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Uncapping My Cyber Highlighter August 13, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Food & Drink.

It’s been a while since I uncapped my cyber highlighter to point a spotlight around at posts I’ve enjoyed.

Here are a few worth a view:

Fully Fitted Freight @ Thoughts From Finchley ~ proof of magic on the rails even when the destination is not Hogwart’s School of Witches and Wizardry.

Top Ten Apps for Food Lovers @ Agrigirl’s Blog ~ these apps are right up my cyber alley . . . and I don’t even have a Smart Phone.

The Significant Others @ Candid Impressions ~ a beautiful reminder that we are most significant to others when we recognize their singular significance.

Ready for Post Olympic Letdown? @ Breathelighter ~ Debra’s attitude, more than anything else, affects the successful outcome of her uplifting posts.

Stay tuned!  More soon.

In the meantime, keep breathing (and reading).

Aah . . . that’s better!

There is creative reading as well as creative writing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


1. cuhome - August 13, 2012

Nice spotlights!

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Thanks, Janet. Martin’s post hit a home run with me . . . given our recent train travels (and travails). It sparked this post. 😀

2. Pocket Perspectives - August 13, 2012

Great links, Nancy….thanks!

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

So many great posts . . . so little time.

Pocket Perspectives - August 14, 2012

I’m really having a bit of a challenge keeping up with reading/taking in ideas from posts on other blogs…so many wonderful blogs, but I get a bit drained trying to read them all…and I just signed up for one of the wonderful links you highlighted, too. I seem to have time to read, but not enough mental energy…or whatever it is that I “need.” I don’t know where you’re accessing time and energy!

nrhatch - August 15, 2012

Time AND Energy are both in short supply . . . I just do what I can, with what I have, where I am. And let the rest go. 😉

3. sufilight - August 13, 2012

Good links and quote! 🙂 Will catch up later with the link to the Significant Others.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

The quote appeared on my cyber doorstep just after I posted this post . . . it seemed apropos.

4. Don - August 13, 2012

So appreciate the link. Thanks Nancy.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

It’s a great reminder for us to really LISTEN with our hearts, minds, and ears wide open. 😀

5. granny1947 - August 13, 2012

Thanks for the heads up…I have some visiting to do.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

Kathy, I suspect that your need for cyber diversions greatly exceeds the time you have available to divert. Same here.

Time is no longer my own to spend as I see fit. Ah, well . . . it was FUN while it lasted. 😛

6. viviankirkfield - August 13, 2012

Great suggestions, Nancy…I will try to get over to visit them. 🙂 The problem, that we all suffer from unfortunately, is that there are only 24 hours in each day…and life is about choices…I’m already giving up several hours of sleep that i need in order to flit here and there in cyberspace. That said, I treasure your posts…and know that any you recommend must be pretty special. 🙂

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

I know just how you feel, Vivian. Except that SLEEP is one thing that I am unwilling to “give up.” Well, SLEEP and CHOCOLATE. 😉

viviankirkfield - August 13, 2012

Oh yes, the chocolate is a definite must-have. 🙂

nrhatch - August 16, 2012

BFF read recently that CHOCOLATE is a great brain booster . . . and should be taken with BREAKFAST to rev the mental engines! Great news, eh? 😀

7. Andra Watkins - August 13, 2012

I always love your highlights, Nancy.

nrhatch - August 13, 2012

The problem is keeping each list to a manageable level. I could have included several more delightful posts just from yesterday and today alone ~ including your piano playing post . . . complete with parading pup! 😀

8. jannatwrites - August 14, 2012

Cyber highlighter – I like that! Thanks for taking time to spotlight posts that affected you – this way, lazy people like me get the benefit of a good read without having to hunt for it 🙂

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

I came across a terrific quote the other day . . . along the lines of: “I prefer to be called indolent ~ it sounds much classier than lazy.”

I would go find the exact quote for you . . . but I’m feeling rather indolent this morn. 😀

9. kateshrewsday - August 14, 2012

I love Debra: and I look forward to visiting the others! Thanks, Nancy!

nrhatch - August 14, 2012

Debra’s posts are ALWAYS a delight to read . . . she must have taken a page out of YOUR book. 😀

10. Tammy - August 15, 2012

Thanks for the shout out Nancy! I enjoyed the other links as well.

nrhatch - August 15, 2012

You’re welcome . . . food + technology = perfect together.

11. 2e0mca - August 15, 2012

Thank you for the kind recommendation Nancy 🙂 I’ve made a minor addition to the post – a video of a Class 40 in action which will allow those who have never met one to hear the sounds 😉

nrhatch - August 15, 2012

That’s an excellent addition, Martin. Much of the charm of choo choo’s, especially steam locomotives, comes from the lovely sounds that emanate from their motion.

12. Paula Tohline Calhoun - August 15, 2012

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Paula Tohline Calhoun, but many of my friends call me “PTC,” or “Nuts!” I really enjoy your blog, and I am going to try to drop by occasionally and drop a pithy comment or two, if only to form the good and courteous habit of commenting on other people’s blogs.

I look forward to getting to know you over the coming days, weeks, and months, dare I say years? I think we have some things in common, but I also detect, by a quick perusal of your archives, that there are many things that we could have some very interesting and stimulating conversations about!

By the way, I don’t really know how this blog-commenting thing works, but just in case my own web sites don’t show up with this comment, my writer’s site is called “Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror,” and it is located at http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com and my new photography site, called “Reflected Glory – My Adventures in Photography” is found at http://myphotoreflections.wordpress.com

You are welcome to visit either or both at any time. I’m not a very regular poster, but I try to get something up every once in a while – unfortunately I am so busy these days that I don’t get to read other blogs or write for my own blogs very often, so if you can’t visit me on a regular basis, believe me, I understand the demands on time, so I’ll keep my ego in check and live by the spirit, if you don’t get to visit very often!

You new blog-friend,


(P.S. I’m so sorry to have been away for so long – I’ve missed you! Hope all is well, and that you are sailing on the wings of the spirit in peace these days. how is Tigger? I think of him every day, and I remember you in my prayers daily as well! You know that I wish you, as always, enough. . .

nrhatch - August 15, 2012

Well, well . . . look what the parrot dragged in! 😀

Tigger is doing OK but far from “all better” ~ he’s lost 5 pounds in 4 months. He’s at a “healthy” weight for a cat (about 12 pounds) and seems content most of the time, but I’m sure his blood sugar is still too high (given his excessive thirst).

Mom is acclimating to life without dad and her transition to Florida . . . but we still have lots of potholes and boulders to maneuver around ~ hearing issues, cognitive issues, memory issues, cataracts, mobility issues, physical therapy, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

This has been a HARD summer for ALL of us.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - August 15, 2012

Twelve pounds! I think our Justin might have weighed that little when he was about a year old or so. . .He weighs nigh onto 20 pounds now! As one of our sons says, “Mom! He’s so big now, his head is too small for his body!”

We are rigorous with our feeding regimen, and nothing is left out for him to feast on (and the mice he catches he kills but doesn’t eat!), so our Vet finally told us, “Quit worrying! Justin is just one of those BIG cats. . .it must be in his genes!” My only reply to that was, “Why doesn’t MY Dr. tell me the same thing?” 😆

Hope TIgger can at least be comfortable and have some fun every day! So hard sometimes to know exactly what to do, but I feel like you and BFF have chosen the right course of action.

I can imagine, I believe, how hard the summer has been for you, and I really can empathize with you in re your Mom’s health concerns. I hope that her being nearer to you now makes it at least a bit easier.

I’m wishing and sending enough your way.


nrhatch - August 16, 2012

Thanks, PTC. We shall manage . . . one day at a time. 😀

13. spilledinkguy - August 16, 2012

My cyber highlighter is always running dry!!!
I guess it would help if I didn’t always misplace the cap to the silly thing!

nrhatch - August 16, 2012

Yes! Those caps are always wandering off down cyber corriders . . . without dropping the requisite bread crumbs for a successful homecoming.

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