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When I first moved to Nebraska I felt dislocated and out of sorts, smothered by the vast landscape, ironically, and yearning for my home – although I really wasn’t sure where that home was really supposed to be....more

Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Kimberly@hittheroadjackenterprises.com Visit our website at www.hittheroadjackenterprises.com or our blog at http://hittheroadjackonawingandaprayer.blogspot.com/ Liv...more

Jesus Take The Wheel

How do you completely surrender and let Jesus take the wheel?...more

Vegas Shocked Obama Called It "Frivolous." Really?

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," Obama said Tuesday in a town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage," Obama said. "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices." -- LA Times ...more

I'm not a Vegas girl.  I live in a tourism area.  And I had no clue these ...more

Transport Canada vs Terrorism

As the Olympic athletes, fans and media descend on our fair city of Vancouver and many Vancouverites  prepare to leave, the airport is making sure security is ready for all those would be terrorists. We have been on alert since December when Detroit and Northwest Airlines inadvertently played host to a nut case that decided to load his underwear with more than the traditional package sported by males. As a result we Canadians were only allowed to carry on the essentials; medications, canes,wallet, laptop and camera....more

Machu Picchu Flooding & Evacuated Tourists

Police in Peru say they have airlifted the last of the tourists stranded near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after floods destroyed road and rail links. Nearly 1,300 travellers were flown out by helicopters on Friday, a local policeman told the Associated Press. A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area following last Sunday's heavy flooding. --BBC ...more

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An American Tragedy

What else can you possible call it? With respect to Theodore Dreiser,  no fiction writer could dream up this mess.  It would be a great story, if only it weren’t real. I didn’t intend to write about it…but I also didn’t think John Edwards could sink any lower than he already had.  I love words but I don’t have any to describe him.  Watching 20/ 20 hit me wherever is below below the belt.   And maybe I feel this personally because I know the fragility of someone with cancer....more

Calling Loudly, “J.D. Salinger”

In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more

Passports, emotional portals and the luxury of travel

. IMG_1239 Every day makes way for meeting more Swiss nationals and expats alike, however, unlike Rome and Paris, most have lived in multiple countries, expanding their perception regarding borders, passports and people in general. This place is very, very civilized, indeed. The other nite, I actually met an American that's ready to hand in his passport. I've known other people that have, but unlike those I've known, this person will answer 'duress' when asked whether they are, or are not, when giving it back....more

Teenage Sailors, Circumnavigating the Globe

Teenage sailor Jessica Watson will sweep past the halfway mark of her solo round-the-world voyage today under the watchful eye of her parents.--Brisbane Times ...more

I'm with you, Sassy, on Laura Decker, though I'll acknowledge we don't have the complete ...more