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Maps &Personal | 29 Jan 2014

Map: Anti-Vaccination Movement

This maps shows measles outbreaks (red) worldwide and whooping cough (green) in the U.S., thanks in part to the anti-vaccination movement. Vaccine preventable outbreaks are real! Vaccinate your kids!

Maps &Personal | 14 Jan 2014

Where and How We Live

After I published this post, I found an even better map. This one shows density of population as well as level of income. The income information is skewed -  income of $12,196 is considered high. For people living in the USA that doesn’t seem high at all.

Maps &Personal | 06 Jan 2014

Where Humans Live

For all you  map lovers out there, here is a map showing world population density. The darker the color, the denser the population. It really puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? (Click the image for high resolution version of the image.) Source: Maps on the Web

Personal &Poetry | 08 Nov 2013

Marilyn Monroe: Poems

I find Marilyn Monroe endlessly fascinating. I cannot relate to her or most of the characters she played in any way. I think that’s the biggest reason for my curiosity.  She is beautiful and somehow that makes her story that much more tragic. And she opens up about it in her poetry. *   *   * I […]

Personal | 17 Sep 2013

Today in History

Today is not just special, it’s special squared in our family! Happy Birthday to the best Dad in the whole wide world! Words cannot describe how much I love him and how much I owe him for everything he has ever done for me. I am happy to finally live within “driving” distance of him […]

Personal | 26 Jun 2013

Have You Considered Orange?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I hear ya. But orange is still my favorite color. In the last dose of orange for this month, I urge you to look into some orange accessories. So bright and fun! Just in time for summer! 1. Comfy shoes to walk, bike or just chill in. 2. This bracelet is orange […]

Creative &Personal &Recipes | 18 Jun 2013

Saturday Project: Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I don’t like baking. I don’t find it relaxing, creative or inspiring. I don’t enjoy standing over a hot stove stirring a pot of caramel for 10 minutes in the heat of Texas summer.  The only reason I bake is the final product. I love to eat baked goods and share them with others. This […]

Creative &Free Download &Personal | 11 Jun 2013

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

Today is my husband’s birthday! The words cannot express how much I  love and cherish him. He is truly the best thing that ever happened to me. Here is a PNG version of the card to share with an amazing guy in your life.

Personal | 25 Sep 2012

Old Stomping Grounds

It’s not my city, but it could have been. I visited it with my family, friends and by myself. I walked its streets in all seasons and times of day. I rode its buses, trams and trains. I studied its numerous museums and theaters from inside. I lived through Eugene Onegin and The Queen of […]

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