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Stay Tuned: New Podcast Series on Conditioning

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The first series on my new Podcast: Tanya Talks, will focus on conditioning. I've tweeted about it in the past. Conditioning has occurred in the USA since before its founding. We're going to talk about what it is, who benefits from it, and the ensuing culture war in the US. Stay Tuned. The Launch of Tanya Talks will be 🔥 #Conditioned

Nuclear War

The rhetoric from Putin. The continual launching of test bombs by North Korea, and China's constant baiting of the US, while they are prepping for a large scale invasion has me wondering will WWIII occur in my lifetime? Heck will it happen within the next ten years?

Tanya Talks™ Podcast - Coming Soon

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 Podcast Coming Soon Hey y'all I am chomping at the bit working on a podcast. It takes a village, but since I don't have one, I am gonna jack of all trades this thing!  Presently I am working on securing a host - testing out a few platforms now before I decide on one.  Topics As for the topics, I'm mapping out the podcast content. Y'all know this blog is a mixture of current events and life stuff so that podcast will be that too. It will be topical in nature and organic. So #StayTuned

Let's Talk about Flooding in Houston

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When I moved back to the Houston Area in 2014 I was quickly reminded that Houston, Harris County and the surrounding counties flood. Not a little flood, but major drastic floods. And why do they flood? Simple answer, greed. Humans have been on this planet for thousands of years. Some even believe for millions of years. However long humans have been on this planet, it has been long enough that they should understand the basics of ecosystems, geology, and how water works. European settlers in the Americas and Australia did not respect the land and as consequence they have caused great harm to the lands they migrated to. Why did this happen? They did not observe, respect, and retain how the local indigenous people treated the land. Instead they brought with them practices that worked for them in Europe. And many instances there was nothing wrong with that, except in many areas where the ecology, geography, climate and topology was drastically different from what they knew and experienced

Created New Professional Twitter Account

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In June I posted that I permanently deleted my personal twitter account that I had since 2011. And I do not intend to create another personal account. However, I did create a brand account for Tanya Talks on twitter. My handle is @TalksTanya . Tanya Talks on Twitter Microblogging should complement this blog and the podcast and anything else that spins out from this venture. I'll make sure not to mention lice since Twitter LOVES lice. Follow @TalksTanya

Come Thou Fount (Official Music Video) | Celtic Worship

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Today's Mood. The hymn, Come Thou Fount, is one of my favorites. It was just ringing in my spirit this morning. I prefer the traditional way the hymn is sung and the Celtic Worship Group sings it beautifully. May you be blessed.  

I Did A Thing: Building a Patio

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I built a patio with my own hands and strength. Yup, I did this thing, and I am a rock star! I extended my existing builder brick patio by approximately 200 sqft with pavers from Pavestone , style: Panorama , color: travertine. I'm planning to get my lawn aerated the end of June, once that is done, I will finish the patio area by adding top soil and sod where the patio ends so there is a smooth transition from the patio to the lawn and you won't see the edging. Drama Why did I choose the build the patio myself in 90 degree heat in Houston, TX? Well a few years ago, I planned to extend my patio with concrete. I wanted the concrete to be colored, not stained, but colored throughout the same color as the grout in the bricks on my existing patio so that it would be cohesive. And with a brick surround, so it flowed nicely.  I also wanted to create a walkway on the side of my house, plain concrete.  All of the quotes I received were 2 - 3 times what I estimated. So, I did not go forw

Permanently Deleted Twitter Account

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I permanently deleted my twitter account.  There is no customer service at that company. The bots are crazy and they locked my account because they claimed I was harassing lice. See my post  Twitter Loves Sea Lice  for background information on my decision. Microblogging is a great way to communicate instantly. However, it does not serve its purpose if it operates in a sea of toxicity and the company operating the platform does not perform even the most basic customer support and service.

Twitter Loves Sea Lice

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 This is why you won't see my tweets on twitter Twitter locked my account because they claimed I was harassing sea lice. Yeah, that's why Elon Musk purchased it. So, I think I'll just delete my account. Done with that platform.

Upcycling Clothes

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So, my clothes are old. Like really old. Ok, not that old, but they are old.  I told myself I would not buy any new clothes until I lost weight. I failed. So I have a closet full of clothes I can't wear because of my girth. And I have nothing to wear that makes me feel pretty. Clothes that Fit My Personality I'm on that trend where I want clothes that feel comfortable against my skin, are functional and represents my personality. I don't need monkey suits for work anymore. Now don't get me wrong,  I love a nice tweed blazer, dress pants and a beautiful dress. I just don't need to maintain a closet full of dry clean only items. I also have taken some time to study garment construction, learned to sew, though I still need more classes & practice, and am now presently researching knitting. I looked at the construction of my knitted clothes and realized that the knit construction is just cheap. Instead of seamlessly attaching panels and sleeves, they were sewn quick