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Day 10 “Success” (#BlogFlash2012 & #FlashFiveFriday Haiku No.8)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Alaska Living, Photos, Poetry and Pros, Writing | 6 comments

basil blossoming

smiles, gentle touches, fresh bread

what is my success?





“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” 18. Conclusion,WaldenHenry David Thoreau

Fresh Thai Basil is hard to get to blossom up here in Alaska. So when I can plant it in the middle of our coffee table with a full garden spread to show of to my fiance, Geoff, it is one of my biggest joys and biggest successes. To be able to freeze, dehydrate and make into wonderful goodies to last all winter long as well as enjoy all summer long is even a bigger success. This summer was a great one and I even managed to keep the moose out of most my basil! This was from my garden three weeks ago. It is now probably the last week for a lot of these things to give life to me. We had 29F at the cabin Thursday morning and the lettuce had a little flash-freeze burn on the edges. Pumpkins, other squash, potatoes and onions are all I will leave in the ground! Moving the herbs and any cuttings to winter inside in the next few days!

Put aside your current need to measure success based on things. Look at your children, your gardens, your poems, your crafts, even dinner tonight… now what is your success TODAY?

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Raping Aphrodite (#OBSummer Splash Tour Review)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reading, Reviews | 5 comments

Part of 100 Authors, 500 Blog Posts

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Rambling about Obsession (Fourth-Wall Friday with R.J. Sullivan)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Authors, Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Horror, Indie Projects & Promotions, Seventh Star Press | 5 comments

I was able to do the cover reveal for one of  Seventh Star Press’s  latest authors,  RJ SULLIVANwhose latest novel, Haunting Obsession, is finally here! I also going to also add it here, but first here is a really cool Fourth-Wall Friday piece! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and have a great time. 

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