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Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor from Minnesota surprised to find myself on an island in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three younger children (the oldest is attending college in Chicago), and two dogs.


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So what if instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
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Archive for 'Wanderlust'

Pleasant Beach Morning

Tim and I are terrible about going on dates. Some of it has to do with busy schedules, of course, but mostly it’s my fault for not wanting to leave the house if I don’t have to. It’s funny because when I was young, I always wanted to Go Out, but now I just want [...]

Road Trip Travel Packs from Polkadot Prints

I am seriously bummed for two reasons: 1. Our wonderful friends are on their way home to Atlanta after a fun-filled week and we’re going to miss them. 2. I really wanted to send them on their way with these little Road Trip Travel Packs from Polkadot Prints (via Design Mom). But I just couldn’t [...]

Hunger Games Workout Motivation

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How to Travel with Real Children

My children, happily plugged in during a 13-hour flight.
I was recently asked about traveling with children. Since I’m not too comfortable giving advice, I went to the web to see what the experts have to say on the subject. But after reading several articles, including one by a woman who travels back and forth [...]

Arrivederci, D.C.

We’re home again after a terrific long weekend in Washington. Papaw (Tim’s dad) was such a good host and made us feel like we were staying at a comfy bed and breakfast. We made it to the places the kids had selected, and then some. And, best of all, we enjoyed visits with good friends. [...]

Greetings from D.C.

We’re having a great time in Washington, D.C. The city still enthralls me with its beautiful buildings, flowers and trees (azaleas and dogwoods are blooming!), and history. We enjoyed delicious seafood last night in Annapolis with friends from my Special Olympics Intl. days. Today we had a truly wonderful private “tour” of the Pentagon with [...]

What Would You Do in D.C.?

Easter has been put to bed and now it’s time to get ready for our trip to Washington, D.C. We’re taking a long weekend to visit Tim’s dad, who lives just outside the district in Great Falls, Virginia. We’re also looking forward to several mini-reunions with friends. One of whom will be heading off to [...]

King Tut and Arabic Groove

We went to see Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the MN Science Museum over the weekend. What a great exhibit. We learned about the pharaohs of ancient Egypt and saw more than 100 artifacts from 3,000 years ago. The mind boggles. It was fascinating to hear the story of Howard Carter, who [...]

Mug of Wisdom #11 / André Gide

Fun Standing Abs Workout

I think it was FlyLady, the original organizing blogger, who said, “If it isn’t fun, it won’t get done.” I know life isn’t all fun and games, but if we can inject a little enjoyment into things like working out, why not?
I was reading about the Tracy Anderson workout method online one day when I came [...]

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