Is America the Greatest Country?

Feb 11

Is America the Greatest Country?

DUBBED THE MOST HONEST 3 MINUTES IN TELEVISION HISTORY, this video clip from HBO’s The Newsroom will give your Saturday Salon guests a great point to start the conversation! Don’t be afraid to ask these kinds of questions. Try it at your next Saturday Salon and see where it leads… Click here to watch the most honest 3 1/2 minutes…. Companion...

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Amici Cabernet Sauvignon

Feb 10

Amici Cabernet Sauvignon

MMMMMMM…..GOOD!  Looking for a smooth, rich wine to serve with a good, grilled steak?  Look no more!  Amici has a great Cabernet Sauvignon!  We normally stick with $10-$20 wines for everyday.  This one is a bit more and would be a treat to offer your Saturday Salon guests next month. There are no more strict rules for wines–no matter what they bring...

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Silver Linings Playbook

Feb 06

Silver Linings Playbook

IF YOU CAN MANAGE TO SIT THROUGH SOME PAINFUL FAMILY FIGHT SCENES, you’re gonna love this movie.  Four of us went to see it, we talked about it all through dinner.  Each of us reacted differently to it, depending on our experience with family, marriage, mental illness and relationships. The main takeaway for me was how this man changed.  What got this man...

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Artfinder’s Art of the Day

Feb 03

Artfinder’s Art of the Day

THIS IS ONE EMAIL I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING EVERY DAY!  Art of the Day sends you an image and a little background on it.  Some pics are ones we’ve all seen a million times, like Luncheon of the Boat Party or Guernica, but sometimes I am treated with a work I’ve never seen before, or new background on oldies but goodies. Check it out!  Bookmark on...

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Understanding Congress

Jan 08

Understanding Congress

WE CAN NOT CHANGE WHAT WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND, so I decided to bone up on my understanding of how our Congress works, because God knows, something needs to change up there on the hill.  Currently, I don’t feel very ‘represented’.  Do you? I want them to do their job, not squabble, posture and worry about reelection.  The first problem to tackle is...

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Sunday Morning Recharge

Dec 09

Sunday Morning Recharge

READING THE NEW YORK TIMES is one of the luxuries I allow myself every Sunday morning.  John makes the coffee (his, I must admit, is better than mine), we have something simple like oatmeal (he rolls his eyes because I like the Irish oatmeal that costs three times as much and takes three times as long to cook as regular) and I settle back into the couch cushions (no...

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