Category Archives: Just For Fun

A Sumptuous Summer Solstice!


Summer Solstice. The sound of those two words brings to mind a gathering. A celebration. I imagine myself mingling with friends on an outdoor deck that overlooks the ocean. In pink light cast by the sunset of the year’s longest … Continue reading

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#VideoChallenge: Home, Sweet Home


Day #6 of the 30-Day Video Challenge. Good grief. You’re probably wondering if this is going to be an every other day commitment, since I’ve missed two days already. Hopefully not. Like I say in my video, I’m going to blame … Continue reading

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#VideoChallenge: Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone


Thank you to my friend, Nita Beshear, for “challenging” me to participate in the 30-Day Video Challenge. This is WAY outside of my comfort zone, but for that very reason, I MUST take on this challenge. Each day, I’ll read … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge: Z is for Zippety-Do-Dah


Day 26 of the A to Z Challenge is the letter “Z”: Z is for Zippety-Do-Dah I have to say, April flew by! I can’t believe we’re already at Day 26. I’ve enjoyed trying to find something to relate to each letter … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge: V is for Valentine’s Day


Day 22 of the A to Z Challenge is the letter “V”: V is for Valentine’s Day One of my favorite scenes in The Red Kimono happens on Valentine’s Day, when, at the Rohwer internment camp, Sachi is perturbed that she’s “too … Continue reading

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