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Blogging 201: Setting Goals

I decided to embrace a new challenge – a 30 day blogging 201 exercise via Daily Prompts.  My assignment for today is to identify three goals for this blog. Because writing down goals forces you to think carefully about what success means to you — “success” is different for everyone. Because having goals helps you
Category: Activism

“Green” Things To Know During Spring Cleaning

I was browsing through the latest post from long-lost-cousin Jolie Kerr’s feature “Ask a Clean Person” on Jezebel when I realized that April is the month she’s designated to deep clean the bathroom. That reminds me of some very important Earth Day type reminders for all you cleaning freaks out there. First, do not dispose
Category: Environment

Help Me Distribute Personal Care Items With Dignity

While debates rage over people utilizing food stamps to purchase lobster and soda pop, there is little public discussion about the things SNAP can’t buy. Soap Toothpaste Deodorant You also cannot buy toilet paper, diapers or laundry detergent. Are any of these luxuries in your household? What would you sacrifice to pay for gas to
Category: Activism

This Blog Post Is Filler

I have blogged every single day since October 1, 2013 as part of NaBloPoMo and using the Daily Prompts blogging website. That’s almost 6 solid months of daily blogging, sometimes more often. Until today. Today, I had nothing. The daily prompt asked me if I have confidence. I think that might be the most boring
Category: Other

One Shade of Grey

Do you share any physical resemblance or personality trait with one of your female ancestors? Who? What is it? Ah, interesting question because I look exactly like my Dad. But I do have my mother’s premature grey hair. All of the women in her family live with this affliction. I never saw my mother with
Category: Family

Blogging Brings Stuff

How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging. I have stuck with blogging longer than I have done almost anything else in my life – longer than any one job, longer than all relationships with the exception of Ledcat, longer than any project
Category: Activism

Lesbian Traditions

What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you? One of my favorite summertime Ledcat & Sue traditions was “Ice Cream Sunday” – after dinner, we would head over to Klavon’s Ice Cream in the Strip District. Sometimes we would invite friends to
Category: Family

Are There Five Interesting Facts About Me?

Today’s prompts – 3 in 1! 1. I was born in Upper St. Clair, lived in Mt. Lebanon and then Baldwin before landing in West Mifflin at the tender age of 2. My parents still live in West Mifflin. My earliest memory of our home in West Mifflin is the smell of a diaper pail
Category: Family