365 Days of Carol Anne (An Amazing Moment of Patriotism)

Day 190  Seriously. Can you believe we're 190 days in to this year? Unbelievable....more

Painting The Town

I'd only been to Portsmouth, NH, once before this holiday. So I wasn't sure if the amazing artwork painted on building around the town was a permanent feature or a special exhibition. A quick Google search on my return revealed that they were part of the Street a.k.a. Museum exhibit, curated by the Portsmouth Museum of Art....more

Your Patriotic Duty

The USA is not just about the wonderfully diverse human beings that live here. It is also about the wonderfully diverse wildlife that lives here, including our national symbol, seen here in all its glorious wildness at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. ...more

How to look good in photos!

Actually, for me the title should be how NOT to look BIG in photos.  UGH.  For Father’s Day, my husband received a beautifully framed large family picture from my lovely stepdaughter.  Everyone in the picture looks great, except me.  And believe me, this is not false modesty.  What a nice gift though, but I wish I could photo shop another me in the picture.  ...more

And it would certainly be an honor for me to meet you, Elaine, if I am ever in North Carolina. ...more