... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

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Baby Steps…

Baby Steps…

To all you pa

I was FINE… I had prepared 18 years for this day. Thats 157690 hours or 216 months or 9460800 minutes or 567648000 seconds, but as I packed up her life of these calculated memories, when I came across her baby shoes, I LOST IT! Taryn, my smart, beautiful, earth conscious, compassionate, athletic, loving albeit received on affection offered me a hug. I explained it that just as she learned to walk in those Buster Browns, she was wobbly and not sure footed until she was able to run,, I too would have to take bay steps

Enough to Make a Girl Want to Smile!

A week ago today I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the Timmendorfer Strand Maritim Hotel (on the Baltic Sea) as a guest on SHOWTALK, hosted by SHOWTALK founder  André Holst. As the founder of the SHOWTALK Initiative House with Heart (since 1996), Andre says, “ My long-standing wish has come true: to work without bureaucracy and immediately step in and support where it is necessary and to intervene.”

“There are people in the world,” he continues, “with which neither administrations, associations or organizations can help or want to help. That’s why we–House with Heart–are there. We’re highly motivated to find individual solutions and new ways for special people.We work according to the “Principle of Perception”. Our goals are to organize active stays in our house and promote artistic potential.

The House with Heart is located in Bad Lauterberg, a town in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. 

“In the midst of nature, everyone involved finds harmony, peace and space for creativity. . “Our rooms and apartments are lovingly decorated according to the themes: Asia, country house, avant-garde & baroque designed. The “diversity of cultures” serves as inspiration.”

And isn’t that–especially in this day and age–a wonderful, yet sadly disappearing thing. 

The show and all the guests had a great time. The audience was engaged, the performers displayed their talents. I shared the events in book, Incompatible with Nature-A Mother’s Story. I am quite humbled by the fact that I inspire so many with my story and my message. And in German!!! Whew! Before I left the stage André rocked the house singing Uncle Q’s arrangement of Jack the Knife–in German (he rocked it!!!) and I received three rounds of applause during my time on stage. 

And then, I was presented with not one, but two bouquets of blossoms! That’s enough to make a girl smile!

You can see the HH here: 

It’s beautiful. Thank you for the invite André. A man with heart.

Peaceful weekend everybody.

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Love this…

Seattle Polo Party!

I’m back in the saddle literally! After a week of hit/miss computer failings, I’m up just in time to remind everyone to come out ti Seattle’s Annual Polo Party tomorrow!

Giddy up and get your tickets –

You want to arrive early and check out the amazing talent of
Dakota Dufloth
Up and coming music artist and songwriter, hailing from a small town in eastern Oregon. Hoping to make waves in the world of pop culture and ripple his influence of sound into the future.
At the age of 5, he’s been playing music, starting with piano and continuing lessons until 14, picking up the guitar at the start of his first year of high school.
He took a variety of music classes through school, and finally starting a guitar and Latin music class his 9th year.
He joined his first band his 10th year with some older students and played a few shows through the last years of his high school career.
Transitioning into his next chapter of his life was difficult through his college experience, finding a road to walk and attaching his own meaning to the world around him, but eventually finding some fellow musicians over the popular website craigslist.
After completing a few songs they were shown to a few record labels and they landed a deal with Rise records.
The band then proceeded to write a new record Only Forever- Alive Like Me
(October of 2014) and Dakota then started his professional music career.
He toured through the US a number of times, had opportunities to go over seas to Japan and eventually Europe and the UK.
After the band had finished their second year of the Vans Warped Tour(July of 2015), the band found themselves wanting to do other things and didn’t pursue the writing of a second record.
Dakota then moved back to his he town of Umatilla, Oregon to regroup.
Not long after he received a call that would lead him to join the band Blindwish and write Good Excuses(2017) and only do a handful of tours before splitting in early 2018.
Dakota had found himself back home again, writing music for himself, as he had been doing in between the various projects he had been in before, and had started to teach himself to sing.
He is still pursuing his dream and is expecting a record to be done early to mid 2020.
You will see him next, performing the
Star Spangle Banner for Seattle Polo!


The menopausebarbees dim the lights in remembrance of one of the greatest literary giants the world has known. RIP Toni Morrison. You are BELOVED.

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It all begins and ends in your mind…

A Looney Legacy

As children, you held their hands and guided them…

You lifted them up and loved them unconditionally…

You – cocky, crazy, cool, complex, yet always collected…

Your Looney Legacy lives on.

Happy Birthday, Steve! You may no longer hold their hands… but you hold their hearts forever.

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