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Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop: Oh, the Sessions I’ve Attended!

What a whirlwind day of “Sessions,” smaller group settings where I got to hear some of the writers I admire talk about the crafts of writing, blogging, Tweeting and more! I started the day with a session by Nettie Reynolds … Continue reading

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Austin, TX: Bess Bistro and Sandra Bullock

Do you love the actress Sandra Bullock? Did you know she owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her little boy Louis? I do. I did. No visit to Austin would have been complete without dining at … Continue reading

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Austin, Texas: The Pub Crawler

My husband Mike and I were having a drink and hanging out on the second-floor porch at Opal Divine’s last Tuesday night when this vehicle rolled up and parked in front of the bar/restaurant. We’d never seen anything like it … Continue reading

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Austin, TX: Fun, Hip and Happening. Is My Age Showing?

Austin, Texas business owners along 6th Street have a sense of humor and it’s reflected in their signage. It shows in the clever and repeated use of neon. It shows in the wordplay on the signs. I am enthralled with … Continue reading

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX: The Plants

Yesterday I told you about our visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Two things really impressed me about the Center: (1) the garden layouts and (2) the flowers, shrubs and trees. You’ve already seen some of … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin TX

When we pulled into the parking lot yesterday, my husband Mike, although trying to mask his feelings, looked like he was getting ready to be poked in the eye by a sharp stick. In other words, looking at flowers and … Continue reading

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Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, San Antonio TX

Ahhhh. Yessss. No deadlines. We are relaxed. Or should I say my husband Mike and I relaxed all day Monday at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch. We spent the day in a private pavilion overlooking the lazy river being, well, … Continue reading

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