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The Roller Coaster of Transplants

The Roller Coaster of Transplants

The roller coaster never stops. Randy has been feeling quite well after a shaky start this year. In January he was hospitalized with the CMV virus, and in March with another virus. It has been a tough year for him as his father has been ill and in the hospital as well. Randy and his […]

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Photos: Excitement on the Reefs of Cozumel!

Photos: Excitement on the Reefs of Cozumel!

Not only dives! The snorkeling has been amazing as well. The little stuff has been incredible! Diving isn’t all sharks and huge pelagics, it is also the tiniest members of the ocean community that fascinate. Randy and I have been snorkeling every day for the first time since his double lung transplant almost two years […]

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Dive Cozumel: Paradise at Night

Dive Cozumel: Paradise at Night

Diving at night is a remarkable experience. The fish of the daytime hide and the animals of the darkened reef come out. There are huge crabs, lobsters, octopuses, eels, and the colors are glorious when illuminated by camera flashes or torches. On Cozumel, the best place to night dive (in my humble opinion) is Paradise Reef. […]

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Diving Cozumel: Casa Blanca?

Diving Cozumel: Casa Blanca?

When the dive guide told me we were headed to “Casa Blanca” to dive today, I said, Huh? Look in any dive guide book and you will see that no such dive site exists. In front of the reef El Paso de Cedral (Cedar Pass) is a large white house named Casa Gordon, and that is the […]

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Randy is in Cozumel!

Randy is in Cozumel!

Fearing to jinx it, I haven’t said anything about our trip to Cozumel this summer. It has been two years…and Randy is finally back in our ocean home! Seeing him snorkel has been so wonderful…there have been times during the last 22 months that I’ve wondered if I would ever see him snorkel or dive […]

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Nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!

Nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!

Exciting! Travels with Tam was nominated by Adventures of Empty Nesters, and I thank Suzanne Stavert for such an honor! The Liebster Award is for discovering “newish” bloggers, and while I have been doing this for about two years, I still feel very much like a newbie. I learn something every day, and I am […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Angelic Angelfish

Fab Photos Friday: Angelic Angelfish

Angelfish are among some of the most beautiful fish in the ocean. They live on coral reefs, in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Each ocean has different types of angelfish. They are closely related to Butterflyfish, and when they are babies, they, like Butterflyfish, are “cleaners” (cleaning debris from other, larger fish). The largest species, […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Hélène Tragos Stelian

Amazing Women Wednesday: Hélène Tragos Stelian

Hélène Tragos Stelian is a multi-talented woman who puts family first while finding creative outlets for her own life. Her first creative project was a book, Getting Ready for Baby: The Practical Parent’s Organizer. As the mother of twins Hélène knew that planning to have a baby (or babies) was a tough job in itself, so […]

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Charleston and Racism

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Charleston and Racism

The shooting of 9 innocent people. Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59. Stop for a moment and think of them, and of their families. They are the victims of […]

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Vacationing with Dad

Vacationing with Dad

Some of the happiest memories of I have of my dad are from our wonderful family vacations. My father has been gone 30 years, but his memory is always present. There were always smiles and fun times and sunny days on the beach with dad. I miss you, daddy!    I have often wondered what he would […]

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