Favorite Episodes: Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Apple Pie

tvJanuary (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

My editorial board aka my friend Sam has been asking me to bake her an apple pie and write a Burnin’ Up The Kitchen post on it for sometime now.  I kept telling her I have never baked a traditional apple pie before – only Swedish Apple Pie. Every time she asked, I told her I had an apple pie story but I didn’t have a recipe (although I’m sure there has to be one in my mom’s recipes – I know I have her pie crust recipe and she made apple pie).

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Favorite Episodes: Happy Birthday Dad! Love, Your Favorite

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January (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

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Dad blowing out the candles on his 66th Birthday.

Today would have been my father’s 84th birthday had he not passed away suddenly at the age of 66 from an aneurysm in his stomach.  To say my relationship with my father was and is complicated would be an understatement.  But then again, aren’t all relationships complicated?  I think our relationship was more complicated than most because I was his favorite daughter and sometimes we disappointed each other. Continue reading

Favorite Episodes: Imagining Dr. King on MLK Day 2015

 

tvJanuary (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

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I spent a fair amount of Monday, Dr. King’s Day, reading and listening to his words.  I couldn’t help but wonder what would he think now.

If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been gunned down in Memphis on April 4th, 1968; on Thursday, January 15th he would have celebrated his 86th birthday.  I imagine like any octogenarian on the occasion of his 86th birthday, he would pause and reflect not only on himself, his family, his life but also on the state of affairs of his country, his people whom he served and the nation he served by being the voice and catalyst for change.

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Favorite Episodes: St. Patrick’s Day Delayed …

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January (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

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Favorite Episodes: Six Word Story Challenge – Murder

tvJanuary (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

This week, I decided to join in on the Six Word Story challenge hosted by A Hopelessly Wandering Mind.  Anyone with a passing familiarity of my use of language written or orally knows that brevity is not my strong point.  Frankly, I amaze myself (and probably others) that I can get my point across in 140 characters or less on Twitter.

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Favorite Episodes: Tweet, Tweet, Tweet …

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

This post is written in response to Writing 101, Day 8: Expand a comment.

The other night before I went to bed, I was visiting with my fellow Blogging 201ers on The Commons for Blogging 201.  The conversation was all about our assignment, Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network.

ID-100344125I currently use three social media platforms to promote my blog: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  I have debated adding Instagram and Google+ to my social media mix and was hoping to find some conversation about both these platforms.  Continue reading

Favorite Episodes: What’s a Red Cup Got To Do With It?

January is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

NaBloPoMo_2015The new Starbucks holiday cup offends me. No, not my Christian sensibilities, but my creative sensibilities. Its minimalist approach has well been done before… the Hefty red solo cup which has been around since the 1970s. It’s boring and lacks originality. Personally, I would prefer something a little more creative when a company unveils a new design. Its boring but functional design will not stop me from buying a peppermint hot chocolate or two from Starbucks this holiday season. Continue reading