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06 December 2018

Throwback Music: Everybody Wants To Rule The World ~ Tears for Fears

My YouTube pick for Throwback Thursday is the original video by an awesome duo from my generation called Tears for Fears. Threw in the other video just because. 

These guys held a concert in Austin, Texas in 2015; Austin Music Hall. Did not attend but was so glad to see the advertisement in the paper and to know these two brothers childhood friends were still around making their awesome music. ((I always thought they were brothers.  But I discovered later they were just good friends.)  I converted some of my kids and got them to listen to this talented duo. :)


Tears for Fears 2008

Image credit: By KWa (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


You want to know a secret? It's a genuine secret. Never told this to anybody but always thought it. You see the guy with the long black hair and the curly locks?  He looks like one of my cousins.  Never told anybody because my cousin was a girl named Helen.  Kept that secret for almost 30 years.  Guess it's OK to reveal it now.  :)


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Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - ORIGINAL VIDEO   https://youtu.be/ST86JM1RPl0



Tears for Fears - Shout (live)  https://youtu.be/aI9lo5BRJmg



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13 July 2018

Small Town USA - Greenville, Texas (near Dallas)

Back in 2011, Forbes magazine prepared a TOP 10 List of cities considered to be “economic superstars”. They were recognized as a “superstar” because they have relatively low housing prices, and somehow experienced an increase in new jobs, and managed to keep their economies afloat. The List included 4 Texas cities. - Austin, Texas was Number 1; - San Antonio was Number 4 on the List; - Houston, Number 5; and - Dallas, Number 7.
- Read more at:  "The Next Big Boom Towns in the U.S." https://web.archive.org/web/20161202135817/http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pf_article_113083.html

Austin is the state capital; and in the same way Cedar Park, Texas benefits from being a part of the Greater Austin community, Greenville, Texas is a “small town” that likely benefits from their proximity to Dallas, one of the places named as an economic superstar. Downtown Greenville is an easy 45 minute trip from Dallas, Texas.

The 2015 estimated population projection for this city is less than 30,000. That's close enough to meeting my definition of having small town charm.


Greenville, TX is north of Dallas in Northeast, Texas. 

Map found at greenville-texas.com




Here are a just a few facts to peak your interest in this colorful U.S. city.


Greenville was established in 1846. It was famous for a sign that read "Welcome to Greenville, The Blackest Land, The Whitest People"

This sign was hung over the main street in the downtown area from the 1920s to the 1960s. Between the 1960s and 1970s, the sign was changed to "The Blackest Land, The Greatest People"

Eventually, the sign was just taken down. The fertile black soil of the area resulted in excellent cotton production, and Greenville became known as the "cotton capital of the world".

 
Times have changed for the better and the new attitude is reflected in the City's vision statement:

“The vision of the City of Greenville is to build on our hometown values and rich heritage as a diverse community, by providing cost-effective, quality services to create an enjoyable vibrant place where families and business choose to live, grow and prosper.”

Image credit: Old map of Greenville, TX, 1891; Public Domain; Wikimedia Commons

Best U S Cities? Austin, Texas on My List

Currently reside in Austin, Texas and living in the state’s capital is marvelous; family-friendly and business-friendly. Plus Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey both have homes here.
“Alright! Alright! Alright!” 


Texas is Fascinating - Daily Two Cents



Image credit: Austin Texas Tower Building

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05 May 2018

Holidays and Celebrations : Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Although my current residence is Austin, Texas and this city has many citizens of Mexican descent and Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, there isn't much for me to tell because nobody ever told me much about it. For those who might be interested in this holiday, below are a few links of interest.


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Vivid Images of Mexico in the 1960s – Time.com


Cinco de Mayo | Mexican history - Encyclopædia Britannica


This holiday is primarily observed by Mexican-Americans all over the United States to honor their heritage or roots. However, was born and raised in Miami, Florida and never heard of this day until we relocated to Texas.

Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival i...
Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Two other holidays celebrated in this state that were also unknown to me until we moved here: Texas Independence Day, March 2nd; and Juneteenth – June 19th.


Never knew anything about these special days. T.I.D. is unique to Texans but it's been said that Juneteenth is a worldwide celebration. Worldwide? Really?? Not sure what world I've been living in all this time, nevertheless … can no longer claim ignorance about any of these memorable events. There are important dots on the #timeline of #history of mankind and should not be ignored.  :)


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Houston Juneteenth Parade
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Texas Independence Day
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24 January 2018

Fuel Up Your Body and Stay Energized!

Americans everywhere are putting forth extra effort to maintain their health and well-being.

When it comes to making quality of life choices and developing healthy living habits, Austin-ites are exemplary. Austin, Texas is a very health and fitness conscious city. You can tell by all the bikers, runners, and joggers you see on the streets. Worked briefly as a temp for one of the city's departments, and at that time even the city's mayor, Will Wynn, was making an earnest effort to encourage the city employees to adopt an exercise regimen and eat healthy; and made public health and wellness one of the priorities for his administration. He served two terms.  

Sharing a quick recap of an article published in the January 2015 Issue of Austin Fit Magazine. Tori Jarzabkowski, the author of article, indicates that nutrition-wise, people are now focusing on five foods that fuel the body:  matcha tea, bone broth, fermented foods, coconut sugar and seaweed snacks.  

This advice can be combined with tips provided by Lynnis Woods-Mullins, the CEO of Praiseworks, Inc. Lynnis started her company when she was 51 years young. To celebrate her organization's 5-year anniversary, she shared her advice on five healthy and holistic ways you can get more energy NOW!   She recommended:  water-hydration; exercise (just a brisk walk); super foods; detox green smoothies; and aromatherapy.

Don't we all want to burn bright like the sun, at least most of the time, if not all of the time?

 


**Disclaimer:** Information supplied in this article is not intended as a replacement or substitute for professional medical advice.


REFERENCES:

Jarzabkowski, Tori. "Nutrition Trends for 2015." Austin Fit Magazine: Best of 2014 Issue Jan. 2015: 22-23. Print. AFM Issue #207. Est. 1997.
http://www.austinfitmagazine.com/ >

"Healthy Communities." The Honorable Will Wynn, Former Two-Term Mayor, Austin, Texas. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.
http://www.willwynn.com/healthy-communities/


"PraiseWorks - Health & Wellness." PraiseWorks, Inc. Ed. Lynnis Woods-Mullins. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.
http://www.praiseworks.biz/

Rones, Nancy. "Your Guide to Never Feeling Tired Again." WebMD. WebMD, LLC, n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.
http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/your-guide-to-never-feeling-tired-again






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