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Behind the Scenes

At night I’ve been known to stare into the quiet darkness beyond our windows, so different from the fierce sunlight of the day and its illumination. And I wonder: what really happens out there, after the sun slithers behind the mountains? What happens behind the scenes?A lot, it appears. When our blinds are drawn to the skies canvassed in the … [Read More ...]


Quotable You: “Not All Were Sprinkled With Happiness…”

A dear friend has a favorite saying she shares as needed.  Words of wisdom told to her by a boss early in her work life.  Since she had her 99th birthday a few months back, one can assume she knows what she is talking about."This Too Shall Pass!"  she confidently assures...A simple reminder to step back and put the drama or stress of the … [Read More ...]

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Patricia Arquette: “It’s Our Time” For Equality

Patricia Arquette's "it's our time" appeal on behalf of women’s equality brought excitement to an otherwise lackluster Oscar telecast.  Upon accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress, she stood before a worldwide audience of 1 billion and declared:“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and every citizen of this nation, we have … [Read More ...]


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Majestic Crested Saguaros

I’ve been on a bit of a scavenger hunt lately for the majestic Crested Saguaros.It all started about a year ago when I realized that the misshapen form I saw on a distant hill (from my kitchen window) was a rare crested saguaro. From my vantage … [Read More]

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Music: FLY by Maddie and Tae

Teen sensations Maddie and Tae scored a #1 single last year with their brilliant, funny and feminist GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG.  Their new single, FLY is so lovely, the tears were rolling before I heard half the lyrics. FLY is a sweet anthem of … [Read More]

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A Paleo Year of Change

Last year, 2014, became our paleo year of change.Our New Year's resolution was to change our lifestyle, live healthier, and make significant headway fighting my husband’s type two diabetes.  Paleo was the result of months of research.  Starting in … [Read More]


A Disgruntled Snowman’s Snow Fight

We may be disgruntled by the snow, but it is here to stay -- at least for a couple of months.  So we might as well find humor about it where we can.  I've long been a fan and follower of the folks over at Animation Chefs.  Their goal is to:"lead … [Read More]

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