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A Most Serendipitous Time


One of mine.

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In a whirlwind trip, I meet some extraordinary women both in Mississippi and in Atlanta. Out to dinner with 7 lovely southern ladies – honestly there’s no other way to describe these women! – one of them – oh, her name fills the air – Camille – leans in to ask me if there’s anything else interesting about my life – other than medical speech pathology – and because we are in a social rather than business setting – I tell them I’m a novelist. And the curiosity is sparked – several women want to know what I write. Odd to me that the word novelist does not conjure thoughts of fiction in people’s minds – not just these southern lady minds, but minds everywhere. I hear the same question, “Do you make your books up?” In my head, I hear, “Yes, they’re fiction.” Of course, I’m more polite and…

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Kerala, India: The Land of Spices


Travel plans shaky? Take a look at Kerala, India on iBellHop.

International Bellhop Travel Magazine

Kerala India Travel Photo Gallery

Kerala, India is a magical place that has been bringing flavor and color to the rest of the world for centuries. A state of the country of India since 1956, Kerala sits on the Western Coastline of India, near the tip of the Indian Peninsula, and facing the Arabian Sea. Often called the “Land of Spices,” Kerala was one of the major spice shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C. and is still a major grower and exporter of spices and foods to this day. In addition to the flavorful and exotic spices that flow from Kerala, tea-growing is also a major industry, with some of the most unique tea flavors in the world being grown on the inland steppes. Though the agricultural tourism is a major draw, the majority of visitors are more-enthralled with the backwaters, Beaches, and stunningly-green tropical forests.

While there are vast expanses…

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The Ultimate Perks of Long-term Travel


Want to peek into the life of a long-term traveler? Take a look at this post about living on the road.

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Happy Anniversary!


Happy country-living! Wow!

Oregon Green Acres

I cannot believe it has been one full year since we left the big city and moved to the Great Northwest. So much has changed in the last year. We’ve learned so much of what it means to live in the country, and I think our lives have changed pretty drastically, but for the better not worse.

Let’s see…

1. Blackberries – harbor many critters. Always look before you pick. As you may remember it was while trimming these tenacious vines that I freaked out over a bug and broke my foot. You will often be investigated by bees and wasps as your fingers become stained while picking.
2. Foliage -Do be sure to trim blackberry vines back and other overgrown foliage because you never know what you will find. Case in point I have found the following – I have a pear tree I didn’t know I have, along…

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PORTRAITS IN AFRICA- THEN AND NOW / Young Gallery – (redif) – www.belafrikamedia.com – WEBTV


Portraits in Africa – Then and Now ( Young Gallery ) – video.

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And they found the ‘real’ Robin Hood…

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DO YOU REMEMBER?
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Do you remember a place called Nottingham from your childhood?

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You may know more about this city than you might think!

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When we arrived in this energetic city mixed with medieval and modern, little did we know that we would find ourselves eating lunch in a sacred church, exploring deep and mysterious caves, and see Robin Hood everywhere!

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ROBIN, WHO?

… ROBIN HOOD! …

Is he just a fabled character?

Or a real legendary hero?

As a child, and still today, we have always been fascinated about Robin Hood and his quests with his merry men!

We supported his mission. We admired his courage! And we were enchanted by his adventures!

Having said that, we were ecstatic to be right here, the city linked to Robin Hood, where there are a series of walking trails with stories explaining the various spots said to have…

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