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MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH . . .

Posted on January 10, 2014, in My Blog, with 32 Comments

After reading my last blog, one of my blog friends asked who takes my Christmas ornaments down when the holiday is over. Of course I do, I said. And so I thought I’d do a new blog around that . . . and a few other things.

Went back to the ranch and it was really cold. In fact part …

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CHRISTMAS 2013 AT THE RANCH

Posted on December 29, 2013, in My Blog, with 29 Comments

The extended family gathered outside Santa Fe over Christmas and we were treated to a few glorious snow storms which blanketed everything and gave my grandson, Malcolm, several chances to go skiing in very good conditions. The Santa Fe ski basin is about 40 minutes from the ranch. The kids had snow ball fights and Troy pulled Malcolm on a …

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A FAMILY THANKSGIVING VACATION IN NEW MEXICO

Posted on December 2, 2013, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

(left to right): Viva, Maia Perry, Kristina Perry, Merritt Perry, Carolyn Zwicker, Katherine Zwicker, Richard Perry, me, Simone Bent Garity (hiding), Troy Garity, Malcolm Vadim, Gavin Perry.

We’ve gotten a lot of snow in New Mexico and we came prepared. I love seeing the snow-covered trees and identifying all the tracks left by deer, rabbit, coyote and even, we’re pretty …

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TED TURNER & PRAIRIE DOGS

Posted on August 27, 2013, in My Blog, with 67 Comments

There’s a lot that Ted Turner taught me during the decade we were married and during the more than a decade that we’ve been unmarried but close friends. But one of my most favorite things I learned from him was to love prairie dogs. Please don’t stop reading now that you know I’m writing about prairie dogs and not …

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AT THE PREMIERE OF “THE BUTLER”

Posted on August 10, 2013, in My Blog, with 26 Comments

The New York premiere was last Monday, I just haven’t had a chance to post since then. Sorry. It was a huge success. I am so proud of this movie directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious“, “Paper Boy“) and starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

It is an moving (but also humorous), important slice of American history. …

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FAMILY AT THE RANCH

Posted on July 30, 2013, in My Blog, with 40 Comments

My daughter, Vanessa, and her family are with me at my ranch outside Santa Fe. They will have been here 10 days. I couldn’t come when I’d planned because I had hand surgery and there were complications and the surgeon didn’t want me flying. So my visit will only be a week. Still, it’s been glorious.

My daughter is very …

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GCAPP AUCTION WINNERS WITH ME IN NEW MEXICO

Posted on March 29, 2013, in My Blog, with 21 Comments

I have spent the last 5 days at my New Mexico ranch with 8 wonderful women from Atlanta. Some I have known for a long time, some were new to me. Let me explain.

Every year my non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP, which was recently renamed because we’ve expanded from an exclusive 18-year focus on …

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FOUR DAYS AT THE RANCH

Posted on March 11, 2013, in My Blog, with 41 Comments

I’ve been here with Troy and Simone and it has snowed and been beautiful.

I’ve waited 13 years to see wild turkey on the place. I’d been told there were flocks of them in times gone by. Suddenly here they are, encouraged by a little corn.

Turkeys from the kitchen window. I never thought I'd see the day! Those trees …

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NEW MEXICO NEW GARDEN

Posted on January 27, 2012, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

At my beautiful ranch. As I sat at my desk today writing, I watched the perfect snow storm…big, dry snow flakes coming down like in one of those glass shake ‘em up snow ball things. It didn’t last but so what. The sun came out and I saw a huge bird dive into the river and pull up a trout. …

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