie Anderson’s moving book, “Hey Mom.” Composed of letters he wrote to his mom (who passed some years ago), Louie shares the joys and challenges of his life: from winning Emmy awards … Continue reading

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Toppling the cups of our lives

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” Ray Bradbury This quote from multiple-award-winning writer Ray Bradbury presents a challenge: what are we putting into … Continue reading

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HELP! HELP! BATTLE STATIONS EVERYONE!!

Faithful readers may remember a blog Virginia posted in December about our beloved Williamsburg Regional Library (click here to re-remember: no bah-humbugging around) but now WRL needs my help and your help, too!! HONOR IS AT STAKE HERE, PEOPLE!  And … Continue reading

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER (on Halloween?)

In our go-to fairy tales (& costume considerations for Halloween) why do we think ‘they lived happily ever after’ will ever come to be? Will I ever find my prince? Maybe, maybe not. That’s ok, because the trick is to … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Social media feeds have been buzzing with the hashtag #MeToo, a movement started 10 years ago by activist Tarana Burke that catapulted into global attention this week with actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet to ‘give people a sense of the magnitude … Continue reading

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Pages of My Life

Turning the pages of my life, there are some chapters I’d rather not revisit. Tough times weathered my own way, not necessarily the right way. Perhaps there wasn’t a right way per se, bumbling about the fringes of ok and … Continue reading

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