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Introducing Amazing Women Wednesday, and Ruth Curran!

Filed in Amazing Women Wednesday, Empowering Women by on February 18, 2015 2 Comments
Introducing Amazing Women Wednesday, and Ruth Curran!

Today I am introducing a new Category and event on Travels with Tam: Amazing Women Wednesday. I plan to pay tribute to those amazing women who are out there in the world making a difference, and in doing so, they are setting incredibly strong examples for our girls.  In addition, they are empowering women everywhere to […]

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Do you Recognize?

Filed in Important Stuff! by on February 16, 2015 12 Comments
Do you Recognize?

I just read a fascinating article in National Geographic about animals recognizing themselves in a mirror.  Being able to do so requires high level cognitive skills.  Of the ten species shown to be able to self-recognize, only one is not a mammal.  The ten animals are: 1. Humans. Humans, however, develop outside the womb for […]

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Sunsets are so Romantic!

Filed in Travel by on February 14, 2015 2 Comments
Sunsets are so Romantic!

What could be more beautiful or romantic than a gorgeous sunset?  If you are city bound with no sunset views, sit back and enjoy just a few of my favorite sunsets.  Happy Valentines Day.  

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Looking back…my first kiss!

Filed in Baby Boomers, Midlife Journeys by on February 13, 2015 17 Comments
Looking back…my first kiss!

  I haven’t thought about my first kiss in quite a while, but with Valentines coming up, I started thinking about it. How nervous I was! I am sure he was too. It was at my 13th birthday party. I had a boyfriend, Jeff, who made my heart go pitter-patter.  We were in junior high, […]

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In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted a life reinvention. The documentary was about two marine biologists living in Tofo, Mozambique, studying Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.  I was captivated by the Mantas…I had never seen one while diving or snorkeling before, only through binoculars on the surface of the water.  […]

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I am participating in Across Women’s Lives with SheKnows Media and PRI!

I am participating in Across Women’s Lives with SheKnows Media and PRI!

I am so excited I just have to share this with you!  I’ve been invited to participate in a new media partnership between SheKnows Media (SheKnows recently purchased BlogHer)  and PRI Across Women’s Lives!  Word about the new initiative: “Across Women’s Lives seeks to change the conversation in news media, because women’s lives are newsworthy. It is […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The Lure of Thailand

Fab Photos Friday: The Lure of Thailand

I visited Thailand in March 2013. Two weeks was certainly not long enough to be in this incredibly beautiful country. First, I went on a dive trip on the Andaman Sea, then my daughter joined me in Phuket. Bangkok was spectacular. We talk about the trip often, mostly about how we long to return. I […]

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A Party Planner? Yes, Please!

A Party Planner?  Yes, Please!

Actually, she’s a wedding planner. She is planning my daughter’s wedding and I know it will be memorable in its elegance and panache. I like that word, panache. It has…panache. The wedding planner has panache, too.  Check her out at Minted Artistry! Soon, too soon, I am hosting an engagement party for the happy couple, […]

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Transplant World’s Version of the Roller Coaster

Transplant World’s Version of the Roller Coaster

Recap:  Randy had a double lung transplant 17 months ago, and 3 weeks ago the doctors lowered his antiviral medication, Valcyte, because his kidneys weren’t “happy”.  Randy’s donor had had a common virus known as CMV, but Randy had never had the virus and therefore had no antibodies to it.  When they reduced the medication […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

There is nothing as exciting as an African Safari. The thrill of seeing these animals (so many of which are endangered) in the wild cannot be overstated. How much longer will we be able to see them? African Lions have been losing numbers rapidly…in the last two decades alone 30-50% of them have disappeared. How […]

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