Category Archives: Cleveland

4100 Pages

We just finished the Harry Potter series. We started five years ago and have tackled one every summer, and some during the winters in between. I have read each of those 4100 pages out loud to my kids. The first … Continue reading

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Reading at Mac’s Backs

This Saturday at Mac’s Backs, I have my first reading ever. I’m trying not to over-think it. I’m trying not to under-think it. I want to be prepared. I sort of feel like I’ve gotten on a roller coaster ride and … Continue reading

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Breathing Room

After a long, anxiety filled week (due to my book’s release on Amazon) it was nice to spend the evening watching the sunset over Lake Erie at my friend Kathy’s. Gearing up to go over, gathering the kids I honestly … Continue reading

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She Even Bought Me Breakfast!

What does author, mother of three girls with autism, and autism advocate Kim Stagliano have in common with the guys in the Cleveland cover band Almost Famous? Besides fake Slash’s curly hair? Both were on Fox News this morning. It … Continue reading

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Checking in…

Busy week here, so I’m just going to post some pics from the last several days….Lake Erie at sunset… Mr. Seth swinging on a rope…. Gearing up for the July fourth bike parade. July 4th Indian vs. Yankees game (nosebleed … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day in Cleveland

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Karen Weaverisms

In honor of her birthday…I give you lessons from Karen Weaver, Director of Windsong, Cleveland’s feminist chorus… 1)Show up 2)Be on time 3)Asking forgiveness is easier than asking persmission 4)Encourage others 5)Stop talking! 6)Wait for your freaking cue 7)Observe rests … Continue reading

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Would the teenage part of yourself be happy with who you are now?

Last night I had the good fortune of seeing Troubadours of Divine Bliss at Unity Center of the Heights. They are hard to explain. Kind of like The Indigo Girls but their songs mostly speak of Divine love, and with … Continue reading

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U23D in Cleveland

So we’ve been living here in Cleveland for over three years and had yet to make it to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yesterday was the day, and I’m so glad we waited. Our impetus for going was … Continue reading

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This is Jan C. Snow, aka Jancy. She’s a writer, an artist, a musician, a mother, a grandmother and a friend. She is one of the MVP’s in Windsong, Cleveland’s Feminist chorus. Jan knows all the fun, (and often free) … Continue reading

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July 4th

This morning, the kids took part in the Fourth of July bike parade on our block. Much care was taken to decorate the scooters in red white & blue streamers, USA signs, and patriotic elephants. Riley had her outfit planned … Continue reading

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