Monthly Archives: June 2013

This is a mash of two days worth of prompts.  I spent the whole day avoiding the What does getting back to your roots like you to you? prompt.  I figured I could smash it up with the How important … Continue reading

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Culture on the Daily

NaBloPoMo asks today: How much does your culture come into play in your day-to-day life? I think of culture and I think of little petri dishes with blobs of organisms growing together in a delicious medium. Or the stuff that makes … Continue reading

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Traditions when there is no tradition to follow.

Writers are expected to write about things that make you want to slow down and carefully consider the words.  I often think bloggers who write about things that are less than inspirational  go the wayside.  I have spent the better … Continue reading

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On this day, 25 years ago.

Today is the 25th anniversary of my third child’s birth.  A girl.  Not one for all the poking and prodding of pregnancy tests, I named this baby before she came earthside and it’s a good thing she’s a girl, because … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Today’s prompt asks whether I am named after someone in my family tree.  My name was always Katherine Ann.    Maybe it was growing up in the 60s and 70s, but I hated my name.  It just didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Planting my own family tree

I’m asked to look back three generations , look up my family tree and look around in awe at all that is beautiful and ripe for the taking.   And the truth is, the hard scrabble at the foot of … Continue reading

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My Family Tree is a Stump

I still haven’t looked at NaBloPoMo’s daily prompts as a list.  I decided to take them one at a time.  The task of looking at one’s roots and writing about ancestry is nothing to sneeze at. When things are difficult, … Continue reading

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