the knowledge bowl: Dear thepublicblogger, why did you follow my blog?

Being new to the world of blogging, I cam across this refreshing answer to the question “Why did you follow my blog?”
The answer inspired me to choose to be a romantic optimist over bitter critic of humanity for Today. Kendal’s eloquent musings remind me that not everyone is out to…use me, sell me something, promise me the moon and deliver nada.
So thank you Kendall Person.
Sincerely,
Laura

The Neighborhood

Dear thepublicblogger, why did you follow my blog?

dear thepublicblogger

Dear thepublicblogger: First I want to thank you for following my blog. I could be cynical and say maybe you just did it, so that I would follow yours, but hopefully that is not the case. I am one to always believe the best about people first so I’m going to remain optimistic (although, I am glad to follow yours, because I am enjoying it quite a bit). –  cynical optimist

Dear cynical optimist:  I do not think you are being cynical in the least by inquiring the reasons for my joining your community. Cynicism would come into play if you did not ask. ‘Following’ is a common term used throughout social media, but here, we are neighbors. The cynic would be partially correct, but, in this case, a real cynic would not have obtained a season pass. The cynic would have…

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Play vs. Technology

Just back from camping on the northern coast of Tasmania.  It was so beautiful!  The weather was perfect.  The kids played and used their imagination, instead of wasting it in front of an electronic device.  They swam, biked, played board games, visited friends, cooked, helped with dishes, and fell into bed each night.  I loved that without TV, Wii, PS… the kids found plenty to do and were happy.

In our family there is a constant battle to define  the boundaries of duration for anyone to be hooked up to an electronic device (we, the parents want to narrow, the kids want to widen). Yes, we are part of those parents who work at limiting the amount of time our kids spend (waste) on electronic devices.  But, man, it was a lot easier when we were camping – no devices.

We get home and bam! that is where the kids want to be.  And as we bloggers know 5 minutes sitting in front of our computers updating just that one little detail can turn into hours…

So the question for today is –

How do we thrive in today’s modern, technologically advanced culture, while still connecting with our neighbour?

Hello World!

Well, I have begun my foray into blogging.

I would like to let you know that I couldn’t pick just one topic to write about.  The research I did on blogging, told me to pick a topic and to focus on that one thing, to give value.

I thought about that…then I thought I just need to be me and I am interested in many things.

I am a follower of Christ, wife, mother, connoisseur of fabric, photography novice, house designer, chef in my home, and wanna-be-world-traveler, just to begin the list.

So let’s get together regularly and share our stories of Everyday Life by Everyday Women…

Hope to hear from you soon,

Laura

2014

A New Year…full of possibility.  

Today though is what I have.   I an no longer in yesterday and Tomorrow hasn’t yet happened.  Today is where I am.

I intend to live in Today…thoroughly.