New changes for 2014!

I moved this blog over to WordPress.org a few months ago and didn’t realize that the blog would also remain here (on WordPress.com). When I write new posts over at the blog at WordPress.org, it is not automatically updating the blog here.

I now realize that this blog is completely separate and I do not want to write duplicate posts in two locations. To make things easier, I am keeping this blog here, but will not be updating it. Please visit this blog at its new location:

www.blogmyjourney.com

I have changed the name of this blog to match the blog address. The blog is now called:

“Blog My Journey: Life and Literature”

All of the posts (archives) are at the new location, www.blogmyjourney.com

Please bookmark the new location and add it to your Bloglovin RSS feed!

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New Changes for a New Year

My blog is three years old. I have blogged sporadically and have not given this space the attention it deserves. As of today, that has all changed. [enter drum roll...]

I have invested in a custom domain name: http://www.blogmyjourney.com

I chose the domain name carefully. As my blog title indicates, this is a place to write about literature and what I am reading. It is also an online space where I can share my thoughts about life and the things happening around me, hence the word ‘miscellany’!

Those who have read my sporadic blog posts, thank you for staying with me. I also look forward to new readers who will stumble upon my little place on the web.

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I am a Contributing Writer!

I have been published in the August 2012 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith magazine! Here is a link to an image of the article:

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u437/SaylorEditingandPublishing/Okraarticleinprint.jpg

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Beyond Imagination…

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” — Albert Einstein

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Graduate school… half way done!

The year went by quickly. I learned that I am capable of getting “A” grades at the graduate level, completed my Graduate Assistantship and gained a lot of valuable administrative experience. This degree was not my first choice. I really wanted to get a Master’s degree in English Literature, but was talked out of it by one of my English professors! Seems one can’t find a job with a BA and/or MA English degree…

In my undergraduate degree, the classes were mostly on campus. I am currently in an online graduate program.

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Quick note to my readers…

I added a Book List for 2011 tab. Click on it to read the new content that I have posted there. Some books take me longer to finish while others take me a day to finish. Instead of listing them by months read, I’ll list them in the order read. I am trying to blog regularly while in graduate school full time, so please bear with me if posting is sporadic.

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Facebook Memoir… bittersweet, but necessary

Getting slightly bummed out. I am taking my sister-in-law’s facebook posts and putting them in order from oldest to newest. So far, I have been dealing with her posts from when she was feeling fine.

From July 2009 to December 2009, she was …feeling normal. She started getting sick on around December 31rst and wasn’t feeling good in general. Laryngitis, sore throats, headaches, exhaustion, body aches. It sucks to be reading these posts because she had no idea that she only had 10 months to live.

The day she died, I looked at her posts on Facebook. I couldn’t stand the thought of her face book page disappearing one day and more than 33,000 words being gone forever. That’s why I am compiling them. They are precious to me… WORDS are precious to me.

It’s just hard to read these newer posts because I know it’s all down hill from here. From January 2010 to May 2010, she felt sick every day, but didn’t know why. That’s the period I’m reading right now. When I’m finished, I’ll be glad I did it, but for now, I feel like I’m reliving it all over again.

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