Category Archives: Stuff about Stuff

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Home Baking

I stumbled across this post today — [SIDEBAR] Okay, let’s be real: a friend of mine posted it on Facebook, which is just about how all the articles I write about on JALC initially come to my attention. I like … Continue reading

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Crowning Glory

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. ~~ Henry IV, Part II, 3.1 I was on the search for something quick and whimsical today, and I think I may have found it: Australian retailer BlackMilk just launched its Princess … Continue reading

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25 Songs, Day 1: Music to Wash Dishes By

(Part one of my exploration of the 25 songs in 25 slightly-more days blogging challenge — a way to bank and pre-schedule a few posts for JALC while I’m off a-travelling.) Day 1: A song from your childhood I guess … Continue reading

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Peace Out

So today’s proposal went in and things got locked down at work, the suitcases are pretty much packed, the house-sitter is keyed up, and the boarding passes are printed. Guess it’s almost time for vacation. Of course, all of this is … Continue reading

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These Precious Things

The final (Day 20!) prompt from Writing 101: For our final assignment, tell the tale of your most-prized possession. If you’re up for a twist, go long — experiment with longform and push yourself to write more than usual. [. … Continue reading

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My Old Ohio Home

Catching up on Writing 101. Day 11, brought to you by the letter “L” for late and the number “18” for the actual day it was posted on. Today, tell us about the home you lived in when you were twelve. … Continue reading

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Melting My Heart

Years and years ago, I saw a Christmas-themed TV commercial where an adorable redhead is running to tell her parents that Santa had arrived! As they walk into the living room to see mountains of gifts piled up, Dad says … Continue reading

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