The place that I stop at was the Smith Family Cabin and the Atlanta History Center. The Smith Family Cabin was visited in an 1860's farm and meet living history characters who share the challenges of life during the Civil War. I had an excellent delightful conversation with the character actor Jasper Smith as he tells tales of the civil war and examines his modest crops and farm animals.  Here is some information below about the Smith Family Cabin from the Atlanta History Center:  

"The Smith Family Farm includes the Tullie Smith House, a plantation-plain house built in the 1840s by the Robert Smith family. Originally located east of Atlanta, outside the city limits, the house survived the destruction in and around Atlanta during the Civil War. The house and detached kitchen were moved to the Atlanta History Center in the early 1970s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and separate open-hearth kitchen are now surrounded by a dairy, blacksmith s...

One of the benefits of living in Atlanta, Georgia that there is so many things to see and do.  So this month for my birthday I decided to do a staycation.  You may ask what is a staycation? A staycation is a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.  This is the first time in a long time that I treated myself in being a tourist in the city that I live in. 

I first visited the Swan House in the rich side of Buckhead, Atlanta. Edward Inman, the heir to a large cotton blockage fortune amassed in the post-Civil War "New South" era, was a wealthy Atlanta businessman with interests in real estate, transportation, and banking.  In 1924, he and his wife Emily hired the architectural firm of Hentz, Reid, neighborhood located about six miles north of downtown.  This place was also filmed in the movie  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it had its own tour.  

   

Being a registe...

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 16th which corresponds with Mexican Independence Day which was celebrated on September 16th.  This day recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.  On September 15th day is when the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821 and in 1988 the US Congress decided to expanded the week of Hispanic Heritage Independence celebration to a full month.

Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Every region in the Latin-Americas countries have a different types of cuisines of foods.  In Mexico, there is Nopales which is prickly pear cactus paddles which are a good source of fiber and tend to be sauteed or boiled and consumed as a vegetable.  Also in Mexico, rice is typically eaten before th...

To all of my fellow yogis this is the month for you!  September is National Yoga Month!  Yoga is more than a way to recharge the mind, stretch muscles and boost flexibly, the practice can reconnect an individual to their inner being and the community around them.  But what is yoga?

Yoga can be summarized as three possibilities or approaches:

1. Yoga as Power–

Yoga can be explained as a means to attain a degree of power or control over the body and mind.  Yoga links the body and the mind through intense physical and mental effort.  For instance, through rigorous physical practices a state of concentration is developed and maintained which is used to hold power over the body and the breath.    Within this approach, such control is often seen as prerequisite to the body and mind becoming free of disturbances and distractions.
 

2.  Yoga as Meditation – 

In this approach, yoga is a tool for a movement towards a deeper relationship with your sense  of soul, by searching both into...

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