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My First Festival of Faith and Writing

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I’ve wanted to attend the Festival of Faith & Writing since I first heard about it a decade or more ago. In 2014, I was dying to go sit at the feet of Anne Lamott and Susan E. Isaacs, but a flight from Memphis … Continue reading

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Iceland: Geothermal Mineral Pools

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  When I visited Iceland, I fell in love with its geothermal mineral swimming pools. Most towns have at least one public pool, and many Icelanders go daily if possible. They consider it important to their overall health, and now … Continue reading

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Iceland: My Top Five

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Iceland is a country I’d always wanted to see, but it wasn’t high on my priority list until this summer when a friend told me she was going with her sister. Suddenly, I really wanted to go. I offhandedly mentioned … Continue reading

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Dothan Visit, Summer 2015

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I hadn’t visited my sister and her family since last fall, right after my baby niece was born. So last weekend, I flew back to the world’s smallest airport in Dothan (seriously, I’ve seen Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets bigger than this … Continue reading

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I Skied and I Didn’t Die

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On Valentine’s Day, I did something I wasn’t sure I’d ever do again in my life. I SNOW SKIED. In 1996, my family and I took a ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado with some generous family friends. I was … Continue reading

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Miami Beach Bowl

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I went to the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday to watch my Tigers play BYU! First I spent some time with family, which of course included a trip to Shuckers, our family’s Cheers for the past 20 years. My … Continue reading

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Free Hawaii iPhone 5 Wallpaper

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I’m always looking for cool phone wallpapers. I also still miss Hawaii over two months after my trip there. So I created iPhone 5 wallpapers from some of my favorite Hawaii pictures for your free download and enjoyment. They may … Continue reading

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Aunt Again

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On October 1, my second niece was born! Since my sister and I are very close, I’m thrilled and emotional about a second generation of hermanas. When Niecy was born, Debra and Lance lived much closer. But now that they’re … Continue reading

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LOST Driving Tour of Oahu

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Until I got to Hawaii, it didn’t occur to me that I could take a tour of locations where LOST was filmed. By then, my friends and I were already booked. Besides, one tour claimed to visit 22 locations in … Continue reading

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Hawaii One-Four

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Sometime in August, Bethany, my close friend of ten years, invited me to Hawaii. She and her husband and sons, plus her sister-in-law and SIL’s boyfriend, had booked a beach cottage on the MCCS Marine base on Oahu (where they … Continue reading

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