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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Join us for international adventure with our fast-track family holding Old World values while adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go...!
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On Stephen King’s Blasting of The Donald

I was going to write about something else today, really, I was. But it struck me as a absolutely hysterical that Stephen King, “American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy” would be signatory to a letter condemning Donald Trump’s candidacy.  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Approximately 8,000,…

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Our Girls & the Transgender Restroom

The one time we turn our back. Occasionally, occasionally, I as a mother have stuff to do. Like run empires on several continents, etc. This time, my husband was multi-tasking while our whole family was out and about. I stepped into one establishment, while he went to get gas and snacks with the kids and…

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Packing Panic

I will be leaving the country in less than a week and I’m having trouble focusing on a suitable wardrobe. In the past, I always just pulled out the same things. If you get creative and have the gift of interpretation, you can see me basically in the same outfits year after year. Black suit,…

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Monday Mottoes – #142

When embarking on the path of life, many of us face opposition. It may be on the way to the corner office, on the way to the altar, on the way to achieve our life’s dream. Obstacles and detours and detractors loom large, at times. Some seem to even relish and revel in their attempts…

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Women’s Hair in Executive Gigs

Not that I’m schizo or anything, but archaeology is not my only gig. Most days, I’m in the executive realm, wondering what to do with my hair. Even when traveling hair items (hairdryer, flat iron, hot rollers) consume a disproportionate amount of my handcarry luggage. You see, I have Afro hair— wavy, frizzy, out-of-control, and…

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Why I Am Unnatural… In Archaeology

It’s surprising, it’s shocking, it’s semi-out-of-character, but you know I have become more and more involved in archaeology at home and abroad. I worked in the field decades ago, not as an uber-professional. But with advanced degrees, at first on a lark, later taking it more seriously, it’s now part of my life. And nobody…

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The Eastern Shore

Passing through the Eastern Shore environs on a cool / cloudy / rainy day. There’s nothing like being off-season, or just-before-season anywhere. Alright, so some cafes or shops or amusements may be closed, but much of the time I’m a woman on a mission, just zipping through on my way elsewhere…. Spotted this “Love” sign…

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Mashenka’s 18th Birthday

This is not how I wanted it to go down. Let me say that. Let me repeat that. Unfortunate things happened and I could not be there, despite my best efforts. It was Mashenka’s 18th birthday and I was going to be MIA. Not good. Like it or not, everything revolved around me: I would…

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Monday Mottoes – #141

Are you a responsible person? By that, I don’t mean do you pay your bills on time, do you file your taxes, put in a full day’s work, tell the truth, etc.? Instead, let’s focus for a moment on this: do you take responsibility for who you are and the feelings you create around you?…

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Life in the Pits

My life is in the pits.  Archaeological pits, that is.  For now, we are excavating, my oldest son and I.  The weather is much better than expected, so I can’t complain– about 62 degrees and overcast, really lovely for heavy physical labor. Here I am, measuring away, making sure our levels are… level!  Otherwise, you…