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Time to join the 21st Century?
Friday, June 27, 2014      20 comments

Here’s the family in Heathrow airport waiting for our flight home. Note DH on the end with his old-school reading material (aka a book). Neither DH nor I are technophob... Read more
Thank you Mr. Selfridge and other SP themes of London
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      19 comments

Only those who watch Masterpiece Theater on PBS will understand this reference. Selfridge’s Dept Store in London was founded in 1909 by an American who changed retail industry in the UK. Since I’ve watched all episodes of his amazing story, I ... Read more
Is it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle in Europe?
Friday, June 20, 2014      18 comments

I’ve just returned from 17 days in Europe(Slovakia, Vienna, London) and read TinaJane’s terrific blog about cultural differences. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5721395 Although I ... Read more
Reflections of 17 days in Europe
Thursday, June 19, 2014      16 comments

In country #1 I remember family – present and past Those I travelled with: DH, DD (Hayburner1969), her DH, & 3 kids. The family I first discovered in 2008 in Slovak... Read more
Memorial Day lyrics for the whole world
Sunday, May 25, 2014      16 comments

Last night my choral society sang at the National D-Day Memorial. The program included a swing era dance band, a children’s chorus, and recognition of the veterans in attendance. There was a special remembrance of those who gave their liv... Read more
Thinking about THOSE people
Saturday, May 24, 2014      16 comments

I read a wonderful blog by Steph-Knee this morning about obligation vs. desire /www.sparkpeople.com/myp
age_public_journal_individ
ual.asp?blog_id=5701198 Her story is inspirational and she writes really well. Ho... Read more
Running with “difficult” feet – compensating for genetics
Sunday, May 18, 2014      16 comments

I’m a combination of both of my parents. Sports minded and competitive like my Dad. Prone to worry and anxiety like my Mom. In one area I got the worst of both. I’ve got Dad’s flat feet with severe over-pronation and Mom’s “floppy... Read more
Heat + Humidity + Hills = Hell
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      17 comments

It’s my own fault. Since November I’ve avoided hills with the rationalization that I was training for a flat half marathon. I convinced myself that it was more important to focus on distance and endurance. I don’t need much convincing to avoi... Read more
The Changing of the Guard – figuratively that is
Monday, May 12, 2014      16 comments

That’s usually my seat in the front of the canoe. This summer our 12 year old granddaughter can match Grandpa, stroke for stroke. She’s been paddling her own kayak sinc... Read more
Cary Grant and Me and my Shoes
Sunday, May 11, 2014      22 comments

On a whim I followed a link to one of those online quizzes. It was to determine “which classic leading man should I marry.” Cary must have been a winner by a hair since my movie preference (To Sir with Love), my interest in Musicals, and o... Read more
No, I am NOT a MORON!
Saturday, May 10, 2014      21 comments

I wasn’t called this directly, but I recognized myself in a rant on another forum this morning. It was posted by a virtual friend who was complaining about those ”morons” who turn on their AC in May when they should just “open the windows and l... Read more
Monsanto Strikes Back – (Star Wars pun intended)
Thursday, May 08, 2014      7 comments

Perhaps the reaction to increased information about pesticides, additives and GMOs is having an effect? Maybe the money poured into the defeat of labeling initiatives and referenda isn’t enough? www.huffingtonpost.com/d
r-rob... Read more
3 Generations - 3 Awards
Sunday, May 04, 2014      26 comments

This is my favorite kind of race – with family 1st place (60 and up) ME! 1st place (12 & under) – My granddaughter Overall 3rd place female – My daughter, spark... Read more
Do the website designers even USE SP?
Thursday, May 01, 2014      17 comments

Without the team blog stream, I can no longer easily scan the topics that sparkers have written about? The team blog link was a valuable resource that has now been eliminated. This is a terrible change, unless the purpose was to LIMIT my t... Read more
Extreme levels of Roundup detected in food.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      10 comments

This is getting to be too much. www.rodalenews.com/round
up-food It’s especially distressing to me that when the maximum “safe” level is exceeded, the solution is simply to change the definition of “safe” level. Th... Read more

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