Trips and Travels

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On the Road in Wyoming

After three glorious days driving through wild, wondrous Wyoming, my lasting impression is that of a vast, open, unspoiled land with abundant wildlife, stunning views, and a definite western flavor. click photos to enlarge "Wyoming . . . It's a strange land in my ... Read more

Yummy Recipes

tunaroni
hoedownbarbecue
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crockpotpork
sausagekraut
Chunky Rigatoni Chili
sourcreambaconchicken

Recent Writing

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My Books are Precious to Me

When it comes to my books, I'm rather proprietary. A while ago I lent the book, Home Sweet Homes: ... Read more

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Philomena: A Study in Forgiveness

It's her son's 50th birthday, and Philomena is thinking about him as she has done every day of his ... Read more

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A Case for Hoochie Mamma

There was a time when I considered it odd that my mother actually enjoyed reading the dictionary. ... Read more

patricia-hair

My Beef with Hairdressers

It's never a good thing when you leave a salon wanting to hurry home to wash your hair before anyone ... Read more

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Noah: An Unholy Mess

Critics are touting the film, "Noah," as a biblical epic. I couldn't wait to see it. I was expecting ... Read more

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Sad, but True

This morning the clouds looked like mountains on the horizon. They were hanging low and appeared to ... Read more

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Choosing to be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy. Whether it comes from fulfillment in our work, contentment in our ... Read more

victorianhouse

Upsizing After All These Years

Let’s just say I have a friend. She and her husband have worked hard all of their lives, scrimped ... Read more

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Men Who Date Many

I don't watch The Bachelor on a regular basis, so I may not be entitled to comment. Opinion is ... Read more

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My Mother and the Prince

When it came to picking out a son-in-law for herself, my mother was hoping for a prince. She had ... Read more

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Take Me Home Country Roads

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of ... Read more

Writing in a diary

Sometimes I Write, and This is Why

My love affair with writing started at an early age. When we were children, my mom would read to ... Read more

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