I wasn't going to write about Robin Williams's death for a number of reasons. First of all, I didn't live in his head, so I have no right to conjecture about what went on in there. I only know what he shared with the world about his struggle. Second of all, like most of us, my… Continue reading Suicide and Quitting Before the Miracle
I get very excited when I come across a video of a live performance that's almost as good, as good, or maybe even better than the album version of a song. Particularly when it's a favorite song of mine. A lot of the time I'm afraid to even click on live videos on YouTube, lest I be… Continue reading Live vs. Album Versions: Pleasant Surprises
This is a post I wrote about 4 years ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I published it, or if I ever published it. I'm not finding it indexed in Google, so, here it is now. 🙂 Snow in twilight swallows everything, a down blanket that smothers all it touches. There is a… Continue reading The Man Who’s Seen You Practicing Yoga
© D. Ely, all rights reserved. When the wind wraps 'round this place I must admit: you're in my soul with uilleann pipes on trees and the promise of wild, unfettered greens and the voices, caroling, calling me home to some old place, half crumbled, that only I could love. Or could you see the… Continue reading Yeats’ Home
Squeezed into little pockets of time before sleep each night, I recently read yet another Michael Tougias book, because I cannot get enough of his stories of rescue at sea. This one hits a little closer to home than most. It's called Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy. It's about the tall ship Bounty, a… Continue reading Two Weeks in Twilight: Hurricane Sandy Through My Eyes
Time to start talking some more here, and what better than a meme? Friday 5 has posted 90 bonus questions to get the conversation started, and here they are - with my answers. What did you dissect in high school? A cow's eyeball. Blargh. In what non-bathroom places have you relieved yourself? Nowhere, I'm more… Continue reading Surely You’ve Been Waiting for This: 90 Q&As About Me
I just had to show that off like a badge of pride because I took THE LONGEST FRIGGIN' QUIZ IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTARWEBZ. My score was 48.89299% geek, aka Super Geek. What's yours - if you can be bothered to take it? 😉
I don't have time for long recipes anymore, and when I have a craving for something sweet & homemade, it needs to be fast. I mean, REALLY fast, from start to finish. So, when I saw this recipe for microwave fudge that takes only 5 minutes, I thought I'd give it a go. But I… Continue reading Lightly Salted, Dark Chocolate Chip Quick Fudge – Yum!
Found online - a meme to further the Christmas spirit. Please feel free to copy to your blogs, I didn't create it...I'm just continuing the chain. 1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Both, though not at the same time. Also, hot spiced cider! 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Growing… Continue reading A Christmas Meme!
One of the coolest things ever.I've been on a mission to get my adorable son autographs or other special things - it started with Sig and Edgar Hansen who very kindly signed something for him. And now this TOTALLY AMAZING selfie from Sean Astin for him:.@SheAndTheSea Is he 2 yet? It's still true!!! pic.twitter.com/I0glzIggg6— Sean… Continue reading Samwise Gamgee!
A dear friend did this meme on Facebook and passed it along. I don't use Facebook notes much anymore, so I decided to answer the questions here! "Getting to Know Each Other" 1. What time did you get up this morning? 7.44am - when Elijah woke. 2. How do you like your steak? Medium rare.… Continue reading A Facebook Meme – “Getting to Know Each Other”
The other day I launched an experiment into reduced sugar baking. I don't want my son growing up thinking everything has to taste like a Twinkie to be good, so the more I can safely (read: no aspartame) substitute cane sugar for something less hard on the body, the happier I'll be. Plus, with my… Continue reading Reduced Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
Last summer, I became obsessed with taking photographs of my then-baby (now-toddler) son touching things - especially botanical textures. He loves to feel different textures so we go exploring on nature walks. Something about his wee hand against all that natural beauty is wonderful. This photo was from last summer, but I look forward to… Continue reading An Ongoing Obsession
I am madly in love with everything about this color palette today. That's all.
I tried to have a natural birth. I really, really did. I gave it the old college try, 200% of myself, complete and utter dedication. I was scared shitless about the idea of having a c-section and wanted to avoid it at all costs. How could I spend 6 weeks recovering from major abdominal surgery… Continue reading The Thing About C-Sections
I'm not very active on Twitter, but I do enjoy the network - and in particular, some of the unusual, off-beat, funny, inspiring & otherwise-worth-following folks I've encountered there. I have a running list of my absolute favorites (J'Adore), but here are some cherry picked recommendations: @SevenSentences - everything in 7 words @crabwizard - Captain… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Tweeple
"Getting to Know You" - let's kick things off with a meme! What are your top 3 favorite foods? Japanese Indian Italian What was the last book you read and would you recommend it? The last book I read was "Cure Tooth Decay" by Ramiel Nagel, as I'm growing increasingly skeptical of modern dentistry -… Continue reading Getting to Know You