Attention 2015 Graduates: The Real World is Calling

I’m running out of time. The countdown has begun to Jimbo leaving for college, and I suddenly have the urge to teach him everything I failed to impart the past 18 years. So I have begun The College List. No twin sheet sets on here – that comes later. This list has all the essentials needed for living a happy, independent life away from home....more

21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

 1.  Travel more.  Travelling makes you appreciate life more; the more you see and experience new things and places, the more you appreciate being alive.  You see the beauty of nature, and you feel closer to your Maker like never before.  You get to release stress, you worry less, you become a happier person, and you see things from a different perspective.  You realize it's a beautiful world we live in, and it's amazing to be granted the gift of life....more

Adventuring UNDER the Mexican Caribbean!

Fabulous Photos Friday under the Caribbean Sea!http://www.travelswithtam/blog  by Tam Warner Minton on August 22, 2014 • ...more

Are You Following Me? Alice© At AliceCartoons.com

To view Alice Cartoons please click on www.alicecartoons.com  ...more

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

After my latest adventure to Silicon Valley and becoming a proud member of the girl geek club, Blogher, I can say without hesitation that although our mission is serious – to save the world, right wrongs, expose injustice, encourage compassion, and give voice to those who have none – when we congregate, our goal is to have serious fun as well....more

What happens when I'm not in charge (spoiler alert: it's a good thing)

Several years ago I took myself on a service trip to Costa Rica with  Global Volunteers. I was nearing 50 and looking to shake things up a bit, and a service trip seemed like a great first step. It was, and this experience kicked off a period of very rewarding international development work. But this is where it began. And it included the lesson of the green fence....more

Advice for Brides: Never Marry Down

Next year marks 25 years of marriage for my husband and me.  Before you do the math, just know that I was a child bride when Barney brought me over from Russia.  So with nearly a quarter of a centuries worth of marriage under my belt, I feel that I am in a position to impart some words of wisdom.  Of course, there’s the old “make sure you love him” blah, blah, blah.  And the “make sure he’ll be a good father to your children” blah, blah, blah.  In my day and age, we had the “make sure he’s a good provider” blah, blah, blah.  Nowadays, he’s just as likely to be ...more
travelgal Thanks so much!  Glad to hear I'm not the only one suffering!more

BlogHer'14 - Meeting Kerry Washington, Being a Mentor and More

Because I am an Introvert...It's the Saturday night of BlogHer'14, and unlike 90% of the attendees, I am holed up in my hotel room, the events of the past 3 days finally having caught up with me in a big way. Not being much of a party girl I have opted to pass on the closing celebration....more
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