Dwell in Your Own Possibilities

Blogged under Yada, Yada, Yada by Tammy on Thursday 21 August 2008 at 6:33 pm

Tropical Storm Fay is making her way out of here, finally, though as I type this, I can hear the tapping of rain against my window pane! But, these last feeder bands are slowing and surely making their way out of South Florida.

I managed to leave the house today after being land-locked for two days. At least in my area, most of the flooded roads have gone down. I can’t, unfortunately, say this for all of the state.

However, as the sun started to peek out now and then today, I couldn’t help but notice how green everything is around me. Not that it isn’t usually green in Florida, which is one of the things I love about living here, but this is more of a bright, newly washed green, extra bright even because of the clouds that have been overhead for so long. It’s like the trees and grass are saying, “Ah, burp, thanks for the big glass of water!”

With a little bad often comes a little good, and that’s what I remembered today driving around. The ditches and retention ponds are full to the brim, but we needed the water so badly! Fay did some damaged, but she also did us a favor as well. And, my train of thought as I drove down I95 today enjoying the green and little sunlight brought me to one of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems, which I hope you enjoy as well:

I dwell in Possibility–
A fairer House than Prose–
More numerous of Windows–
Superior–for Doors–

Of Chambers as the Cedars–
Impregnable of Eye–
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky–

Of Visitors–the fairest–
For Occupation–This–
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise–

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  1. Comment by Lisa Crone — August 21, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    Hi Tammy! Are you sure you aren’t a couple of people posing as one person? Honestly, I don’t know how you do all that you do!!! I haven’t had a chance to read blogs very much recently so when I noticed how cool your blog is and all the amazing projects you have done lately, it could shake even the most confident of multi-taskers!!

    Anyway, I popped over here to ask for your thoughts/advice on becoming educated when it comes to blogging. I can usually get a good working understanding of things like this from reading articles, but I would love to find a short blogging course to take. Do you have any suggestions for finding a good one? Thanks a bunch, I’m so glad the storm is leaving your area!! Take care, Lisa C.

  2. Comment by Tammy — August 21, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

    Hi Lisa, I wish I knew a place that teaches blog classes. I have taught a few seminar-style ones locally at the college, and I did a lot of googling trying to find ideas when I was putting them together but at the time found nothing. I have a blog where I keep class handouts and related info for when I do teach them, and you are welcome to anything you find here: http://blogclassinfo.wordpress.com/
    You may also want to check with local colleges in your area. I taught mine through a entrepreneur think/tank kind of place as well as the lifelong learning institute.
    Otherwise, my best advice about blogging is to just do it and learn as you go. While a class can get you started, there’s really nothing like just doing it and reading other blogs for ideas. You are already blogging, so another resource for a serious blogger is Darren’s blog, http://www.problogger.com – a wealth of information!
    Feel free to ask my any more questions, but honestly, most of what I learned was really “on the job” type of training.

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