Foster Dog Profile: Marsha

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My sister is doing an awesome thing and has started to foster shelter dogs. The current dog that she is working to find a forever home for is Marsha.  Marsha Facts: She is approximately 3 years old Non aggressive Fantastic with other dogs A serious love bug  Mostly house trained Leash trained Kennel trained Overall

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Study Abroad: Museo Galileo: Summer 2012

As I’ve said before in the this blog I have visited quite a few museums and really enjoyed most of them. When I was in Florence I was determined to visit as many places as I could, including museums. The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth not just of art but of science and Florence was

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Weekend Wanderings: Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Before Christmas Keltin and I went to see a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra: John William’s Christmas. Having loved it so much we decided that we needed to go to some more shows at the Meyerson. The first of which was Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Of course the New World Symphony is not the only thing

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Lunar Eclipse – Blood Wolf Moon

Last night made me wish that I had a telescope as I watched the eclipse from my back patio. Bear exploring the yard under the fading silver-white light. It also made me think and write a bit. This poem is rough but I captures my feelings from last night. The wind in the trees And

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Foodie Friday: Avocado Pasta Sauce

Yes, you read the title right. The sauce is really good and super easy but I have a funny story about making it recently. In the interest of being healthy I decided that instead of using spaghetti noodles like I typically do with this recipe that I would make spaghetti squash. If you use freshly

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Study Abroad: Monteriggioni: Summer 2012

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted about my study abroad trip but I felt that it was more important to post the most recent adventures first. To take you back I visited Italy during the summer of 2012. The class was in Florence but we started in Rome and took

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Weekend Wanderings: International Motorcycle Show

Happy Tuesday everyone! The title of this blog post may surprise you. I’m not really a motorcycle person. This is in part because I didn’t grow up knowing anyone that rode and because my own lack of coordination has made me wary of anything on two wheels. Seriously, I managed to wreck a 4-wheeler and

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Paperback Perils: This Savage Song

Title: This Savage SongAuthor: Victoria SchwabPublication Date: 2016Publishing House: Greenwillow Books I first heard of the author V.E. Schwab as I was wondering through Barns and Noble one day and came across her book A Darker Shade of Magic. I have since read all three books in the Shades of Magic trilogy and loved them. Schwab writes some interesting characters. Nothing in her

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Foodie Friday: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are not a vegetable that I’ve eaten much of. On New Years Eve my sisters and I went out to eat and guess which vegetable came with the lamb? Brussels sprouts. They really pair well with the rest of the dish. This week rolls around and the local farmers market has Brussels sprouts

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Italy: My Travel Moments

In the spirit of my travel moments contest going on this month and in the spirit of getting back into exploring my Italy study abroad trip stories again after a very long hiatus I thought that I would share a couple moments of mine from that trip. The first awe inspiring moment was actually on

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Paperback Perils: The Boneless Mercies

Title: The Boneless MerciesAuthor: April Genevieve TucholkePublication Date: 2018Publishing House: Farrar Straus Giroux This book was described to me as a gender-flipped version of Beowulf. I happen to love that epic. That description of this book though is not sufficient because this story is so much more. If you do go into this story looking for Beowulf

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