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Poems & photos: Friendship

April 21, 2016 | Florida,Friends,Photography,Poetry

© Rebecca Gjendem


Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words — but pouring them
All right out — just as they are —
Chaff and grain together —
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them —
Keep what is worth keeping —
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

PHOTO: Azaleas, Tampa, Florida © DMBR

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Educated Palate: Panettone

February 15, 2011 | Blogging,Blogland games,Educated Palate: Guiliano & Lael Hazan's blog,Florida,Food,Italy

I entered a giveaway contest in December on my favorite Italian food site, Educated Palate: Giuliano & Lael Hazan’s blog. What makes it a favorite? Beautiful photos. Heartbreakingly delicious food. (And wonderful cookbooks!) They talk about two places I love, Italy and Florida, and two of the things that make life worth living, family and food.

Guess what? I won! I won this beautiful, delicious panettone and a book all about it. Thank you so much, Lael and Giuliano! It was wonderful!

Posted by Becky @ 8:59 am | 1 Comment  

Oh, baby, give me one more chance to show you that I love you; won’t you please let me back in your heart

October 10, 2009 | Florida,Iowa,Winter

Dear Florida,

I’m sorry I left you. I miss you. I need you. I want you back.




Posted by Becky @ 10:35 am | 5 Comments  

Cause you look good in your underwear way out in the country

August 15, 2009 | Family,Florida,Iowa,Stuff

This is what we were doing a year ago. Wow. Time flies.

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | Comments  

Books: Duma Key

February 19, 2009 | Books,Florida,Stephen King

I just finished reading Duma Key by Stephen King. Anyone else read it? (Besides my brother. I read his copy.)

Yeah, probably not the best thing to read in the middle of your first brutal Iowa winter when you’re missing the comfort of Tampa. Either that or the perfect thing to read. Maybe si maybe no.

In any case, it made me miss Tampa, The Bone and trying to run into Stephen King at Skipper’s. Sigh. Thanks, Steve.

Posted by Becky @ 4:53 pm | 2 Comments  

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