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Welcome to my blog. :)

I’ll be posting 59 posts while I’m 59.

This year I am going for a loose theme of dreaming—both waking dreams and sleeping dreams, daydreams and dreamy thoughts. I won’t want to feel limited by this, so surely I’ll find a way to sneak in the birds and the mountains and me, too. ;-)

Thanks very much for visiting. I hope you’ll enjoy yourself here.

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Please note

All writing and images on this blog are copyrighted 2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 by Riba Taylor unless otherwise noted. (There may be some exceptions to this now with the creative commons Flckr photos and those from Unsplash. But I will try to make note.)

My Blogs and Their Focus
My current plan is to stay with my present blog for going forward. Each year, I’ll explain on this page what the focus will be for the year, and I will simply start the numbering of posts over again, i.e. 1 through 54, 1 through 55 and so on. I’d like to grow my following in this fashion. Below are the links to my first two efforts, and I’ll continue to list each year’s theme (or not!) as this project continues to unfold.

1) While I was 52
52 at 52: Let the Fun Begin
(This was my first blog. My commitment was to do 52 new things while I was 52 and write a post for each one.)

2) While I was 53
No Holds Barred: 53 at 53
(This second blog was wide open/no theme—I felt constricted in my first blog, so I opted to write about anything.)

3) While I was 54
No Holds Barred:
54 at 54—All Things Mexico
(My plan for this third year of blogging was to write about all things that touch on Mexico, be it memories or dreams, cultural, literary, language, locales and the like. This year of posts runs 1 through 54 from April of 2012 through March of 2013.)

4) While I was 55
No Holds Barred:
55 at 55—Be This Alive
(For this year’s blogging I didn’t restrict the topics of my posts, but I did choose “Be This Alive” for the year’s subtitle. For whatever reason, this jumped out at me from the film Shall We Dance. Jennifer Lopez is working with Richard Gere on the tango in preparation for an upcoming dance competition. “Be this alive,” she tells him. “Be this alive.” Though I have a goofy grin on my face as I admit the origins of the subtitle here, what better advice could any of us take in?!!?! This year of posts runs 1 through 55 from April of 2013 through March of 2014.)

5) While I was 56
No Holds Barred:
56 at 56—Here’s to a juicy, messy mix!
(Again, no restrictions during this year in terms of “theme.” This year of posts runs 1 through 56 from April of 2014 through March of 2015.)

6) While I was 57
No Holds Barred:
57 at 57—Honoring both sides of heaven!
(No specific “theme” again this year, though I was interested in paying attention to things on both sides of the veil.  ;-) This year of posts runs 1 through 57 from April of 2015 through March of 2016.)

7) While I was 58
No Holds Barred:
58 at 58—To magic, irksome twists of fate!
(No specific “theme” again this year, but I was looking to accept and embrace what came my way, both the annoying or challenging and the serendipitous. ;-) This year of posts runs 1 through 58 from April of 2016 through March of 2017.)