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A Himalayan High!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013

The name of Nepal is almost synonymous with Himalaya. Its northern area has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains and more that 240 of the ….

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From the Kitchen

Butter Beyond Richness

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

The piece de resistance of this cream is the pudding that forms the foundation. It’s made from scratch and is not overly rich or sweet. Do not use instant pudding or . . .

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Pete's Perspective

A Sad Day?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

Back in the old days the people that played golf were all pretty rich. You see, they would fill up their golf bags with just about every new club, golf ball,. . .

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Helene's Scene

Things That “Leak”

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

A few days later I stopped by a friend’s house for a glass of wine. His latest project was to remodel the foyer of his house, so he gave me a tour of his accomplishments.

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Transitions

Transitions

Jan 2, 2013

As publisher I want to thank both Greg and Lucina of Creative Partners for being on this leg of the journey with me. It’s been a fun and extraordinary learning experience for all of us. I will forever admire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

How We’ve Grown!

How We’ve Grown!

Dec 7, 2012

  All the past issues are now easily accessible from this page!  This is what we have been doing for the past five months on a weekly...

It’s Friday! Where’s VIVACINI??!!!

It’s Friday! Where’s VIVACINI??!!!

Nov 30, 2012

  In case you missed our announcement, VIVACINI! — the online magazine for the optimistally intelligent lifestyle,  will now be published MONTHLY . . . instead of weekly.  Beginning with the December issue, VIVACINI will go live on the 1st of each month, regardless of the day of the week. So get ready for tomorrow, December 1st, for our first...

The Kindle Connection

The Kindle Connection

Nov 17, 2012

This is because we have just made the blog available as a Kindle publication subscription. We believe strongly in Vivacini’s mission of intelligent optimism, provide strong content to support this and offer this addition for . . .

The “King of Crime” (and other beastly things!)

The “King of Crime” (and other beastly things!)

Aug 31, 2012

    EXCERPT from Mystery MAN The world of Rick Geary by Lucina Sarber in VIVAcini 31 Aug 2012 Nationally renowned illustrator, cartoonist, writer and Carrizozo resident, Rick Geary, has been called “The King of True Crime” for his series of ‘who-done-it’ books. Wonderfully illustrated, and pain stakingly researched, Rick expertly culls...

Subtle Seduction

Subtle Seduction

Aug 26, 2012

In everything in life, there has to be a balance. As women, we can be strong
leaders, make tough decisions and still retain our compassionate and nurturing
selves. We can still be “ladies.” But everyone has diff erent paths to walk and a
decision has to be made at each crossroad.

From Hollywood to Shakespeare . . .

From Hollywood to Shakespeare . . .

Aug 26, 2012

What exactly is the trajectory that has
brought Deborah to this stage in her life? How
did this Amarillo-born girl, one of nine kids
with a middle-class, suburban upbringing end
up in Hollywood?

A Passion for Life . . . this one and the next!

A Passion for Life . . . this one and the next!

Aug 10, 2012

Rick Wood, owner of Shrimpy’s Shrimp and Wing Shack in Midtown, has amassed a life’s experience we usually only read about— perhaps in a Hemingway biography. Just out of high school, this son of Colorado did avalanche patrol and jumped off cliffs, preferably 100 ft. high ones, while speed skiing. “It’s not that I had a death wish, it’s just that I...