Author Archives: Becky

Preparing for tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the seventh annual Readergirlz Operation Teen Book Drop. Anyone who wants to can participate in promoting teen/young adult literature and literacy. I did this in 2012 and 2013, and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow. In … Continue reading

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Unsentimental Tea

As the narrator of Kevin Langson’s story “Brooding Intervals” explains his relationship with Mohsen, “We’d been meeting for sex, and increasingly, a bit of conversation and commiseration, for roughly six months.” So begins this tale of an afternoon told so … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

I’m never any good at these, but I always have to try. I almost missed the eclipse and grabbed the camera a bit late in the game, but shot these from 2:10 to 2:36 a.m. (Central).

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A few images

My brain needs a break from numbers and words, so I was scrolling through photos and thought I’d share a few. First, though I don’t know where all of them came from, I do want to thank everyone for sending … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

How refreshing it would be to spot this silhouette on a truck.

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Photo Friday, No. 390

Current Photo Friday theme: Glorious Such a strange spring here. Things that always bloom haven’t. Things that never bloom have. At least the azaleas were in fine form, though they were later than usual this spring.

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Throwback Thursday

I love seeing people’s TBT photos on Facebook and Instagram. Since April 10 is also Sibling Day, this seemed like a fun one to share again. Debby, me, and David with Papa, our paternal grandfather.

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Quality Time

Monday afternoon Hanley came for a visit and had dinner with us. Of course I asked her for a drawing for Draw A Bird Day. Just like with Lila, it’s so much fun seeing how quickly Hanley grows, and how … Continue reading

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Bird is the Word

April 8 is Draw A Bird Day! I first did this back in 2010, when the day coincided with One Day Without Shoes. I gave my bird shoes that day in recognition of the importance of issues surrounding children’s health … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

Speedee was so far ahead of my time that I didn’t even know he’d ever existed as McDonald’s first mascot. If you’d asked me, I’d have said Speedy was the little Alka-Seltzer guy. In fact, you can read here how … Continue reading

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