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  • The Road of Our Heritage

    The Road of Our Heritage

    Discover the amazing Romanian Diaspora women ambassadors of Via Transilvanica (VT) as they contribute to the global fabric of their cultural heritage. The trail connects the diverse cultural and natural regions of Romania and unites Romanians to support its story. Based on an Interview with Dr. Aura Imbarus.Photos are of Romania’s cross-country trail, Via Transilvanica. Dr. Aura Imbarus is an acclaimed…

  • Sometimes It’s Really Hard Living inside of Me.

    Sometimes It’s Really Hard Living inside of Me.

    She gifted me with the magic and beauty of the Island of Hawai’i.When it comes down to it, I kind of love flying. In the 65 years I’ve had on earth, I’ve finally learned that life is just a series of tragedies and miracles. It seems you can’t have one without the other, and what…

  • When Yeah But Meets What If…

    When Yeah But Meets What If…

    Here’s my story about premature assumptions. “I’m a freshman! I will go out for the high school baseball team and, since I am a freshman, I will sit the bench most every game.” My older brother Jon, home on leave from the Marines, was quizzing me. Being from a sports-minded family, he had asked about…

  • The Picnic Paradise: Healthy in a Basket

    The Picnic Paradise: Healthy in a Basket

    As the sun starts to shine brighter and the days grow longer, it’s time to embrace the beauty of picnics. Whether you’re heading to the park, the beach, or your backyard, these picnic-perfect recipes are delicious and packed with nutrients to keep you fueled for all your warm-weather adventures. First, let’s prepare for a seamless,…

  • Smarter Than the Average . . . Pup?

    Smarter Than the Average . . . Pup?

    You thought I was going to say “smarter than the average bear,” didn’t you? Nope. My two Labradors team up like Yogi and Boo Boo and they get their paws on everything in sight! It is mostly the pup wonder. But Trooper has his moments! So you order a pizza and the doorbell rings. You…

  • Need More Self-control?

    Need More Self-control?

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we liked celery more than sweets? How about if we preferred doing chores and homework to playing video games, cornhole or pickleball? When it comes to willpower, some of us struggle more than others. So what can be done?   According to “What You Need to Know about Willpower: The…

  • Chips y Salsa, Anyone?

    Chips y Salsa, Anyone?

    I recently went to Chips y Salsa Wine Bar for their grand opening in the charming downtown area of Florence, Colorado. I had an amazing time there! This historic city is the antique capital of Colorado. The Chips y Salsa Wine Bar complements that ambience with its striking décor, with intense pink, shiny gold and…

  • Oh, Those Tantrums!

    Oh, Those Tantrums!

    Have you ever seen a frazzled mom count menacingly at her child to make him stop misbehaving? I think we all have. I get the concept. I used to count, too. My son always straightened up by two. One day, he asked what happens on three? This savvy little boy was gearing up to test…

  • Funk’s Little Red Corolla

    Funk’s Little Red Corolla

    In 1978, when Funk and I moved from West Virginia to Nashville, we traded-in his truck for a two-door Toyota Corolla. We were a one car household until our second born came along in 1989, at which time we purchased a van for me and the kids (eww!) and the ’78 Corolla became Funk’s car.…

  • Bring Value

    Bring Value

    Last evening, I was at a networking event and a young man in his twenties asked me what was the most important thing he should learn as he starts his career. It was a good question, and I was delighted he asked me. My answer was formed only after I asked him questions of my…