Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/31/2015

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“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” ~ Robert Brault

Hello and Happy Halloween! I am looking forward to seeing my niece and nephews in their costumes, and perhaps tagging along for some trick or treating. While this was another whirlwind of a week, I did manage to save more interesting and meaningful sites than normal for this week’s edition of Rainy Day clicks.

Become What You Believe: Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s new 21-day meditation experience is free and starts on Monday.

5 Days in Dublin: Vivienne McMaster’s recount of visiting Dublin.  Beautiful photographs and she’s one pretty awesome woman! Her inspiration has put me one step closer to returning to Dublin this summer.

Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion: NY Times op-ed piece that both creative people and fans of Lady Gaga will most likely enjoy.

Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life: by the always sincere and honest Wil Wheaton

The Story of Marlins Man – yes, he’s still in the news, and I still love following his exciting life

It’s OK To Spend All Your Money on Traveling, Says Science: I agree with Science here

Life after Sandy: How the hurricane wiped out one of the great surf cultures of the Jersey Shore: A memoir about the legacy, influence, culture and history of Casino Pier

Choosing Kindness Will Get You Everywhere: I love this!

and finally,

Why We Are All Secretly Superheroes by Jeff Goins. A fitting way to end today’s entry. Happy halloween, superhero!

Until next time,

Jill

 

 

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/24/2015

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Hello friends!  It seems like I wrote last week’s clicks entry yesterday, but in reality, it’s already been a week.  No matter how hard I try to enjoy each moment of every day, it gets harder and harder to do so.  I feel like I am trapped by a tornado of papers which gets more scattered as each minute passes, then trying to make sense of it all at the end of the day is an uphill battle that simply defeats me.  When I schedule time to write (or even just to try and relax), I find my brain runs like a hamster in a wheel, or like another tornado, thinking of all that I need to do instead of thinking of what I want to write.  I want to create.  I want to go do something.  I MUST make it happen.  I MUST survive the day’s tornado and stand strong after it passes.

Rain is in the forecast here in New Jersey, so if you’re tooling around, here’s some interesting links from the week to check out.

A Mexican Church Reappears – despite the drought, it’s pretty neat that this church is once again visible

The Stepfather and the Weddings – a follow-up to the story to the wedding photos that went viral

A Crazy Scene from the Oceans of Love Radiothon – an unbelievable ending to an amazing local fundraiser

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveal Women Warriors – who knew?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer 3 – Yes.  I am a proud Star Wars fan.  The trailer confirms and refutes, simultaneously, every theory I have.  My brother and I have our tickets for 7 pm on December 17 (and quite honestly, there’s nobody else I’d rather share this memory with).

A Thank You From Star Wars – gratitude for an exceptional week

The Best Think You Can Do For Yourself – And All The Women Around You – another favorite by Elizabeth Gilbert

and finally

The 2015 Fall/Holiday issue of Jersey Shore Magazine is now online…and I am the proud writer of 4 articles.  A separate blog entry about this will come soon.

Until next time,

Jill

 

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/17/2015

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Another week in the history books, gone way too quickly.  I swear when I wake up it’s Monday, then when I go to bed it’s Friday.  What happens in between is a blur.  I am making it a point to slow down and to find time every day to just sit, be, and acknowledge the present day I am in.  Today I am going to the local Chowderfest and then watching the MLB playoff games…did you realize all 4 of the remaining teams have mostly blue and white as their core colors?

Anyway, here are the week’s roundup of interesting Internet finds.  Find time to enjoy life today!

The Marlins Man:  Paying it Forward:  Article 1 is here.  Article 2 is here.  Article 3 is here.  Article 4 is here. I have noticed him over the past few years at many different MLB games behind home plate as his bright orange Florida Marlins shirt and visor stand out, and I thought he was just a fan.  His real name is Laurence Leavy, and he’s been quite noticeable during many of the MLB’s playoff games this year.  I decided to learn more about him and found out there’s so much more to his story.  Follow him on Twitter and Facebook to see what he’s up to.

What Not to Say to Someone with Lupus – I try not to let my conditions be the focus of my life or my writing. However, for those who do not understand Lupus, this is a good read and explains things way better than I can.

2015: When the Future Was Bright in “Back to the Future II” – mark your calendar for Wednesday, 10/21/15 at 4:29 pm!  Where’s my hoverboard?

Why there’s so many acorns this year – Thanks Tracy!

Famous Writers on Keeping a Diary – Thanks Mandi!

A Guide to Dalkey (Ireland) – Interesting Infographic with my kind of cute little characters that makes me want to go back so badly!

19 Kindness Quotes by Karen Salmansohn

And finally, who knew?

Didi Gregorious’ Artistic Talent

Have a fabulous week!

Until next time,

Jill

 

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Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/10/2015

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Greetings friends! Another whirlwind of a week in the rear-view mirror. I vow this weekend to enjoy every moment and not be tied to a clock or a schedule. I plan on resting today, watching MLB playoff games, doing some writing and postcard mailing, and to be present in every moment. Here’s the roundup of interesting internet links for the week.

Woolly Mammoth Bones Found in Michigan by Farmer – what a find!

3 Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit by Jeff Goins – I am making this a priority

“Become What You Believe” Free 21- Day Meditation Experience from Chopra Center Mediation – Starts 11/2!

“Take Me Out to the Nosebleeds” – in honor of the MLB Postseason and where I will once again sit at Yankee Stadium next season

The “Little” Pictures’ Importance – good read on Elephant Journal

The Cure on tour this summer!  Finally!  And I’ll be at MSG in June with some pretty special people!  Bucket list item here, friends!

Selena Gomez has Lupus, and finally, people are starting to learn what Lupus is

The Norma K II is no more

another local party boat:  “The Atlantis is on a Mission from God”

and finally,

Simon Armitage and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” – one of my fall-time favorites….I hope to visit Lud’s Church someday.

Until next time,

Jill

 

 

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/3/2015

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Thankfully Hurricane Joaquin made a right turn towards the ocean, but man, are we getting some wicked wind and rain.  It’s the perfect day to lay around in sweats or pjs, read a book, and catch up on the rainy day clicks you’ve missed!  Here are some interesting internet finds for the week:

Malala Yousafzai’s Fight Continues

What Being a Writer Means to Me – wonderful read by fellow blogger ClaireyLove

Father’s Wedding Gesture to Stepfather Tugs at a Million Hearts – as a former wedding photographer, and a compassionate human, this one made me cry

Santa Claus is Running for Council in North Pole – seriously!

5 Ways to Know You Are A Surf Junkie – Aloha, Mr. Hand!

One of my Favorites, Elizabeth Gilbert, and her take on the tragic shooting at Oregon and more…she articulates how I feel

Brene Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert on Big Magic (I finally started reading it and it is so hard to put down…love it)

How to Spend Time Alone in NYC (I had bookmarked this, then Susannah Conway posted the link today too!)

and finally,

Baseball second only to family – A wonderful article about my friend, Roscoe, and his family…Roscoe passed way too soon and made an incredible impact on so many.

Hope you weather today’s weather without any issues! 🙂

Until next time,

Jill