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A new blog, an anniversary and #AtoZChallenge

. . . “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”~Oprah Winfrey, American entertainer . . WELCOME to My First Official Post here on dwhirsch.com It’s official: my website is self-hosted. It’s … Continue reading

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A fishy Easter #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Wasn’t that coffee tasting fun? I know, you may not be such a Starbucks supporter, but these monthly events are now something my husband and I look forward to. So far, I’ve learned that I … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving #tbt memories of Mom

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman statesman I’ve been a Weight Watchers Lifetime member for more than 11 years, and the meeting topic for the fourth week … Continue reading

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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading

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A #tbt for #PSU24 day

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”~Margaret Mead, American scientist As a rule, I don’t like blogpost titles that includes hashtags. It’s a sloppy shortcut to do double-duty without proper social … Continue reading

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My Star Trek is a winner

“Art is the daughter of freedom.”~Freiedrich Schiller, German writer I AM A WINNER! How totally cool is this? My first published eBook, Mom, Star Trek and Las Vegas: A Grand Adventure, won THIRD PLACE NATIONALLY in the annual NFPW Communications … Continue reading

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A letter and eBook to my dad on Fathers Day

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”~Euripides, Greek poet “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”~Jim Valvano, American basketball coach It’s a double Words of Wisdom day … Continue reading

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Beads of Courage: Zentangle and Dad

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”~Thomas Paine, English writer This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge #171 is all about courage. Beads of Courage, to be exact. This program gives glass beads to … Continue reading

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Dad's the focus this #tbt

“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”~Dalai Lama, Tibetan leader I’m diggin’ the nostalgia found in #throwbackthursday hashtags on social media. I’ve posted the first Ku haiku I wrote, images from my CZT … Continue reading

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What if? That's a quandry

“Turn a different corner and we never would have met.”~George Michael, musician, “A Different Corner” I wrote that line to a far-away friend many, many years ago in a letter. I told her about my close, local friend who was … Continue reading

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