Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

When Bonnie and I talked about taking an extended trip across America, a few people expressed concerns for our safety based on the tweets of the current President and the heated and sensational reports in the news.Indeed, to a Canadian, it could seem like America is totally out of whack based on what is in the news.I have traveled in the states many times, often after dramatic events such as 9/11.My experience is that the majority of Americans live the words in the American Constitution first drafted by Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  (see history) Almost everyone we meet is warm and friendly and eager to help us enjoy our experience.People mostly value family and friends above all else.Most everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, and culture are warm and welcoming.There...
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How To Start A Vegetable Garden For Beginners

I hear what you are thinking!  Planting a vegetable garden at this time of year?  What?!?Doesn't he know we are into Winter in much of North America?Well, yes.  However, Tim Graham, The Garden Guru, sent a link to an excellent article on vegetable gardening to put on the Planning page for my Easy Garden Tracker.It is never too early to plan to grow Delicious vegetables. Please check out How To Start a Vegetable Garden For Beginners! The article does a great job of describing the minimal tools and techniques needed, how to raise delicious food in small spaces, and suggests some easy, prolific, and tasty vegetables to grow.Also consider using Easy Garden Tracker to help plan and track planting and harvesting.Green beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, tomatoes, ...Can you taste the delicious veggies already? ...
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Jackson Falls – Natchez Trace Parkway

The video below is of Jackson Falls on the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile 404.7.The Natchez Trace is a 444 mile parkway that runs from Natchez, Mississippi, through a corner of Alabama,  to Nashville, Tennessee.The trail was first created by buffalo and other animals looking for saltlicks in Tennessee.Early peoples up to 5,000 years ago used to to travel and trade. Europeans used it to travel from Mississippi to Tennessee, especially farmers from Kentucky (nicknamed Kaintucks) and region returning after rafting their farm goods down the Mississippi River for sale.The Nachez Trace also facilitated the movement of troops during various wars.It is now a splendid national park with many quiet places for hiking and exploring. The road itself is free of signs and distraction with a comfortable 50 mph speed limit.  There are many areas to pull of the road and many campgrounds and RV parks.  Perfect for cruising by car, RV, motorcyle, or bicycle.There are a few campgrounds dedicated...
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How to Get the JOB You Love: 7 Simple Strategies for Getting WORK You Are Passionate About

Bonnie published a book called How to Get the JOB You Love: 7 Simple Strategies for Getting WORK You Are Passionate About—In Any Economy—Guaranteed!The book is chock full of insights, tools, and exercises to help you identify and get the Job You LOVE.Book Available Now We are now making available in eBook format for $9.97.  We will email your copy along with a personal note.Download a FREE Excerpt. Check out the first chapter of How to Get A Job You Love to see if the book is for you. How to Get the JOB You LOVE! ExcerptJob You LOVE North America Workshop Tour We will be in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California over the next few months.  Bonnie is available to speak to your group to help people get the jobs they love.Please send a note to bonnie@designyourdeliciouslife.com to arrange a workshop for your organization....
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