The Blogger’s High

Have you ever wondered why we bloggers spend countless hours writing, photo editing, posting, and commenting? I have. Blogging is self-expression and inspiration at its best; an enjoyable banquet of giving and receiving. This blogging has definitely become an addiction for me and I'm not ashamed to admit this dirty little secret! How can I …

52 Misconceptions of a blogger who doesn’t “really count!”

Last night I spent a significant amount of time visiting the blogs of "40 bloggers who really count," as featured on "Times Online."        The WordPress dashboard link, "Congratulations to Our 'Bloggers Who Really Count,' caught my eye and I just had to find out what these blogs had that earned them this status. As I read through the …

48 Contrast

We live life more fully by embracing contrast: spring, winter, life, death, creativity, career. Flowers radiate glory one day and wilt the next. Their exquisite beauty contrasts with their shriveled forms. This brevity makes me ponder my own worth.     If God would create such magnificent specimens whose lifespan is so short, would He not design my life with a …

A Tribute to “The Faithful”

The following is a tribute to the caring professionals I have the privilege of  working with and to those in classrooms throughout our nation. They are the unsung heroes who labor with little acknowledgement and modest compensation. These are the faithful teachers asked to spin more gold with less and less straw. If you know a …

Day 28 “I Teach”

"A moment happens while living upon this earth when you realize it is not all about you…and then you teach!"   I need to refocus! Yesterday's session with my editor spun me out of optimism and into a depressive inertia. I spent my time designing the "Refrain from the Identical" creativity site because I had …

Catch Up

  Elya's previous Asian Travels Catch Up              This morning I awoke with a massive "Parental Hangover." The throbbing began in my shoulders and radiated up through my skull. The last couple of weeks preparing for and then experiencing my daughter's departure overseas proved more challenging than anticipated.             Today I'm going to climb back …

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