Category Archives: People, Places and Things

Newport Coast 2.0

“Well, this definitely does not suck.” That phrase became our constant refrain during our five wonderful, warm days and nights at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, Ca.  There was not a meal, not an excursion, not an interaction that I could find fault with – and that’s saying something.  The area was beautiful, the […]

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Spring Garden Tour

My mom’s garden was featured in the Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour this year. We had perfect weather for about 1,300 visitors to traipse through her amazing garden over two days. There were a few sad moments as we missed Dad but for the most part it was an amazing celebration for which we are […]

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Winter

My birthday was a little weird this year. What is now being called “Snowmageddon” made for a pretty exciting day for the Starnes clan. As a few flurries began, the schools announced an early closure. My kids made it home only 15 minutes after I expected them, which is remarkably good compared to many parents’ […]

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I have vague memories of New Orleans…

…and vague memories of owning a website.  Something like a photography blog???  Took me a few tries but I finally found it.  It being the most poorly maintained website ever.  I’ve been taking some pictures.  Just haven’t wanted to go into my office unless absolutely necessary for the last six months or so.  Doesn’t make […]

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