ROW80 – A Little Help from my Twitter Friends

April 10, 2012
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Still life with an iron chain (photo by Tui Snider)

Here’s my ROW80 check in: It’s been a challenging adjustment working at my husband’s boat shop. Most days I manage to peek at Twitter, my email, and post photos on Instagr.am, but they don’t call it, “the busy season,” for nothing. By the time I get home, I’m too frazzled and tired to string words…

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Severe Weather Escapade in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas

April 4, 2012
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Happily heading home after a tornado filled day in north Texas (photo by Tui Snider)

Yesterday, a dozen or so tornadoes touched down here in the Dallas – Fort Worth region of north Texas. It was scary! My husband, Larry, and I were driving to lunch when I began to realize we were in for severe weather. My first clue was an ominous deep gray sky to the east of…

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Review: In The Heights, a Tony Award Winning Musical
 in Dallas

March 14, 2012
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IN THE HEIGHTS, North American Tour Cast © John Daughtry, 2011

The Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights,” opened last night in Dallas as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Lexus Broadway Series. This production received 13 Tony Award nominations and won four: Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Original Score and Best Choreography, so I was excited to check it out. I was not disappointed!…

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Solo Female Traveler Tips & the “Real” Great Wall of China

March 4, 2012
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Tennessee sunrise (photo by Tui Snider)

Check out this week's Traveler's Show and Tell to learn: what most travelers miss when they visit the Great Wall of China, travel tips for solo female travelers, exciting itineraries for train travel in India... and more!

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Rooftop Honey & an Impromptu Road Trip

February 22, 2012
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Fresh honeycomb from a wild hive on our roof. (photo by Tui Snider)

Rooftop Honey: An Unexpected Treat A beekeeper came to our house a couple of days ago, climbed onto our roof, hacked into a dormer and pulled out a big hive. He tucked its pieces into a sectioned box and took the bees home with him. If all went as planned then the queen bee was…

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Photo Essays Galore: From Redwoods to Blood Rituals (plus Top Travel Photography Tips)

February 18, 2012
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Photo Essays Galore: From Redwoods to Blood Rituals (plus Top Travel Photography Tips)

Welcome to the February 18, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. It’s photo essays galore on this week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival. Cruise through the links below for fascinating tales and fabulous photos on an array of travel topics, including: … a shamanistic ritual in Kazakhstan involving goat’s blood. … a life-changing…

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Fort Worth Water Gardens – A Free Oasis in the Heart of Cowtown

February 16, 2012
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Active Pool at the Fort Worth Water Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas ©Tui Snider

The Fort Worth Water Gardens strike me as a modern take on ancient city fountains, with Mother Nature as the theme instead of cherubs and Roman gods. Built in 1974 by a couple of fancy-pants architects from New York, this park covers 4.3 acres smack dab in the middle of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

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Give Yourself a Permission Slip

February 15, 2012
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Snow covered gargoyle. (photo by Tui Snider)

Remember the permission slips your teacher would send home when you were a kid? You needed them for permission to take school field trips and other fun activities. A few years ago, my dear friend, Alix, and I realized that adults need permission slips, too.

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ROW80 Check-in: Pass the WD-40, please!

February 12, 2012
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Oak trees through stained glass. (photo by Tui Snider)

ROW80 Check-in I am in panic mode right now about writing my book because in a couple of weeks I will be working in an office full-time. After working from home for the past five years, this is going to be a big change. [What's ROW80? Check out the A Round of Words in 80…

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