Posts by Deb


It’s imperative we laugh at the changes in life.
Wouldn’t you agree?
With life’s disappointments, laughter gives us a needed reprieve.
So how do we know when we’ve changed?
Either we’re older or who knows what the changes are, things are just different.

But, you know things have changed –

when – it feels amazing to UNHOOK that BRA
when – men CHECK-OUT your daughters
when – LATE is 11 or 12
when – the CONVERSATION centers on MEDICAL issues
when – your kids ask YOU questions AGAIN
when – SOMA fits better than VICTORIA SECRETS
when – your HEELS hurt
when – you DON’T DARE ask what they CAN’T EAT
when – Zombies, Bachelors, Narcs and Techi’s DOMINATE the airways

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That’s right guys. There are only a few weeks, eventually days – till showtime!

In this synopsis from History.com, EVERYTHING you could, should or would EVER want to know, about Valentine’s Day is discussed. Seriously though, this site is cool with 10 videos and 8 articles plus a photography post on this treasured tradition. It discusses a wide range of subjects from love letters to presidents, conveyer belts of candy to how many cards printed each and every Valentine’s Day.
Cupid commands you to check this out – History.com: Valentine’s Day – Facts
So now we get to the issue of finding the right gift that will say to him or her – I LOVE YOU. Something that will show them the LOVE.
This site should give you ideas, get your juices flowing and help you make a choice, sooner rather than later.
Look at these PERFECT Valentine’s Gifts by Mary Peffer from Today Style

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My husband did a sweet thing for me the other day… he booked me into an hour class at our local Apple store. So I arrived at 10am and took the class and I’ll have to confess, I walked out spending $79. for a new Olloclip 4-IN-1 Len’s for my iphone. Yes – being there did tempt me to spend more money with Apple. But, my knowledge and skills improved. The class motivated me to become a better photographer! The instructor showed us many things and the focus was on how to be creative with your iphone.
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We discussed how to do slow motion and time lapse photography for family group photos. So you can be in your next spur-of-the-moment group photo! But, back to why I couldn’t leave without my new Olloclip lenses.

The main reason I bought this product was for the built-in Macro 10x and 15x lens. I’m still learning how to use it. The trick is getting your subject in the center of your frame, so as not to distort. If you happen to move the accompanying branches or leaves, your subject begins to move as well. The 10X magnification seems simpler to use, as a beginner with this process.

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How do we know what’s true on the internet, especially with political commentary? Truth on the internet is important to us.
People forward explosive emails. It would be nice if they were accurate, better yet – great, if we didn’t have to fact-check.
Couldn’t GOOGLE and MICROSOFT come up with an instant fact-checking validation method? When we search, wouldn’t it be better if only the higher ranking info was factual and at the top of the pile?
I heard that SNOPES was a good fact checking site. Then I noticed this: Snopes CEO Gets Arrested on Charges of Corruption and Fraud. This article was all one big LIE!
Isn’t this a bit of irony for you. I was researching how to check for truthfulness on the internet. The most reliable source I come across has an article right up there in rankings that is baseless?
Can you imagine if this happened to you?

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Have you been out in your flower garden lately?
I hadn’t, and as you may have noticed, I haven’t posted a “garden walk” in a long while! In fact, it was back in June of 2014 – GARDEN WALKS – that I posted one. Not sure why now that I think about it. I do know; I was working on trying to write a screenplay.
It’s fun to see the changes, the various flowers in bloom, depending on the time of year.
Even though it’s winter, there’s plenty of reasons to take a garden stroll. The azaleas, camellias, mums and roses are all still blooming. I even found snapdragons – still in bloom
There’s growth going on all over the place, although tiny, the blossoms, are there.
Now, I take a look out my window and think, “oh my babies are sleeping,” but after my walk today, it wasn’t accurate. Yeah, they’re, hunkering down, but growing. It’s as good a time as any, to add nutrients to the soil and it’s time I do that.
Here’s one of my favorite floral photographers: Paul abate

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