The Burning House

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.

via The Burning House.

The idea is to take a photo of the things you would save from your house.… Read the rest

The Year of the Dragon is Coming, Again

The person who wrote this is either brutally honest or doesn’t really like dragons.

Keywords: out-going, helpful, vitality, occult powers, intuitive abilities, influential, self-confidence, insecurities, energy, temper, hidden passion, trust, stamina, creative energy, concentration, original, resourceful, brave, direct, enthusiastic, adaptable, creative.

The Dragon is a helpful creature, blessed with occult powers and vitality. The Dragon marks auspicious events, from births to deaths.

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Five Manifestos for Life | Brain Pickings

Five Manifestos for Life | Brain Pickings.

Five Manifestos for Life

by Kirstin Butler

How a numbered list can start a personal revolution.

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the pants.… Read the rest

Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

Old Fashion Soft Sugar Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar

3 egs

1 cup butter (softened)

1 cup buttermilk

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together (I use a mixer)…drop by spoonfuls onto a greased (with Pam) cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with granulated sugar (can use colored sugar if desired)…bake at 350 degrees until bottoms start turning brown.

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Blog Copyright

» Blog Copyright.

This is the plugin I use on my WordPress blog to change my copyright each year. You really don’t need a plugin for this. It’s quite simple to adjust the end date yourself. I like the plugin cause it keeps it in place (as part of my footer) no matter how many times I flip my blog theme around.… Read the rest


Actually, a small proportion of women can detect their ovulation, being sensitive to mittelschmerz, literally “middle pain,” a twinge of abdominal discomfort felt when the egg is released from the ovary.

via Concealed Ovulation, Part 3: A Role for Consciousnes? – Brainstorm – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I feel that. It’s almost like the little twinges and cramps I get when my period is going to start.… Read the rest

Dear Diary: Inspiration for Journal Writers

What inspires you to journal, write something personal about your life? People tend to write about the bigger events in their lives. But, when you actually read your old journal entries, the best are those written about an ordinary kind of day. Or a catch up entry which helps you remember everything that was happening at that time in your life.… Read the rest

My Friend is Gone

This post is dedicated to my friend, Jules Ann.

RIP Julie. It’s weird, but I’m glad we made all those future plans about a week before you died. I’m glad we didn’t know there wasn’t time.