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Poetry Friday: Welcome to the Farm!

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Welcome, friends! It’s Poetry Friday and I’m honored to be your host today! Best of all, my sister and nephews are here visiting from Texas, so there’s a lot going on around here today! (There’s an Inlinkz widget at the bottom of the post for your links. We’ve gone fishin’!) When Mark and I selected […]

Poetry Friday & Carol’s Gift from the Sea


It’s Poetry Friday & Margaret is hosting at Reflections on the Teche! This week I’m sharing the treasures Carol sent my way for the Summer Poem Swap. I feel so blessed to have received wonderful, perfect-for-me treats from the thoughtful poets in our online community! Carol created a 3-D card & poetry bookmark that touched […]

FOLP: Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey, copyright 2003

I finished my second “Friends of the Library Project” book June 28. It would be easy to say a lot has changed in the world since 2003, and even more since 1997, when Dave Ramsey first published his book about personal finance. But the principles of money management outlined here are timeless, which is one […]

Poetry Friday, a garden haiku, and EGGS!!

Mark sent me this one while I was at work.

It’s Poetry Friday! My dear puzzle-poem-pal Donna at Mainely Write is hosting today! My apologies for all photo size strangeness. I wrote this post at least 3 times last night, resizing photos each time, and it never published. Thanks to Donna for emailing — hopefully it will work this time! Today I have a garden-related […]

Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina


In early June, I traveled to Charleston for a work conference. If you’re wildly curious about what I do, you can watch a video created about one of my projects as part of the conference. In addition to eating delicious food (Kaminsky’s coconut cream pie stands out in my memory!), I went to the locally […]

Assertiveness, part of the #BizGirlMind series of e-books


My annual professional goals at work include reading one book per quarter on certain topics & blogging about them. For Q1, I read and reviewed Primal Leadership. For Q2, I started a book about negotiation but found myself unable to recall what I’d read (so much for reading on a plane!), so I switched topics […]