Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Christmas Came Early This Year

Christmas came early this year – in the form of black ice and a telephone pole. I was driving to work, minding my own business, and suddenly I felt like my poor car slipped on a banana peel. It shot forward and slammed head on into a telephone pole. Many kind people came running 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.  

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What Winnie the Pooh Never Knew

I have always been a fan of the bear who loves honey (or as he calls it “hunny.”) Winnie the Pooh, both in book and movie form, has entertained me since I was a child. The entire cast of characters in the Hundred Acre Wood have enchanted children for decades. Written by A.A. Milne (1882-1956), the …

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Holiday Wishes

I saw this on Facebook the other day and it is so very true. I count myself lucky when people ask what I want for Christmas or birthdays and I cannot think of a single thing. It shows that I am content with what I have and allows me to focus on what really matters. …

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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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Making Your Own Magic

I think I owe a debt of gratitude to Edward Eager (1911-1964). He was an American lyricist and playwright who became a children’s book author. Why would a someone so successful in the theater turn to children’s lit? Because he couldn’t find stories he wanted to read to his son. That is the best reason …

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More Writerly Gift Ideas

We are fast approaching the biggest gift giving day of the year!! Are you ready to give the writers in your life something they will love? Last week, I gave you a bunch of ideas and the list kept growing. 🙂 If none of those struck the right chord for you, how about one of …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Ups

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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