A Little History from the American West

Sometimes my little brain makes some crazy connections.  So, here we go, and please stick with me – I promise to wrap this all together at some point. I am taking a R.I.P.P.E.D. exercise class which is new at our gym (big shout out to Kelly, our fantastic instructor!)  RIPPED is a crazy acronym for […]

There’s No Business Like Show Business

At the risk of sounding a little looney, I’ll make a confession.  There is generally a song running through my mind and many times that song is from a Broadway musical.  This is nothing new – I’ve been like this since I was a kid.  In fact, as a kid, I’d see musicals and feel […]

Is It Autumn or Summer-Lite?

Happy Fall Y’all!  Bah humbug.  I am probably the only person in the world who doesn’t love to see fall coming.  Living most of my life in cold-weather places, fall always brought a deep feeling of dread to me.  I knew that the first yellow leaf I saw was a harbinger of snow that could […]

What’s on Your Device?

Back in the old days – well, not all that long ago – most people on planes were reading books or magazines.  There weren’t devices with movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, etc. handily downloaded onto them.  If I ever finished a book, or heaven forbid, forgot a book, I’d have to purchase one at the […]

Oklahoma City Visit

September is probably the cruelest and least enjoyable month in Arizona.  While Fall is making itself felt in other parts of the country, it’s still consistently over 100 degrees in Phoenix and Tucson, and the nights are not cooling down.  To add to that, the chances for monsoon rains and their cooling breezes are starting […]