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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...!

Why Do People Own Snakes?

Is it just me? I don’t like snakes. Not in the wild, not in zoos, not in cages. Nope, no thanks. And now a 31-year-old snake lover in southern England was found suffocated to death in a room where he housed his snakes. The pet python was loose and the man was dead. Ewww. I…


Are Tattoos Really Safe? Blotting Out Your Future with Ink

Two different articles on tattoos were released recently and within days of each other. One involved the now-known fact that nanoparticles from the ink traveled to the bearer’s lymphatic system, while the other was a declaration concerning the safety of pediatric patients obtaining tats. Neither seemed to agree with the other, in this writer’s estimation….


Monday Mottoes – #209

Today our eldest son turns 21. For all intents and purposes, he should be 13, not because of any immaturity on his part, but because we adopted him when he was almost 8 and I would have loved to have been his mother for all 21 years. We’ve made up for lost time with adventures…

Shana Tova

Happy 5778…Shana Tova


When Hysterectomies Kill

I never knew this. After researching hysterectomies because of a friend going through some major health challenges, I came across the amazing 2014 story of Dr. Amy Reed from Boston. A physician herself and the wife of a surgeon, the couple came to the conclusion that her hysterectomy via morcellation was responsible for rapidly spreading…


Monday Mottoes – #208

It’s Monday morning and you need a challenge. Why slink into your work week overwrought and overtired? Time to take your career and make it what you want. You may not believe you can control things like new clients, or smarter investments, or more customers, or targeting your research. But today, just for my special…


Mrs. Clinton’s Problems with 9/11

Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to have a problem with 9/11. This week, with her new book release, she is making the rounds of talk shows, in a well-timed attempt to detract attention from natural disasters devastating Texas and Florida in recent days, along with the 16th anniversary of 9/11. If you remember last year, the…


The Nation Pulls Together

I practically live on I-95, the north-south route that runs up and down the East Coast of the United States. So it was with great interest that I followed Hurricane Irma, first intending to make landfall on the east side of Florida’s peninsula and then head up to smack into South Carolina or other coastal…


America’s Spiritual Roots

Our nation has been through a lot in recent days. Sometimes it helps to remember our spiritual roots and give thanks to God. That’s what our family did this year on 9/11. We headed to the Capitol in Washington, DC, and took a spiritual heritage tour sponsored by a Bible-based non-profit and a member of…


Monday Mottoes – #207

Natural disasters happen, but humanity’s kindness and God’s help happen greater. I do not believe that natural disasters are God’s automatic judgment on a nation— if that were the case, I’m not sure any of us would be here. I wouldn’t rule it out in extreme cases, such as Sodom and Gomorrah, but as the…