Friday, August 23, 2019

MOMO: Missouri Monster Film Releasing in September!





Seth Breedlove and Small Town Monsters does it again! (I just love this series of documentaries!!!)


I had a chance to preview it and oh wow! Love the 1970s Legend of Boggy Creek meets Creature From Black Lake feel - great grindhouse atmosphere and informative narrative. I HIGHLY recommend this! 
Small Town Monsters Unleashes
MOMO: The Missouri Monster September 20th
DVD and VOD Release Announced for
Narrative Horror/Documentary Hybrid

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Contemporary Music Inspiration For Baby Boomers Starting the REAL Part of Their Lives


We are enjoying some tunes from singers who get the vibe of our baby boomer era -


















URBEX Photography Abandoned Miami AZ


Post by Julie

The little mining town of Miami, AZ has several empty buildings and homes for which any urban photographer would enjoy shooting.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Boycotting Summer: Straight to Autumn!



Post by Sharon

I have a tumbling autumn leaf tattoo and it is my badge for the greatest season.

This summer has been brutal for most of us this year. And, predictions say a late-arriving autumn. For those of us in the desert, leaves don't change until the first week of December! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Outside-the-Box Novel Shops


Post by Sharon

It's interesting to watch the way shops went from your corner businesses, usually family-owned and then turned into giant box and chain stores. Now, we are back to something more individual and intimate in order to have a customer service experience, an ambiance, and a reason to remain and shop rather than rush in and out to avoid the crowds.

Monday, August 19, 2019

What is Heaven Like?


Post by Sharon 

"I was in a Fiord, near the water. My family was there, and Tante Wahlborg! There were colors that don't exist and flowers that don't exist. (sigh) That was the real world. This one is fake!"

(my father in 1979 following his 4-minute death and resuscitation)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Add a Little Homesteading to Your Everyday Life


Post by Sharon 

Most people have a wee homesteader inside of them. It might be appreciating repurposing cast-out items, fixing things around the house and yard, constructing things, experimenting with cooking and canning, growing vegetables and the like.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices


When I was growing up, my mother kept a little tea garden near the kitchen door. It had things like chamomile, dandelion, lemon verbena, catnip, rosemary, and many more amazing herbs. She taught me much about teas from her years growing up in Appalachia with a mother who was the local midwife. 

When I grew up, I made teas too from the recipes, some of them I modified a bit with newer herbs, roots and spices that were in the marketplace and available today in America.

My mom used to say "the more heat, the more healing." I remembered that, and today I tend to eat raw ginger which is very hot and spicy. Cayenne was one she pulled out often and turmeric. 

And today studies show that ingesting spices and herbs is very good for you, as well as hot spicy ones.

I use a lot of turmeric, ginger, cilantro, oregano, cinnamon, parsley, basil, thyme, nutmeg, caradmom... Mixed in salads is easy, as is making teas from any of them. I never make a pitcher of sweet tea without putting ginger root in it to steep. 

Here's some great herbs that help and why they do (LINK

I figure that any way I can spice up my foods and add those nutrients that are so beneficial, I will do so. Cooking is about the palate and there is nothing better than finding a way to do something healthy while making your mouth happy. Imagine if you were told to put a teaspoon of sugar on everything. Well, I'm pleased to say using Cowboy Spice Company's spices, wholesome and fresh ground, is the way I pay homage to my mom's healthy teachings while making my taste buds oh so pleased.

It's addicting - that taste! 



Friday, August 16, 2019

Pipestem, West Virginia


Post by Julie - 


  




Pipestem Resort State Park is located in the southern part of West Virginia in the Bluestone River gorge.  It is over 4,000 acres of lush green forests with two hotels, wood cabins, golf course, restaurants, and other fun outdoor activities tucked inside.  The name “Pipestem” is a narrow leaf meadowsweet shrub known for making pipe stems.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Soundtrack To Your Life: Great Road Trip and Daily Background Music



Post by Sharon

When you work from home, are retired, take to the roads, background music can set a tone. I like the easy listening vibes, reggae, soft rock, and sometimes vintage highlights of my youth.

Here's some great ones to consider -

MOMO: Missouri Monster Film Releasing in September!

Seth Breedlove and Small Town Monsters does it again! (I just love this series of documentaries!!!) I had a chance to preview it ...