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Updated my website with our April trip

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      25 comments

"A Conference, a Half Marathon and Walking through History" http://www.brigs.us/Euro
pe-Apr-2015/index.htm Now on to the next adventure with DD#2 and family in 2 days. From the Glacier Express in the Swiss Alps to Pra... Read more

What a JERK!! The enablers and saboteurs in our lives

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      23 comments

DH was surprised to hear me yelling at the TV. I had been asleep on the coach. Sunday was my REST day and I was really, really resting. I awoke to see a show on TV that was unfamiliar to me – “My 600 Pound Life.” So who was the jer... Read more

Expanding My Fitness Horizons

Thursday, June 11, 2015      25 comments

I write all the time that logging into Spark every morning provides my daily dose of motivation. Sometimes it comes from an article, sometimes from a blog or even a recipe. If you are my spark friend, you are likely aware that exercise was... Read more

"In a Cloud of DUST with a Hearty Hi-Ho Silver!"

Thursday, June 04, 2015      17 comments

Thank you to all who read and commented on my blog yesterday. 8 days on the road including 4 with MIL in a nursing home, put me in a very introspective mood. Finally at home this morning, I find that Mr. Thompson’s quote still suggests... Read more

Thoughts from a Nursing Home and an Unfortunate Quote

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      25 comments

Thank you for the kind messages about my MIL. She is settled into her new location and seems content with the situation. I visit several nursing homes as part of our church ministry and from what I’ve seen here so far, this one is excellent.... Read more

Spreading the Spark and More

Sunday, May 31, 2015      24 comments

I’ve been on the road since Wednesday morning with only enough spark time to post my status. The last time I gave a conference presentation was just before my retirement and the focus was Educational Technology. My topic was “Virtual ... Read more

Quo Vadis? Where are you going?

Thursday, May 21, 2015      15 comments

Some grandmotherly advice for all you young women out there. Since I’m 68, it’s likely that anyone reading this is younger than me. I’m working on a presentation to be given twice next week in cities 300 miles apart. One diffi... Read more

“Until now I did not know why your husband chose you”

Monday, May 18, 2015      16 comments

This is a sequel to my last blog where I wondered if my personal preferences give the wrong impression. Thinking about it more, I thought I’d share the above actual comment to me several years ago. I wasn’t offended because: The ... Read more

I wear loose fitting clothes but I’m not hiding or hating my body

Friday, May 15, 2015      32 comments

I read a blog and a separate article recently about women who dress a certainly way because of their body image. I understood the intent, but now wonder if my preferences give the wrong impression. Loose fitting clothes: They are comforta... Read more

This is NOT what I expected to eat our first day in France

Monday, May 04, 2015      21 comments

Lunch Dinner I don’t even eat this at home, so why in the land of quiche, amazing bread and p... Read more

Le Harve France and My Personal Walk Through History

Sunday, May 03, 2015      19 comments

Although not a typical tourist destination, this city had special significance to me. It was about an hour’s drive east of the D-Day beaches. This is Le Harve in 1945. Located at the mouth of the Seine, a major port for centuries, it ... Read more

They Gave Up Their Collective Future to Ensure Ours

Thursday, April 30, 2015      22 comments

I live in Bedford, VA. It’s the site of the National D-Day Memorial, since this little town lost more men per capita than any other place on June 6, 1944. So the Norma... Read more

Gotta Love Races in Europe - a shirt, a medal AND a bottle of wine!

Saturday, April 25, 2015      25 comments

DH and I packed a lot of variety into this trip to Europe. He was presenting a paper at a conference in the Czech Republic. This just happened to coincide with the Czech ... Read more

Telling a slim woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a salad

Friday, April 10, 2015      18 comments

(posted again since the first title was truncated. It seems that you can't edit a title.) I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to ... Read more

Telling a slender woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a sa

Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to emulate some Hollywood standard of beauty. She was now comfortable with herself and had develo... Read more


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