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Spas and Meditation

By: mandy | Date: October 28, 2009 | Categories: Religion & Spirituality

It is a rare pleasure that you get the chance to spend time with yourself, in complete solitude, enjoying the pattern of your thoughts play out in your mind until they become like so much background noise, and you find yourself living in the moment.  This is the ultimate goal of most forms of meditation, […]

Treasure Hunt at the Huntsville, AL Flea Market

By: mandy | Date: October 27, 2009 | Categories: Travel

One morning we were in the mood for a drive. It was a nice warm fall morning, the sun was shinning and there were hardly any clouds in the sky. We headed out of Memphis to the east on two lane highways. We drove along the winding roads through the hills and valleys of southern […]

Leonard Cohen in New York

By: mandy | Date: October 26, 2009 | Categories: Travel

One of the best things about traveling to New York are the live shows.  This past Saturday night a legend of the music world played at Madison Square Garden.  Leonard Cohen just put out a new album last week, and just a month following Cohen’s seventy fifth birthday he took the stage and rocked the […]

Home Depot makes use of sales management training

By: mandy | Date: October 21, 2009 | Categories: Business

The previous sales management training I received on my other job has actually allowed me to survive in this economic black hole.  Though I was one of the many who got fired from my previous job, I am grateful for the time I spent there as it helped me to get another job almost two […]

The Perfect Hambuger

By: mandy | Date: October 19, 2009 | Categories: Food & Drink

The smell of a summer grill is really tough to beat.  It inspires memories in everyone, and brings back the carefree days of childhood, when the only real worry was if there would be enough hot dogs.  When you have your own outdoor kitchen, all this is available, and it becomes a lifestyle, dedicating at […]

Cape Town Exposed

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: Travel

Traveling to Cape Town can be one of the most exciting times in a life, holding the potential for splendid memories that are impossible to even imagine ahead of time.  Rich in culture, and beautiful beyond measure, Cape Town is in one of the most amazing countries in the world, and it’s an extremely lively […]

A Spooky Training Seminar

By: mandy | Date: October 14, 2009 | Categories: Business

This year the company did something completely different with our Halloween party.   Rather than just the usual games, the usual punch, and the usual candy, management decided to make Halloween a corporate team building programs experience.  A few employees were irritated by this sudden information, but the experiences went well in the end.  Everyone was […]

Indianapolis for our anniversary

By: mandy | Date: October 13, 2009 | Categories: Travel

For our anniversary I booked us a suite at Indianapolis luxury hotels we will be spending 4 days and 3 nights, as they say on the game shows. It is going to be a surprise, I know Indianapolis probably doesn’t sound all that exotic but it is a great place to visit and there are […]

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The Best Time in Dubai

By: mandy | Date: October 12, 2009 | Categories: Travel

I had the best time in Dubai! Dubai so cool! I was really scared about going at first, I mean, I was flying into a strange land, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done.  I stayed in a five star hotel in Dubai and it was the best, so clean and lavish, opulent […]

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Duluth an interesting history

By: mandy | Date: October 7, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Duluth, MN is a port city located on the banks of Lake Superior in north eastern MN. In 1886 Duluth was declared “The Zenith City of the United States of the Unsalted Sea” by Dr. Thomas Preston Foster the founder of the first news paper in Duluth, MN. In those days Duluth was on the […]