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Texas Voter? An Opinion.

Filed in Boomer Stuff!111, Important Stuff! by on October 30, 2014 2 Comments
Texas Voter? An Opinion.

  If you care about women, equality, and/or excellence in education, please read on. This is an opinion piece, and it reflects MY opinion. If you live in Texas and are not registered to vote, shame on you.  If you live anywhere and aren’t registered, shame on you.  If you live in Texas (or anywhere) […]

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Napa Valley: A Harvest Celebration at Quintessa Vineyard

Napa Valley: A Harvest Celebration at Quintessa Vineyard

By fellow midlife adventurer, Suzanne Simone Stavert at Adventures of Empty Nesters! by Suzanne on October 6, 2014 in My Adventures Great friends, heavenly food, delicious wine and a breathtaking landscape are the perfect ingredients for an amazing experience in Napa Valley to celebrate the harvest at Quintessa Vineyard. We discovered this extraordinary winery in June of this year when we were given a private tour. […]

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Visiting the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum!

Visiting the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum!

Earlier this summer I posted about my visit to the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.  It was such a great experience, I decided that as I headed from Dallas to Ohio and Kentucky, I would stop and check out the Clinton Library.  I am so glad I did, as […]

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Homecoming

Filed in Adventures in the USA, Midlife Journeys, Travel by on October 20, 2014 4 Comments
Homecoming

Thomas Wolfe said one can’t go home again, and in a sense, that’s true. I cannot be a child again.  My parents are gone, friends have moved on, and much has changed, yet the landmarks remain, and there are still people I care about. I had forgotten the beauty of the change of seasons, and […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Chihuly Glass Exhibit

Filed in Fabulous Photos Friday! by on October 16, 2014 4 Comments
Fab Photos Friday: Chihuly Glass Exhibit

Who doesn’t love Chihuly’s glass?  I’ve never met a person who said they didn’t like it.  It really is gorgeous, and so fluid.  There is a great exhibit right now at the William J Clinton Jr Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.  So much of it reminds me of marine life….clams, mollusks, shells….enjoy the beauty […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Art of Chicago, Pt 2

Wordless Wednesday: Art of Chicago, Pt 2

The Chicago Art Museum is full of treasures….these are just a few of my favorites!

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Family Relations

Filed in Midlife FML, Midlife Journeys by on October 12, 2014 26 Comments
Family Relations

Midlife brings its share of excitement, sorrow, and puzzlement.  I have to confess that my husband’s family relations have puzzled me long before midlife. As my mother in law said, I am a “mambe pambe” and “nicey nice” person. It wasn’t said as a compliment, but in the heat of a poker game. Sometimes I […]

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Fab Photos Friday: the Art of Chicago Part 1

Fab Photos Friday: the Art of Chicago Part 1

I love Chicago.  If you have been there, you know what I mean!  Yes, it is too cold to live there (at least for me!), but I’ll take many more visits!  I went to the Art Institute, and saw Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion in person.  I absolutely love Chagall’s work, and am fortunate to have some […]

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Chicago is my kind of town!

Chicago is my kind of town!

As a native midwesterner, I have to say I LOVE Chicago.  What a great city!  Fabulous night life, restaurants, art, theater, parks, lake…and so on and so forth.  Chicago is a bit different from the other large, popular US cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco….because it is down to earth, and accessible.  One doesn’t […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas!

Filed in Adventures!, Fabulous Photos Friday!, Travel by on October 3, 2014 3 Comments
Fab Photos Friday: The Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas!

The swimming feral pigs of the Exumas, Bahamas are one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen!  Just looking at them makes me laugh.  It’s just so incongruous….pigs swimming in the Caribbean! Enjoy!

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