Making a Lens-A-Day on Squidoo

08 Mar

There’s a challenge on the Squidoo website to make a lens (webpage) every day on a posted topic. I managed to keep up with the challenge for the first 21 days, but I’m about ready for a break.  Here’s what I’ve created so far. Check out the ones that interest you.

My First Day in Australia

Twenty years ago, I flew to Australia to join my new husband. He was in Alice Springs on assignment and my arrival had been delayed by visa requirements and an airline strike. Now I’d arrived all alone in Sydney and had a day’s layover before going o…

featured lens Hosting the Air Force Reunion
My husband served in the Air Force back during the Vietnam War era. That was a long time ago, but he made some deep friendships in the four years he was in the service. One friend he stayed in touch with over the years. The two of them visited each…

featured lens Celebrate Your Irish Heritage (Not Just on St. Patrick’s Day)
Sure everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, but having even a drop of Irish blood in your veins entitles you to take pride in your celtic heritage all the time. Don’t wait for a once-a-year holiday to enjoy Irish music, foods and other traditions. Here…

featured lens Start the Day Right: Eating Enough Fruit
Of course, we always knew that fruits and vegetables were important part of our nutrition, but then the government advised eating five servings a day. That’s when it hit all of us that we were really shorting ourselves. We tried to squeeze more fruit…

featured lens I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
When we were kids, every fourth of July we took time away from the fire crackers and hand-cranked ice cream to watch Yankee Doodle Dandy on television. There was something so satisfying about George M. Cohan’s vintage movie that made our hearts swell…

featured lens Bookmarks for Book Lovers

If you’re here reading about bookmarks, then I’m guessing that you’re a book lover like I am. I worked in libraries for thirty years and never got tired of being around books day in and day out. One thing we would tell children when they got their fi…

featured lens Stick-to-it-iveness
The words above are all synonyms for the old-fashioned phrase STICK-TO-IT-IVENESS. It’s a pretty important quality to have. In this day and age of quick sound bytes and short attention spans, we could use a little more stick-to-it-iveness. Too often…

featured lens My Little Old Rambler
Towards the end of the 1960s when I left for college, my father found a little Rambler for me to drive. It was used, but he was good at patching up old cars and I was grateful for the wheels, any wheels. That little Rambler carried me the 60 miles be…

featured lens What’s a Cakewalk?
When I was growing up, sometimes at community events there would be a cakewalk. It was sort of like musical chairs with everyone going around a circle while the music played. When the music stopped, someone would win a cake. That was forty years ago,…

featured lens Everything Is Beautiful (Ray Steven’s Song)
Number twelve on the Top 100 Songs of 1970, this song makes a great one to listen to when you needed an emotional boost. It’s a song of inclusion and of embracing differences. I suggest starting the music video (just down the page a little bit), the…

Red Sox Spring Training

The Red Sox inspires undying fan loyalty. No matter where they go, the Red Sox Nation turns out to see them. Catching just a glimpse of their favorite players is an event. The games are sold out, so getting tickets requires some planning and effort….

featured lens Gail and Clyde Martin and Their Crafts
My mom and dad tackled a variety of crafts over the years. Many of these crafts linked back to their Kansas pioneer heritage. Examples of those include rag dolls and the wagon wheel rag rugs. During my childhood, Mom was always the crafty one, but on…

featured lens Snow in Orlando
It’s hard to imagine snow in Orlando, Florida. You won’t find real snow, but when Christmas draws near, Central Florida offers numerous activities for anyone dreaming of a white Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to visit the theme parks. Here’s where…

featured lens Where Does Bacon Come From?
Most Americans would rather not know where their food originates. I call it the Bambi syndrome, where we think of cute little animals and then find ourselves unable to eat venison. Growing up on a farm, I knew very well where our food came from and e…

featured lens What Is a Do-It-Yourself Club
Hiring carpenters, plumbers and other specialists for home projects get expensive. It’s hard to be an expert and fix everything yourself. Some homeowners are pooling their talents and expertise in do-it-yourself clubs. You can save money this way if…

A Is for Annabelle

Who can resist Tasha Tudor’s lovely illustrations? This ABC book starts with Annabelle, the antique doll, and goes on to show her bonnet, cape, and wonderful clothes and accessories. I loved this book when I was little. The idea of a doll having her…

featured lens Photographing Mushrooms
Several summers ago in New Hampshire, it was particularly rainy which restricted some of our usual activities of kayaking and other sunny day pursuits. Due to the excessive rain, conditions were perfect for mushrooms and they were popping up everywhe…

featured lens Baby Bunnies
When I was a kid, we raised rabbits. It was a 4-H project and we worked hard at it. Despite the work involved, all of us whole-heartedly participated in the project. A big bonus of raising rabbits is how much fun the furry, cuddley baby rabbits are….

featured lens Cupcake Designs to Wear
If you’re a fan of cupcakes, then you need a cupcake shirt to match your personality. Maybe you are a master baker of cupcakes or just a master eater of cupcakes, no matter which it is, there’s a shirt for you. These shirt designs come from the tale…

featured lens Carrie Nation: Kansas Crusader
Growing up in Kansas, we studied Kansas history and the biographies of noted Kansans. The ones that remain vivid in my mind include Amelia Earhart, William Allen White, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Wild Bill Hickox and Carrie Nation. Carrie Nation especiall…

HELP – My Desk Is Buried Under a Mountain of Paper

When I was a library director, my desk contained stacks and stacks of papers. Now that I’m retired, I thought there would be time to maintain a tidy desk. After all, I no longer had to deal with staff schedules, grant applications, monthly statistics…


Posted by on March 8, 2010 in Squidoo



2 responses to “Making a Lens-A-Day on Squidoo

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  2. Brooke Lorren

    March 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I like your lenses. I really need to work on Squidoo more. Came over here from that link on Ehow.


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