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Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean


Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean

by Richard Logan and Tere Dupperault

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S is for Stars



noun: a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun; a conventional or stylized representation of a star, typically one having five or more points.

This is my “S” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Since I was little I’ve always been fascinated with the stars. Growing up in a small town in rural Iowa, you could look up at the night sky and see stars for miles and miles: an endless sea of twinkling lights. Continue reading “S is for Stars”

R is for Rain



noun: moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops.

This is my “R” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

My oldest thinks I’m crazy because I love rain.

“But you can’t go outside and play in it. And it makes everything muddy.”

This is true, but that’s not why I like it. Continue reading “R is for Rain”

Q is for Quandary


noun: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.

This is my “Q” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

I was first introduced to this word back in high school by my best friend. I’ve thought of it often as I’ve maneuvered my way through life since the awkward days of school lockers and failing Chemistry (I passed with a C – Go Bulldogs!).

Continue reading “Q is for Quandary”

P is for Podcasts


noun: a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer.

This is my “P” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or two, you probably have a vague idea what a podcast is, even if you’ve never listened to one. I listen to podcasts almost exclusively: during my commute, when I’m working, to the point where I am totally behind the times on what’s current with music these days. And because I thought it would be fun, I thought I would share some of my favorites with you to see if, by chance, we happen to be listening to the same thing. Continue reading “P is for Podcasts”

O is for Otter


noun: any of several aquatic, fur-bearing, weasel-like mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.

This is my “O” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Not many people know this about me, but I LOVE, LOVELOVE otters. And here are just a few reasons why. Continue reading “O is for Otter”

N is for Nature


noun: the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities; the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization; the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers.

This is my “N” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Even though I’m a perpetual homebody, I have always found nature itself to be fascinating and serene. Continue reading “N is for Nature”

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If you’ve been following along with my almost daily #AtoZChallenge posts, you might have noticed that I haven’t published anything in a while.

Well, there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message”

M is for Mythology


noun: a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person; the science or study of myths; a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered.

This is my “M” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

I’m not quite sure when it started, but I’ve always had a fascination with mythology, tall tales, folklore, legends and fairy tales. Continue reading “M is for Mythology”

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