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Earthquakes. The big shake.
Thursday, August 25, 2016      15 comments

At 6:01 am, on February 9, 1971, I awoke to a sound that I could only think of as some kind of nuclear explosion. It was a roar, a noise I was completely unfamiliar with. Then the house started rocking, and my younger sisters started screaming... Read more
I know how lucky I am
Friday, July 29, 2016      16 comments

I don't know the exact statistics, in how many people lose weight, and are able to keep it off, but I know, after being on Spark for over a year, that a lot of people don't make it. I was thinking about this, and how fortunate I am, this week. ... Read more
The kids moved out.
Thursday, July 28, 2016      14 comments

SO, after a year, of having my darling daughter, her insipid boyfiend, and her beloved cat, at my house, I demanded that they leave by August 1. They got an apartment, they moved in, and last night, was the first night alone in my house in a ye... Read more
Please think about this.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      12 comments

OK, I said I would come back and write blogs once in a while. I WILL write some about having a healthy lifestyle, but today, I want to talk about race. I was raised by parents that showed us by their friendships with MANY different races, ... Read more
I am not leaving, I'm just prioritizing my life.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      25 comments

I have slowed down writing blogs lately. I have had a number of issues crop up, including pain, and now arthritis, that is hard on me. I will ALWAYS continue to monitor my food, eat right, and exercise, as those are now important components of... Read more
Friendship, a lifelong treasure
Sunday, July 17, 2016      15 comments

I am meeting an old friend of mine, this morning, who I met back in 1974. She was a sorority sister, and a really good friend. We lost touch, and ... Read more
A cookbook review...Cook, Nourish, Glow
Saturday, July 16, 2016      12 comments

I was shown this book by a friend, who cooked up (??) a couple of the recipes in this book. I bought it, because I read the forward, and loved her ... Read more
A religious test...
Friday, July 15, 2016      10 comments

Sigh... So, last night, at a Bastille Day celebration, some madman rammed into families in Nice, France. I am so very, very sorry. What is the response? Get rid of all Muslims in America. Thanks, Newt Gingrich. When we start listen... Read more
How you react to life....
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      15 comments

Life is ten percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you react to it. I had a mostly great weekend in Colorado. I got to see the be... Read more
Colorado is awesome.
Sunday, July 10, 2016      21 comments

Yesterday, my brother drove me through the Rocky Mountain National Park, some 400 miles of spectacular America. I realized that, after a few days of media, the idea of leaving it all behind, and standing amidst the pristine wilderness, that the... Read more
Time to love one another.
Friday, July 08, 2016      15 comments

Another two shootings, not justified, and probably not prosecuted. I hope this stops. The tragedy with the killing of Dallas police officers yesterday, was no less than an offshoot of the frustration, horror and sadness that black families... Read more
Wrinkles mean you laughed...
Thursday, July 07, 2016      20 comments

Yesterday, I went to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Clear Lake, Iowa. I had not seen them in a year, and heard that my Uncle isn't doing so well (they ... Read more
I can't control everything...
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      23 comments

No, we can't control everything, but we can make decisions about ourselves that allow us to be our best selves. This isn't rocket science. This is... Read more
Happy Birthday, America
Monday, July 04, 2016      21 comments

Today is America's 240th birthday. The birthday is significant, because one of the most beautifully written documents of all time, is what we celeb... Read more

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