Tag Archives: WordPress


There is a curious irony about being depressed in Spring. Flowers, butterflies, trees in bloom, fresh air, sunshine, warm temperatures. Growth, renewal, hope. The profound sadness. I’ve seen it happen too often, to people I love. For myself and family, this … Continue reading

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Death by Coupon

Originally posted on vanbytheriver:
It will be somewhere in my obituary.  “She died trying to redeem a coupon”. The body ages; the mind refuses to recognize its limitations. It happens to me all the time. I never learn. The latest…

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YouTube Fail

It is a trend for me and many other WordPress bloggers to use music videos from YouTube in their posts. I found out this week that many of the videos posted long ago have been removed for copyright infringement, leaving those … Continue reading

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A WordPress Summit

It was a day full of “S” words when Nutsrok met up with Van by the River. Summer. Sunshine. Smiles. Suburbs. SEPTA Stations. Strangers on a train. S.O.S. (That’s creamed chipped beef, but we all know its other name) Smoked … Continue reading

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Why do you blog ? Why WordPress ? It is a question I’ve been asked, most recently by a friend that goes back for 40 years. She is one of those folks you meet and just know you were meant … Continue reading

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To Read, Write or Follow ?

As you begin to gather more followers, do you find it difficult to keep up ? I recently was MIA from WordPress for over a week, and on return, was not sure how to proceed. It’s important to me to … Continue reading

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Breaking Up With Facebook

Dear WordPress, You have ruined Facebook for me. Someone had to do it. To be honest, I only started on Facebook to keep an eye on my teenage children. It didn’t really work. They were soon off to other social … Continue reading

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A favorite song, with an even better lyric. Written in 1970, it was about Woodstock. We were so close, there was no room We bled inside each others wounds We all had caught the same disease And we all sang … Continue reading

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