Blogiversary with Chocolate Tacos


Happy Cinco de Mayo, Beautiful People! It coincided with my blogiversary – a year since I clicked on and jumped into the blogosphere without the slightest notion as to what to do and what to expect.  I thank all of you, awesome bloggers, for letting me learn from you and supporting me on this exciting journey! Let’s have some beautiful Mariachi music and party!

When I ran a school and a summer camp, I conducted weekly International Food Festivals, with a different theme every week.  One of the themes was a Mexican Fiesta. Kids were divided into four teams: Sombrero factory, Serape factory, Maracas factory, and Taco Bar.

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Each team decorated their “products” to the extent of their imagination. As you see, sombreros were printed on construction paper, colored with crayons, with ribbons glued to both sides. Serapes were cut out of large brown paper bags donated by a…

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Need poetry/writing prompts? Cahoodaloodaling’s prompts inspired by recently published poems

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The online lit mag Cahoodaloodaling has a feature called Prasanna’s Parrot Picks & Prompts – that highlights recently published poems from Sundress Publications and then suggests a related prompt for each one. Really excellent work by their staff member Prasanna Surakanti. This third issue does not disappoint!

What I love most about this feature is that Prasanna provides inspiration by way of some of her favorite current poems and then turns one aspect of each poem into a prompt. Reading new work is often the best way I have to become inspired.

Click here to view Prasanna’s Parrot Picks & Prompts

National Poetry Month just wrapped up, but don’t let that slow down your inspiration for writing!

Other Sites with Poetry Prompts

Fifty Two Poetry – includes 52 poetry prompts. “Write a poem a week. Start now. Keep going.”

Poets & Writers puts out regular prompts for poetry as well as…

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 6/17

It’s the first Friday in May and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I’m excited today, because I’ve finally come up with a name for my new freelance editing business. As soon as the site is verified and I have it looking pretty, I’ll write a post to announce it. Onward and upward!

Here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “inter-” Use the prefix “inter-” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post…

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Music Prompt #3: “Whiskey in the Jar” sung by Metallica #musicchallenge 

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For this week’s Music Prompt Challenge, I’ve chosen Metallica’s version of a common Irish drinking song: “Whiskey in the Jar.” “This well-known Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, often with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in County Kerry, is asong is about a Rapparee (Highwayman), who is betrayed by his wife or lover. It is one of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs and hasbeen recorded by numerous professional artists since the 1950’s.

Credit: GQ – Best Ways To Drink Whiskey –
The song’s origins come from the traditional folk song “The Highwayman and the Captain” sung in the outskirts of the town of Edinburgh. In 1967, the Irish folk band The Beasley Brothers rewrote the song as ‘Whiskey in a Jar’ and incorporated their own twist to the lyrics and melody.” (Wikipedia).”…

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