The Failure of Words is the Beginning of Truth

By Angela Noel

July 27, 2017

I saw four-hundred-year-old ice fall into the sea. A crack like thunder preceded the calving. Then shards of ice cascaded down the face of the glacier and crashed into Disenchantment Bay, Alaska.

The largest calving glacier in North America, Hubbard is advancing into the ocean. This slow march into the water didn’t seem particularly spectacular to me until I saw it. Now, I understand. Continue reading “The Failure of Words is the Beginning of Truth”

A Parenting Dilemma: Trust, Safety, and Respect

By Angela Noel

June 8, 2017

I called up the stairs. No answer. I walked up the twelve steps and knocked on the door, calling his name. No answer. I tried the door. Locked. I banged on the wood with my knuckles. “Jackson, you open this door right now!” I shouted. No answer. Panic. Blind panic made me rattle the door in its frame shouting, “Open this door!”
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The Book Lover’s Tag

By Angela Noel

July, 13, 2017

The delightful Hayley from Just Another Blog (from a woman who’s entered her 40s) answered a series of questions about her book reading habits. She’d been nominated (or dared) to do so by another blogger, Gary at Fiction is Food. In turn, she nominated me and four others to do the same. It’s a blog chain letter, but without the bad reputation or the dire predictions for breaking the chain. It’s fun. And informative. Maybe even entertaining for others to read.

Bad things won’t happen to you if you stop reading now. Probably. But do you really want to take that chance?
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A Handsome Stranger Becomes a Best Friend

A Love Letter by Lauren Elliot.

June 6,2017

Note: Luke and Lauren retreated to separate rooms and gave each other an hour to write their respective marriage vows in June 2015. The below is adapted from what she promised to her now-husband on their wedding day.

Dear Luke,

We first met during Fresher’s Week in 2008, on a little trip to Sainsbury’s. I was strolling along the road when I bumped into a tall, handsome stranger, who said he would come along for the ride. You were so friendly that I couldn’t resist. From them on we were inseparable! We spent countless nights talking on the benches, pretending to be Rose– ‘Jack, the boats, come back…’

I had fancied you since I met you. I was suddenly really shy around you, and scared of losing the friendship we had already built. You were too far out of my league! So when you finally kissed me at Sunday lunch, I couldn’t believe it! I had so many butterflies! By Christmas, I loved you all the world! I told my nan and grandad on Christmas Day that I’d met the man I was going to marry. Continue reading “A Handsome Stranger Becomes a Best Friend”

Follow You are Awesome on Bloglovin’

Hello all,

I’m going to try a new thing called Bloglovin’. It’s a website and an app and it lets anyone (not just other bloggers) find and keep track of new posts from bloggers/writers you want to follow as well as discover new content you may be interested in.

Unlike Pinterest or Instagram Bloglovin’ is specific to blogs. I like the app (available in any app store) a lot and am looking forward to finding more of my favorite blogs to follow on the platform.

Here’s a snippet from The Daily Post article, “What the Heck is Bloglovin’ and Do I Need it?”

“Bloglovin’ shows you what posts have been published since your last login, making your blog-reading more efficient — no more scrolling through a list of blogs, wondering where the new stuff starts.”

So, I decided to add You are Awesome and wanted to let you know you can follow me here:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

If you try the platform–or are already on it–I’d love to know what you think!