Breaking Bread

Yesterday, I logged into Facebook – something I rarely do anymore – and wondered if I’d accidently joined a Homesteader Group in my absence. Nearly every one on my Facebook wall was baking bread! And no, you didn’t read “Breaking Bad” wrong. It seems we’ve all collectively gone back in time, past the age of streaming television and straight into Little House on the Prairie.

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Friday Photo Prompts

If you’re looking for writing inspiration, go no further. These ten images will get ideas percolating in no time. Let these strange and awe-inspiring landscapes from real life inspire your next project!

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There Will Always Be Laundry; Make Time for Joy!

As many millions find themselves in self-isolation, it’s easy feel like we are squandering our time if we are not “productive” enough. Household chores and little fix-it jobs that we’ve left off for weeks or months suddenly seem imperative. But let me let you in on a little secret – since the dawn of time, since you were born, until you the day you die, there will be chores. There will always be dirty laundry and overflowing trash and drippy faucets and overstuffed closets waiting for us to organize them.

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“Pandemic,” a Poem by Lynn Ungar — Steven Pressfield

With special thanks to our good friend Joe Jansen, who sent me this poem, and to the website Science and Nonduality where it appeared … here is “Pandemic” by San Francisco poet Lynn Ungar, http://www.lynnungar.com. Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? […]

“Pandemic,” a Poem by Lynn Ungar — Steven Pressfield

It's Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR

It’s Monday! Borrowed this meme from Ali @ Our Book Boyfriends , who borrowed it from a long list of other bloggers. This meme is an opportunity to update everyone on what I read last week, what I’m reading now and what’s on the old TBR pile. And also, to connect with others in the book community.

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Girl's Guide to Surviving in a YA Dystopia

These are strange times and they’re only getting stranger. Luckily, I’ve read enough YA Dystopian novels over the years to be prepared. Here’s your comprehensive survival guide to getting through these tough times.

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Ducks in the Trevi Fountain: What Covid-19 Can Teach Us About Life, Love and the World Around Us

Ducks in the trevvi fountain

We’ve all seen posts griping about long lines at the grocery store, hand-sanitizer and toilet paper shortages, resource hoarding and general lack of empathy and understanding. The news is no better. It’s a constant stream of anxiety-inducing updates on confirmed cases of COVID-19, death tolls, the plunging stock market and temporary closures or suspended services.

But perhaps the most surprising thing to come out of this – something the disaster movies missed the mark on – is the human ability to seek levity in the face of imminent disaster.

Warning: Long, picture-heavy post behind the cut.

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