Rates and Over-Rates

According to the numbers, I lost more than half of my blog readers when Google Reader finished. Am I supposed to do something about this?  I’m a little sad about it, but not too much because I’m not writing/blogging these days anyhow. This is the season when teachers rest their brains and give themselves permission to be dormant. At least this teacher does.

I think mostly in single words or lines these days.


first impressions

clothes’ brand-names

color-coordination. So why doesn’t blue and green work?

silk ivy leaves

whitened teeth

chevron stripes

blog stats

bloggers’ opinions

Can’t over-rate:

going barefoot all day every day

babies’ peach-skin cheeks

wild fuchsias in hedgerows

spicy nachos and cold Coke

breakfast in the sun

swimming in a wild sea cove

To mull:

Most people, most of the time, are doing the best they can.

“The cure for everything is saltwater–sweat, tears, or the sea. “–Isak Dinesen

Good relationships come from large helpings of grace and redemption mixed with a little amnesia.


24 thoughts on “Rates and Over-Rates

  1. I was given the warning that google reader would disappear in July, but for me it disappeared several months before that. So I switched to feedly, which I didn’t love at all at first. And somehow I still have blogs to add to my roll. I’ll add yours right away.

    And you did not just say (out loud, even) chevron stripes are over-rated, did you??? 🙂 They certainly are everywhere! 🙂 I don’t own a single thing with the pattern, although I’ve used it on designing photo cards. It’s not really my thing either.

  2. Good to hear from you again. I notice when you don’t write, but also know that right now you have plenty of legitimate reasons not to.
    PS. I just met your sister and niece at FB 🙂

  3. Oh, I read too! 🙂 I often randomly check some favorite blogs instead of subscribing, I am not sure if my reasons for that are even really logical. 🙂 And while sometimes I simply don’t comment for lack of time,so many times when I “check in” here I find myself so heart stirred that I just simply don’t know what to say… Just bless your heart!

  4. In some computer issues we had a while back, we lost all our bookmarks, and I lost track of your blog. I’m back now, though, and gleefully anticipating hearing your “ramblings.” 🙂 It’s good for the soul to hear what’s moving in other hearts.

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