Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: October, 2014

How Busy am I?

I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger in a windstorm… Busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs… Busier than a mosquito in a nudist colony… Busier than a cross-eyed air-traffic controller… Busier than a one-toothed man in a corn-on-the-cob eating contest… You get the picture. I truly wanted to …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. This video won’t play directly on my site. Please click …

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The Guidebook for Little Sisters Everywhere

Beverly Cleary (1916 –   ) is a well-loved American author who has written more than 30 books for young readers. Her books have sold over 91 million copies worldwide! As a child, I can still remember writing book reports on The Mouse and the Motorcycle(1965). For years, I wanted a pet mouse named Ralph, but settled …

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The Ever-Shrinking Comfort Zone

Have you ever noticed the older we get, the more we loathe stepping outside our comfort zones? Kids hate it when other kids laugh at them, yes. But adults? We would rather sit in a corner and not even live if it protects us from the pointing fingers and scathing comments of others.   As …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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My First Serious Read

S. E. Hinton (1948- present) wrote the first book that I read that felt serious. I had read other books that dealt with kidnapping and orphans, escape plots and evil, but the first book that I remember feeling real was S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967). She wrote the book when she was in high school. The …

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Finding Your Path

I came across an article the other day that talked about following your passion. That seems to be the standard bit of advice when you are not sure what direction you want to take, or what you want to be when you grow up. It is touted by the wise when you ask them what …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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