Black History Month

It’s Black History Month in the US. There a variety of ways to learn available on the internet. It’s a matter of decided what one wants to learn and diligently setting aside the time to do so.  One of my interests is photography. I came across a blog post listing 7 Black Photographers to follow. If you follow photographers, or just like photography, I recommend that you check it out. Another option to study is to type in black history month on twitter and see what you can find out. There is a lot of information that I didn’t know, …

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Plan Your Vacation-Italy

Today is National Plan Your Vacation day. I read that on average, people in the US take 17 vacation days annually. I know that in other countries, people have more generous paid time off policies and travel a lot more. That pesky Puritan work ethic, along with the economy keeps people from traveling. I have no idea how much the recent government shutdown will affect the travel industry. When people can’t pay their rent or buy food, the last thing on their mind is planning a vacation. 800,00o people is more than the entire population of Wyoming. Yet it is …

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Total Eclipse of the Moon

The actual song Total Eclipse of the Moon is from the Voyageur album by Enigma  but here is a fun take off from NPR to listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4kSNwKvW0 Lyrics: Miles away from light at noon Total eclipse of the moon Many reasons to believe in life Just listen what it’s telling you Come and have a look inside Total eclipse of the moon Don’t be childish, don’t be so cruel I’m feeling just lonely without Without you I can see the wide horizons But debts have to be paid Our ways will cross again someday Believe, and come back to …

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Goal Setting

2019 is just around the corner. So often people make lofty resolutions for the New Year. This year, instead of making resolutions and then beating yourself up when you don’t follow through, try setting a few goals. They can be broad, or specific. You don’t have to know how you are going to get from point A to point Z in 2019. All you have to do is know how you will achieve progress moving from A to B in one day. Let me list a few examples. Say you want to lose weight and get in shape, a perennial …

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New Orleans

My husband and I spent several days in New Orleans being tourists prior to a conference that I attended for work. We did everything we wanted to do and saw everything we wanted to see. We had both been there twice before, but before Katrina, which was in 2005. We noticed the changes, many of them for the better. The city did lose a lot of charm with the enclosed outlet Riverwalk mall. The prices there really aren’t less than in other locations. I miss the cheap strawberry daiquiri’s on the street and the street artists performing on Jackson square …

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Sunny Scottsdale, Arizona

I was in Scottsdale last week for a business trip. I lived in the Phoenix Metro Area many years ago.  It was fun to revisit old haunts and see the changes in the city.  If you are looking for a warm place to spend the winter,  Scottsdale is very attractive. Although the conference was at a Paradise Valley Resort, I stayed in Old Town Scottsdale.  I quite enjoyed walking around the area.  Several years ago my nephew graduated from the prestigious award-winning Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute  and my family enjoyed a few days together in celebration.  Food is a big …

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates the Indigenous peoples of America and commemorates their shared history and culture. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities .Dozens of  cities and entire states, including Minnesota, Alaska, Vermont and Oregon, have also replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers’ Day on the second Monday of October. And South Dakota celebrates Native American Day. Today is celebrated as Columbus Day in the rest of the USA. Banks, and Government agencies are closed, including the Post Office, county library and Public Health.  …

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Faribault, Minnesota

We took a road trip in mid September to visit family. Eight days, seven nights, five motels, and four states later, we returned home. I brought two pairs of jeans and never wore them. It was too hot! It took a week to catch up at work and at home after returning.  It’s chilly in Wyoming now. We had snow above 8000 feet and freezing temperatures here in the valley at night. Fall has arrived, so fall yardwork has commenced. In other news-I have been accepted for publication in an anthology and will be listing an affiliate marketing link on …

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The Nature Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch

One of the many properties owned by The Nature Conservancy is Red Canyon Ranch south of Lander, Wyoming. We spent a glorious afternoon there yesterday, on a horse drawn wagon ride as part of a donor appreciation event. We have donated to the Nature Conservancy for 14 year’s. No, this is not a sponsored post. I haven’t yet monetized this blog. I may never monetize it, although that was the intent when I began it.  I like keeping it all content, for now anyway. The Red Canyon Ranch Wyoming has so much iconic scenery that the Red Canyon is overlooked. The Wind …

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