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What was that?

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What was that?

Hold on, because you might think I’m weird when you start reading this. Hear me out, if you will. I have a certain memory, and it serves as inspiration for some of my writing. Inspiration for what, exactly? A sexy male lead, of course. Or at least part of him.   So many parts to […]

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H. A. O'Connor

I Heart Argan Oil

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I Heart Argan Oil

Dear RSO (Rosehip Seed Oil), You haven’t seen my face for about a year, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that there’s someone else. You see, Argan Oil and I were introduced at about the same time you and I started having troubles. I thought it was a rebound thing, at first, or […]

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Sheltered Garden, by H. D.

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Sheltered Garden, by H. D.

I took only one poetry class in college, but during that time, I was introduced to the poems of H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)  and have loved them ever since. I associate them with gardens and seascapes, and pine trees bending in the wind. A bit about her: Doolittle was born on September 10, 1886 in Bethlehem, […]

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Herb’s Garden

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Herb’s Garden

How do you say it: herbs (pronounced like a man’s name) or (h)erbs (silent h)? I usually say “(h)erbs,” (silent h) because I’m from the US. Still, when my family and I visited a lovely, family-owned plant farm near Lancaster, PA, Groff’s, the conversation in the car went something like this: Husband: What are you […]

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Overcoming Your Enemy

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Overcoming Your Enemy

We can all agree Mahatma Gandhi was a wise man, can’t we? If not, I recommend you watch the story of his life, Gandhi (1982), and give my question another try. One of my favorites among Gandhi’s many expressions of wisdoms is this: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear.” […]

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Funky chickens!

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What does summertime mean around your house? Around here lately, it’s meant funky chickens. That is, funky nest boxes and pimped out coops. All right, that last one might be a stretch, but either way, our girls are digging their new… digs. Check them here, if you’re feelin’ it. Catch you on the flip side […]

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Hot Process Soap – *Ready to use quickly!* – Green Marble (Citrusy Bergamot)

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Hot Process Soap – *Ready to use quickly!* – Green Marble (Citrusy Bergamot)

When I recently noticed my family was running low on our homemade soap, I knew hot process was the way to go. Why? It’s easy to make (as long as you don’t mind dedicating a slow cooker to soap making–you might pick one up secondhand, if so). It’s also ready to use much sooner than […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Saving the Green: Earth-wise, Budget-friendly Choices

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Saving the Green: Earth-wise, Budget-friendly Choices

Green is one of my favorite colors. I like it in terms of growing, planty things, and I like it in terms of cash. Nope, I’m not materialistic, but I am a realist (as much as reality requires, anyway). Since nature and I are already on pretty good terms and because I’m trying to form […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Confirmed Mutt

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Confirmed Mutt

I wanted to write this post earlier, but my eye doctor dilated my pupils, so I couldn’t see well for a chunk of the day. (Brief aside: does anyone else get completely disoriented when they have their pupils dilated? I felt like because I couldn’t see, I also couldn’t hear right or think right, and […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood, by William Cullen Bryant

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Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood, by William Cullen Bryant

It’s time for another installment of Feels Friday, since I haven’t had time to catch my breath lately, let alone write something of my own. This week, I’m going old-school with a poem that’s a longtime favorite of mine: Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood, written by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878). Bryant was known […]

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