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Merry Christmas

Beautiful snowy tree
Chuck Tue, 2013-12-24 18:00
Christmas is a wonderful time to pause and contemplate the gifts in our lives, just as we contemplate God's greatest gift to humanity. Remembering our parents who are still with us and those who have left this earthly life, we lovingly recall the most precious gifts of faith, humor, and our love for one another. We hope and pray that everyone can be as blessed with such gifts as we have been. It is our sincere wish for you this Christmas that you are with those who love you and those you love, and that the greatest gift you receive this year is the sheer joy of their company. Peace be with...

A Showcase of Dance

Silhouette Dancers
Chuck Mon, 2013-12-23 11:00
Before we took our Florida road trip the week of Thanksgiving, we went to our first dance showcase at the Arthur Murray studio in Kennesaw, Georgia . Several studios were invited to participate, including those in Charlotte, North Carolina, and our own in Alpharetta. We had participated in a "spotlight" event back in the summer, for which we both had to learn a choreographed dance (Chuck did a swing/foxtrot and Lori did a rumba), but this was an all-day affair that included both freestyles and extended editions of our spotlights. The freestyles were organized in "heats", individual dances of...

Unexpected Twists and Turns, 2014 Update

Lori climbing stairs in Sagrada Familia
Chuck Sat, 2013-12-21 18:00
F or the adventurous traveler, tackling the unexpected twists and turns is just part of the fun. The last couple of months have certainly brought their share of twists and turns for us to deal with. If you'd asked us a few months ago what might have derailed our upcoming travel plans, we would have said (perhaps) an amazing can't-pass-up career opportunity. Well, one such opportunity seemed to present itself lately and we had to put our vagabonding aspirations on hold while that scenario played out. With a mixture of disappointment and relief we learned that the opportunity is no longer...

A Review: JBL Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Chuck Tue, 2013-11-26 18:28
We've digitized our entire music collection. We ripped all but the most eclectic CD's (I'll get to the Scott Joplin 5 CD set eventually) a few years back, and since then all of our tunes have been purchased as MP3's from Amazon. We share them throughout our home network via Windows Media Player, which in turn we can access from our U-Verse boxes anywhere in the house. It's really pretty nifty, though I hope to soon update the whole system. But that's a topic for another blog. I also import my MP3's to iTunes and sync them to my iPhone so I take almost my entire music library with me...

Happy Thanksgiving

Chuck Sun, 2013-11-17 22:02
We'll be taking a brief hiatus for the next couple of weeks, so in the meantime, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Be safe, enjoy family, and have a great kickoff to the holiday season...cheers! Coming up soon: more product reviews for travel goodies and gadgets, notes and pictures from another trip, thoughts on dozens (not an exaggeration) of trips to Walt Disney World, and much, much more!