Hello,Friends! Three years ago, on a Friday afternoon, my husband came home and asked me if I would like to join him for a weekend in San Antonio, Texas, at the PAX video games and technology “geeks convention” that originally started back in 2004 on the east coast. I was kind of skeptical at first, but I accepted. After all, I always love to pack and go out of town to travel and shop. I like seeing new things.

As I was packing, though, I thought “what am I going to do? It is going to be boring for me.” Luckily, I did not let that stop me. I ended up having a great time that weekend. Now I look forward to PAX every year.

While frustrating at times, I have always liked technology. When I worked in education, I earned the title of “techie” on my campus. I was in charge of the morning announcements that were transmitted via closed-circuit television on campus, “WIN TV,” for over 900 students.

I was a new employee at that school, when my principal noticed my proficiency with technology. So, one morning she called me in and gave me the assignment. Yay for me!  I was flattered at first, and a bit nervous, too. So began my love/hate journey with technology.

As for the PAX convention, we had a blast once again. When the day ended, we explored the beautiful city of San Antonio. I love the shops and restaurants there. It was such a beautiful day with the family.

I hope you all had a great weekend, too. Keep Zen, and don’t forget to do your yoga, because that’s the key for my staying Zen. XO

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Hello, friends! Today, we are going to pay tribute to this wonderful actress. On Wednesday, the world and her family lost this beautiful and very talented actress, the beloved Mary Tyler Moore. According to her family, she passed away from cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia.

Her recent death brought back many memories. When I first moved to this country, I used to love watching the re-runs of her shows with my husband, and we still do. It will be sad now, knowing that she is gone.
Mary Tyler Moore, helped women look valuable in the work force. She was such an inspiration at that time for many woman.

She became a feminist icon 1970, playing a single television producer; at a time when many women on television weren’t shown as having careers outside of the home. I always loved the way she looked with her make-up and her gorgeous and stylish outfits. I also loved her perfect relationship she had with her co-workers on the show

Born on Dec. 29, 1936, in Brooklyn Heights, this icon was only seventeen years old when she discovered her love for acting. I was unaware that she was actually a dancer, and danced in various television shows before becoming an actress. Thanks for all the laughs and the memories, Mrs. Moore. You are going to to missed. RIP.

Dear President Obama,

You are going to be missed. Thank you for everything you have done for our country.  It seems like 2009 was just yesterday, when you and your beautiful family arrived at the White House, and you started your new job as our Commander-in-chief.

At that time, our country was facing one of its worst financial crises.  Many economists have stated that the crisis in 2007-2008 was considered the worst since the Great Depression.

Boldly and fearlessly, you rolled up your sleeves and went straight to work for America.  Despite all these difficult challenges, you managed to accomplish many great things for our country.  I will list a few of my favorites.

In 2009, you won the Nobel Peace Prize. That same year, you successfully ended the Recession. You also rescued the auto industry. You ended the war in Iraq, and ordered the U.S. military out of that country. The way you handled the situation in Afghanistan will be remembered as one of many defining moments of your presidency.

In 2011, you successfully eliminated Osama bin Laden. Thank you! David Axelrod, a White House senior adviser, once said: “ Obama is confident. He understands that his job is principally about making decisions and living with those decisions, and he is comfortable with that.”

Last Friday, as the festivities were about to get underway, and President Trump was about to be sworn in, CNN was broadcasting live your last moments in the Oval Office.  At that moment, we all felt a great deal of sadness while watching you leave your office for the last time.

We have to face it: all good things must come to an end.  Looking back, throughout your presidency, you have done it all. You faced many challenges, but you always remained calm and confident. You did what was best for our country.  We wish you and your family the best on your endeavors.
Thank you!

I’m proud to be a Texas resident! Today, thousands of people gathered at the state Capitol for the Woman’s March in Austin, Texas. This was one of over 670 sister marches across the world. Guest speakers included former Senator Wendy Davis, Representative Senfronia Thompson, and speaker Lizzie Velasquez.

This peaceful and non-violent march took place just one day after the Inauguration. It’s unbelievable that even though we are living in one of the greatest countries in the world, women still must fight to have their rights be respected and their voices heard. Sad to say, but Washington’s lawmakers have not always have respected or made the concerns of women their priority.

My daughter and her fiancé attended the Austin March. They really enjoyed the positive experience and the solidarity they felt marching alongside such a diverse group of people. Here are some photos of them from the event.

Like lead organizer, Melissa Fiero, said: “It’s a message to the incoming administration, to the Trump administration, but also to Texas legislators and elected officials, that we are a newly activated and motivated group of women who believe strongly that women’s rights are human’s rights. We recognize the fact that there a lot of people that have gone before us to do this fight for years and years, and we are going to support that and make sure that these rights are not trampled on.”

To all my sisters who marched out there today, I’m proud of you. I will leave you with a quote from Alec Baldwin at the United We Stand Really in NYC: “Trump doesn’t realize we will never lay down”.
XO,
Nunzia