Posts Tagged ‘ Reverb10 ’

Reverb11: Community in my Kitchen (and the best sugar cookie recipe ever!)

December 17, 2011
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Unfrosted sugar cookies. (photo by Tui Snider)

Community in my kitchen I could fill several blog entries talking about all the places I have experienced community in 2011 – online, offline and even overseas – but for this Reverb11 post I’m going to expound upon the sense of family I’ve enjoyed right in my very own kitchen. My husband has two grown…

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Reverb11: Santa Meets Synchronicity

December 13, 2011
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Piano keys. (photo by Tui Snider)

Santa Meets Synchronicity What with getting married in the spring and finally unpacking stuff I’ve been carting from one storage unit to another, it’s been a nesty year for me. Much of this nesting involved discarding clutter, so a few weeks ago, when my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I couldn’t think of…

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Resound11: Synesthesia is my Superpower

December 8, 2011
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Shadows and the curve of our street. (photo by Tui Snider)

Synesthesia is my Superpower I chose Synesthesia as my superpower because, while I find it a positive quality, it is often described as a mental disorder. Check out this article from Discovery magazine entitled, Top 10 Little-Known Mental Disorders, which claims, “Synesthesia is a disorder resulting in the sufferer experiencing an alternate sense as a result…

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Vices, Surprises & Life as Art

December 2, 2011
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Cheeky face at Hampton Court Palace in London. (photo by Tui Snider)

Here are four different websites I have found (so far!) which pick up where #Reverb10 left off. So whether you call it #Reverb11, #Relish, #Resound11, or something else - take your pick from these prompts for Day 2.

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#Resound11 Day One – One Word to Describe 2011

December 1, 2011
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Bare branches. (photo by Tui Snider)

Hey there, mindful bloggers, it's time for #Resound11. What's that, you ask? #Resound11 is kind of like a blogger's advent calendar, although the gifts you gain come not from what you take out, but from the energy you put into it. These gifts come in the form of insights, epiphanies and friendships with other bloggers.…

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Mental Mosaic: New Tagline, New Directions for 2011

December 23, 2010
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I have been blogging at Mental Mosaic since March 9th (my birthday) of 2007. I chose the name “Mental Mosaic” because I didn’t want to limit my blog topics. I also love mosaics, both figuratively and literally. I like the idea of taking one’s pieces and rearranging them into something new and even beautiful. That’s…

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Reverb 10: Falling back in touch with my wife-in-law

December 19, 2010
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Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Tui Cameron

Today’s post was triggered by the following Reverb 10 prompt, which comes from Martha Mihalick December 16 – Friendship How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? I recently spent a couple hours talking to my wife-in-law on the phone. What’s…

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Reverb 10: Lesson Learned & Being Effective

December 17, 2010
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photo by Tui Cameron

Today’s Tara Weaver who wrote the book, The Butcher and the Vegetarian: One Woman’s Romp Through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis. (Heck of a title, eh?) What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? While I am not sure…

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Armageddon knock knock joke

December 16, 2010
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Scattering birds. Photo by Tui Cameron

If you thought Armageddon was right around the corner, would you offer a big sale at your store? That’s precisely what LTD Jewelers did in this commercial. How’s that for surreal? The guy seems so cheery about it. I kept expecting him to say, “We won’t be under-souled!” or break into a song and dance…

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Coping with Christmas Music Burnout: Free Holiday Music Downloads

December 15, 2010
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photo by Tui Cameron

Are you sick of Christmas music? If so, you are not alone. Any song gets annoying if you hear it too many times in a row. The first restaurant job I ever had was in a gyro joint where the guy would play “Funky Town,” over and over. Oddly, I still like that song, but…

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Reverb 10: Appreciate (I am unfurling!)

December 14, 2010
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Unexpected bloom. Photo by Tui Cameron

Sometimes, like this fall crocus, you’ve got to let yourself go against the prevailing theme of the season. I skipped work today. There were no deadlines, but still, Tuesdays are my Monday. It’s not like there wasn’t plenty of work to do. Instead, I chose to continue unpacking my things. I have been living here…

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Reverb 10: Action steps (& my struggle with clutter)

December 13, 2010
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Open toe boots, the ultimate in practicality. Photo by Tui Cameron.

Today’s Reverb 10 prompt comes from Scott Belsky who wrote a book called Making Ideas Happen Prompt: Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? Lately, it feels like there are more ‘next steps’ in my life right than there are in this season’s…

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Guerilla Musicals in Public Places

December 12, 2010
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photo by Tui Cameron

See the mop in the photo above? I can just imagine a lonely janitor grabbing it, then breaking into a song and dance number about the girl he loves but is too shy to woo – can’t you? Of course, I have seen a lot of musicals this year, which could explain why my mind…

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Reverb 10 prompt: 11 Things You Do Not Need

December 11, 2010
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Everything I own. Photo by Tui Cameron.

Today’s Reverb 10 prompt comes from Sam Davidson , who wrote the book 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need. What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? I bopped around to see what others plan to…

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Reverb 10 prompt: Wisdom

December 10, 2010
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Piazza Plebiscito, in Naples, Italy. Photo by Tui Cameron

The Reverb 10 prompt for December 10, 2010 comes from Susannah Conway, author of Unravelling Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? For Lois Kelly, learning how to do nothing was her wisest move in 2010. Brooke Farmer realized this year that: Conventional wisdom is…

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Simply Extreme Solutions

December 9, 2010
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Photo by Tui Cameron

In keeping with December’s NaBloPoMo zeitgeist theme: While grocery shopping the other day, I kept bumping into one buzzword after another. Take the photo above, for example. Isn’t it funny how just about any product can be a ‘solution’ these days? Also, have you noticed how many coaching businesses there are these days? Nothing against…

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Reverb 10 Prompt: Make

December 8, 2010
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Gold leafing our bathtub. Photo by Tui Cameron

While I find the Reverb 10 prompts thought-provoking, I have not posted my responses to any of them yet, mainly because I am still mulling them over. Here’s one that I can blab about, however: The Reverb 10 prompt for December 6th, 2010 came from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project What was the…

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I want to feel this again

December 7, 2010
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Man blowing a conch shell in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Tui Cameron

Have you ever been somewhere that just felt happy? That’s the feeling I got from the island of Nassau in the Bahamas. It’s hard to explain, but the happiness wasn’t coming just from me. Sure, I was happy that day, but it was hot, humid, and I didn’t feel well. Even so, that little island…

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Don’t talk with your mouth full (makes it hard for me to eavesdrop)

December 6, 2010
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Road trip. Photo by Tui Cameron

‘Twas a long day, with a long drive to and fro. (In the post that got eaten yesterday, I explained that I was accompanying my boyfriend on a work trip up to Lake Texoma today.) As always, I kept my camera on my lap in case I saw anything interesting along the way, and, as…

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Silent Sunday (sort of)

December 5, 2010
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Building, bird, moon. Photo by Tui Cameron

Looks like my blog ate yesterday’s post! All that’s left is this photo, but no text, and it wound up in my drafts folder instead of posting to my site. Come to think of it, this has happened a couple times before in years past. In future, I will double check after hitting publish to…

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