Escaping to the Conch Republic

The Welcome to the Conch Republic sign will be one of the first things you see as you walk across the tarmac to the small terminal. You immediately feel like you are truly in the islands – when driving from Miami to Key West, you don’t feel like you have left the U.S. – but […]

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Totally Into Tucson

I tried to escape the chill of winter by going to the desert. The week I picked was the coldest in Tucson, Arizona in some 30 odd years but that did not dampen my excitement or experience, it just meant more layers. The Sonora desert, full of towering indigenous Saguaro cactuses, pronounced so-roar-a, is endlessly […]

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Dialing Up Your Intuition

Happy 2020! I’m sorry I’ve been away for a couple of weeks – totally not like me – I’ve been dealing with one of those situations where life stands still for you but continues to rush on for the rest of the world. I won’t bore you with the details, well maybe someday I will, […]

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A Real Hallmark Christmas

So, I might have a Hallmark Countdown to Christmas obsession. This is something that my husband and boys will never understand but have accepted as fact this time of year. Yes, the Hallmark channel will be on all the time. Yes, even when I’ve seen the movie before. And yes, even though the plots are […]

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Exploring Freedom & Dignity

In downtown Atlanta, Georgia, tucked in between the World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, right on the edge of Centennial Olympic park, you will find the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I hesitate to call it a museum because it is so much more than a look back at the history […]

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Riding the Atlanta BeltLine

If you have not heard, the city of Atlanta has embarked on a massive, in-town, transportation and economic re-development project called the Atlanta BeltLine. By paving over the old railroad tracks that circle the city, the vision is to create a 22-mile loop of trails and parks, linking 45 neighborhoods. The corridor is designed to […]

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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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What did you read this Summer?

Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter… so, hopefully we can all find some time this Fall to curl up with a good book. I recently participated in one of those FaceBook chains that I generally ignore. This one was in support of literacy promotion […]

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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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