Tag Archives: Travel

September 11, 2001: 20 Years

Most Americans will never forget where they were on September 11th, 2001 when planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC, and later the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. As shocked sorrow flowed over us in waves, … Continue reading

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Labor Day Nap : )

Greetings to everyone on this steamy September day! Virginia is trying to get her blogging grooves back on (after taking an extended August blogcation) but it’s Labor Day here in the U.S. so here’s a quick laugh – as spotted … Continue reading

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Flowery Blooming Grooves

It’s Friday. I don’t know about you, but Virginia (the person) is so ready for the weekend! Until it starts, here are a few Friday flowers and quotes to keep our hearts blooming… “A flower does not think of competing … Continue reading

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Turning Tides…

Virginia is back from her blogcation with a contemplative thought about tides. No, she’s not going on about how tides come in and go out (although sometimes that’s cool to watch) but about the point where the tide turns. The … Continue reading

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Blogcation Grooves

Hey everyone, Virginia is taking a two week blogcation (in case you wondered where she’s been hiding in the Blogosphere.) She will be back next week, so until then here’s a pic and a quote to contemplate… “Almost everything will … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Hospitality of the Heart

Here’s a short (yet powerful) quote to contemplate today… “We must strive for hospitality of the heart. Without it, hospitality of the house is nothing.” Catherine Doherty grace, peace & open hearts Virginia : ) Photo: Charleston, South Carolina

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Frankie does the 4th!

Frankie is my niece Megan’s (very cute) doggie. Megan took this picture this morning while celebrating the 4th of July with my sister Shere and their family down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “Scatter joy!” Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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ROSES IN THE RUBBLE TURNS TEN!!

There are celebratory grooves going on here at Roses in the Rubble! Today Virginia commemorates TEN YEARS of blogging. Bring out the chocolate cake, light those candles, it’s time to celebrate! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Virginia tentatively … Continue reading

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RAPTUROUS ROSES!!

Faithful readers know that Virginia loves roses so much she named her blog Roses in the Rubble. As the month of June winds down, there’s a special celebration headed this way on the 30th. Virginia’s not divulging much yet, so … Continue reading

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