A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-Four – “X”

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'X' is for 'Xièxie' (谢谢). Since I lived in Beijing for fourteen years, it seems only fitting (and shamelessly convenient) to share my gratitude in Mandarin. Although participating in this challenge kept me hopping, the benefits were extraordinary. Heartfelt appreciation to the the A - Z Team. Founder, Arlee Bird (Tossing it Out) and co-hosts, …

A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty – “T”

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'T' is for Time-out. Perhaps combining increased adventures, including two trips away, with blogging tirelessly for twenty-six days, wasn’t well thought out. Top that off with continuing my Sunday Guest Posts, has given me twenty-eight straight days of...toil! Today has been scheduled as a ‘take ten’ (hours not minutes). I am sitting in front of …