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A friend posted on Facebook that she wants to see puppy, kitten and baby photos and that she is going to unfriend anyone who posts anything political. She continued by saying “It’s gotten out of hand. We’re not going to save our country on Facebook.” Her post is a perfect example of how we have […]

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I hit rock bottom the day I took my dog’s Xanax. Let’s be absolutely clear: I STOLE DRUGS FROM MY DOG. What kind of crappy human does that? Or perhaps my big low was the day I made myself a cake with cream cheese frosting. I ATE IT ALL. It’s pretty clear that my regular […]

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I just wrote a post on The Huffington Post. You may think at first glance that it is about politics. It’s not. It’s actually about so much more than that. It is about art, diversity, and the psychology of a person’s sense of self. Read it here: Art, Diversity and the Human Race Did you […]

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Sunflowers are quite possibly the world’s cheeriest flower. With their large vibrant yellow petals, they look much like a bright smiling sun. Feeling blue? Then perhaps you should consider standing in a field of ½ million sunflowers. It’s like injecting yourself with an oversized dose of optimism. You can do just that at Sunflower Days […]

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The quintessential American vacation is a road trip. There is no better way to explore the country’s dramatic and varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas, quaint small towns, and regional subcultures than by loading up the car and hitting the open road. However, the unpredictability of weather in the winter months often puts a crimp in road […]

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I love road trips and I love hot springs. That means my recent road trip to explore New Mexico hot springs was pretty much a win/win.  This was one of my favorite road trips to date. If you are wanting an off the beaten path summer getaway, this one is calling your name! Read about […]

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Oh how the road sings to me! She really does. This was no more true than during my most recent road trip in July on The Blues Highway. My drive with Yoda through Mississippi brought me all I look for in a road trip – new cultural experiences, a bit of history, friendly people, and […]

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I lived six blocks from the beach when I lived in Los Angeles.  The ever present cool ocean breeze meant I didn’t need air conditioning during the 15 years I called myself a Southern California girl.  Things are different now.  Three-digit temperatures are the summer norm in Austin, meaning I’ve had to search out creative […]

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I’ve spent quite a bit of time during the past 1½ years in Hot Springs, Arkansas, falling more and more in love with the beauty of the state during each trip. It’s called The Natural State for a reason. During Yoda’s and my most recent visit last month, I decided to drive north on the […]

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I knew we needed to carve out extra time to visit the town of Bath during a recent trip my mom and I took to the UK for a friend’s wedding in Herefordshire.  To say I’m drawn to natural mineral springs would be an understatement.  I’ve visited them all over the world and have planned […]

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