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Spreading the Spark and More
Sunday, May 31, 2015      24 comments

I’ve been on the road since Wednesday morning with only enough spark time to post my status. The last time I gave a conference presentation was just before my retirement and the focus was Educational Technology. My topic was “Virtual Fiel... Read more
Quo Vadis? Where are you going?
Thursday, May 21, 2015      15 comments

Some grandmotherly advice for all you young women out there. Since I’m 68, it’s likely that anyone reading this is younger than me. I’m working on a presentation to be given twice next week in cities 300 miles apart. One difficult p... Read more
“Until now I did not know why your husband chose you”
Monday, May 18, 2015      16 comments

This is a sequel to my last blog where I wondered if my personal preferences give the wrong impression. Thinking about it more, I thought I’d share the above actual comment to me several years ago. I wasn’t offended because: The spea... Read more
I wear loose fitting clothes but I’m not hiding or hating my body
Friday, May 15, 2015      32 comments

I read a blog and a separate article recently about women who dress a certainly way because of their body image. I understood the intent, but now wonder if my preferences give the wrong impression. Loose fitting clothes: They are comforta... Read more
This is NOT what I expected to eat our first day in France
Monday, May 04, 2015      21 comments

Lunch Dinner I don’t even eat this at home, so why in the land of quiche, amazing bread and p... Read more
Le Harve France and My Personal Walk Through History
Sunday, May 03, 2015      20 comments

Although not a typical tourist destination, this city had special significance to me. It was about an hour’s drive east of the D-Day beaches. This is Le Harve in 1945. Located at the mouth of the Seine, a major port for centuries, it wa... Read more
They Gave Up Their Collective Future to Ensure Ours
Thursday, April 30, 2015      23 comments

I live in Bedford, VA. It’s the site of the National D-Day Memorial, since this little town lost more men per capita than any other place on June 6, 1944. So the Norman... Read more
Gotta Love Races in Europe - a shirt, a medal AND a bottle of wine!
Saturday, April 25, 2015      25 comments

DH and I packed a lot of variety into this trip to Europe. He was presenting a paper at a conference in the Czech Republic. This just happened to coincide with the Czech... Read more
Telling a slim woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a salad
Friday, April 10, 2015      18 comments

(posted again since the first title was truncated. It seems that you can't edit a title.) I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to emul... Read more
Telling a slender woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a sa
Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to emulate some Hollywood standard of beauty. She was now comfortable with herself and had developed ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who are you and what have you done with my husband?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      59 comments

It’s 6 am and DH is packing his swim bag for the gym. I’m sitting in my recliner in my PJs drinking coffee and checking in on Spark. That’s my morning routine. He’s getting ready to leave. That is NOT his morning routine. What has cau... Read more
You don't want anyone to think our team cheats, do you?
Saturday, April 04, 2015      16 comments

This was directed at DH – an honest man who, like many of us, can sometimes underestimate the amount he eats and overestimate his exercise. If portion distortion causes me to incorrectly enter the amount of spaghetti or cheesecake into th... Read more
I would be laughing this morning except for an inconvenient truth.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      23 comments

I log into Spark every morning for my dose of motivation. Today’s headline in the daily email: “Government Adjusts Weight System to Help Country Lose Pounds” http://www.sparkpeople.c
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icles.asp?id=402... Read more
Thoughts from a hospital corridor – another reason to maintain a healthy weight
Saturday, March 28, 2015      31 comments

DH & I are in Tennessee since his mother is in the hospital. She’s 95 and in addition to the bladder infection (a frequent occurrence) she also has pneumonia. She has always been a big, strong woman. In her middle years she was somewhat... Read more
My Happiest Half Marathon - Proof in Pictures
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      31 comments

I was not well prepared as I described yesterday, but it was a most enjoyable race. It was rather windy at the start. We were right off the beach after all, but I had a plan. If I stood behind this very tall guy, the wind wasn’t a problem. ... Read more

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