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The Dreaded Thumbs Up

“Life is too sweet and too short to express our affection with just our thumbs. Touch is meant for more than a keyboard.”  ~Kristin Armstrong There are certain things in this life that bother me and I don’t know why.  Sometimes what bothers me doesn’t make sense but it doesn’t matter, does it?  I need… Continue reading The Dreaded Thumbs Up

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Opinion Piece · Rants

How Will You Explain Trump to Your Kids? Please RT

I read these powerful words today from Jon Austin, a man I don’t know but he has single-handedly captured  my utter disgust with Donald Trump over his recent battle with Khizr Khan about his wife’s reason she didn’t speak at the Democratic National Convention that I felt compelled to share them.  He stated what every American… Continue reading How Will You Explain Trump to Your Kids? Please RT

Opinion Piece · Rants · Travel

5 Reasons I Will Never Stay at Another AirBnb

Although I blast AirBnb in my title, I will also include HomeAway, VRBO, and any other home-away-from-home kind of site where private homeowners are thrown into the job of professional property manager. Mere mortals were not meant for property management.  I should know–I have over 14 years in real estate and as of this writing,… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Will Never Stay at Another AirBnb

Modern Life · Opinion Piece · Rants

What I Noticed Today Is…The News is Harming Friendships

What I noticed today is who contacted me to make sure my family and me were okay during the recent Poinsettia Fire.  We were really, really close to the second fire with the first one being dubbed the Bernardo fire.  We were given orders via Reverse 911 to get ready to go.  My family and… Continue reading What I Noticed Today Is…The News is Harming Friendships

Children · Opinion Piece · Parenting · Rants

What I Noticed Today Is….My Friend’s Daughter

No doubt there is more to the story, but when a child in 7th grade is given a detention for working ahead of the class, there is clearly something wrong with the educational system. The call came in on Wednesday to my friend from the teacher.  I cannot imagine how that conversation went although she… Continue reading What I Noticed Today Is….My Friend’s Daughter