Hey Now. Chuck Thinks Alaska.

Time to leave Alabama, hop over to Alaska, also known as the Last Frontier, and visit the next American state on my virtual blog tour.

My thoughts about Alaska? It’s very cold and supposedly very short daylight hours. The capital city is (I know, I know), Juneau.

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photo source: Flickr, Dale Musselman – Juneau Morning 05

Hey now, since my dog Chuck thrives better with frosty temperatures, I bet his doggy bucket list would probably list as follows — but only if he could get his hefty self over to Alaska. 😆 Continue reading

Saying Yes! to Less in 2015

Meet rosemary, the best evergreen shrub for those not so gifted with growing plants of any kind.


I went to the front yard, snipped a healthy handful of stems from the perennial rosemary bush, stuck them in water to keep it fresh until it was time to cook dinner and guess what? Continue reading

Peace and Good-will to All People

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of  peace on earth, good-will to men!”
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



May you have a blessed week and see you in 2015.

Cheers! xoxo Sun

Vote On Your Favorite Musical Version

Friday night. A perfect time spent listening to different female singers express their versions on a beautiful, yet brutally tough song, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin.

Although there are many more performers, I have included only the top, in my opinion, 🙂 four female singers during their live performance of the song. Continue reading

American Study: On Alabama, “The Heart of Dixie”, Peanuts, Cake, a Book and Song

My last post featured the devastating boll weevil invasion in Alabama which led to the rise of the peanut farming industry that saved Alabama’s economy.

I figure we hang around virtual Alabama a bit, also known as the “Heart of Dixie, “The Cotton State” or “The Yellowhammer State” and, if you are at all curious about the capital to this twenty-second state, it is . . . Continue reading

American Historical Trivia: Across the Border, Food, Unexpected Fame and Gratitude in Alabama

One day, a starving group from Mexico decided it was time. Time to pack up, scurry across the border and see if the rumors that an unlimited food source actually existed.

“Let’s cross the Rio Grande, near Brownsville, Texas,” said Uncle Peatroo.

The desperate entourage bravely agreed as they jumped into the cold water.  Feet, legs and bodies flailed wildly pushing through the strong river current. The stronger swimmers crawled first onto shore and reached out to the weaker and smaller members of the group.

Everyone made it! Now began the arduous journey to find their next meal. Continue reading