Rethinking Thanksgiving Traditions

I have always loved the Thanksgiving holiday. I love the traditional holiday dishes, the turkey, dressing, and good ole green bean casserole. I love the desserts. I love being so stuffed your tummy hurts and you have to take a nap – thanks tryptophan. When I was young, I loved seeing extended family, as well […]

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Angels Watching Over Me

I had a strange and frustrating day yesterday. I had taken a day off of work to handle an appointment and I was looking forward to an entire afternoon to myself. On the way back from my appointment, about 20 miles from home, my truck broke down. Actually, my husband’s truck that I had borrowed […]

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Painted Sunsets in Tucson

People live in Tucson for the sunsets. Each day of our visit, I knew exactly what time the sun would set and had staked out a spot to watch the show. Every single evening is a masterpiece. The sky is a canvas that is painted in a new way. Like a snow flake, no two […]

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Happy Birthday Wolf 1

Happy Birthday to my oldest wolf who turns 21 today. Indulge me in a little Mom reminiscing because for the life of me, I can’t figure out where 21 years have gone so quickly. You have ventured out from the wolf pack, aka your brothers. I would not call you a lone wolf although you […]

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Laugh Often and Out Loud

My oldest son is a prankster. Always has been. Always will be. When he comes home to visit, I know for week’s after I’ll find little surprises around the house that will have me in stiches. The latest was finding a can of Sun-Dried Georgia Possum amidst my canned goods, right next to the Starkist […]

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The Virtual Reality of the 1800’s

The Battle of Atlanta in 1864 was a defining moment in the Civil War and it’s captured in breathtaking detail in an immersive 360° painting that stands nearly 50 feet high and is longer than a football field. These paintings, once quite famous, are called Cycloramas, and were created as touring exhibits back in the […]

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Only in the heartland

I often get teased about my colorful Midwest language. I was in my home state of Nebraska last week and I heard a new one that I’m still laughing about. I can’t wait to slip this one into ‘polite’ conversation when the time is right. “He’s more crooked than a dog’s hind leg.” This one […]

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