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Marion
Reno, Nevada, USA
I am a renaissance woman working full time to live, to love, to learn and to be interesting.
Interests: financial planning, taxes, music, travel, blogs, hiking, reading, history, podcasting, Spanish
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Duke and I spent the month of May traveling in the American south east. We have been back for more than a month and I am just getting around to finishing my blogs about our trip. We started in New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I have now completed our spring 2013 road trip. I still have a couple more blog posts to write about the trip. This post will be about the time we spent in Virginia. We saw a lot but... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I are in week three of a four week road trip. We started in New Orleans and will take the train back to Reno from Washington, DC next week. Last Tuesday, May 7, we drove from Dayton Beach,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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Last Thursday May 2 Duke and I drove from Biloxi, Mississippi through the southern tip of Alabama to Destin Florida. We stopped outside of Mobile to see the Battleship Alabama. It is moored there as a museum. In Pensacola, Florida... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I are in week one of our Spring 2013 road trip. Monday and Tuesday we spent in New Orleans. This was my first trip to the city. We stayed in the French Quarter and did a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Marion's Blog
Thanks Melody! I agree Nevada is amazing!
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Duke and I are on a road trip again. Friday we flew to New Orleans. Our plan is to drive to Washington, D.C. exploring along the way. We'll be back home in Reno in about a month. We have already... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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During my first visit to Mexico in 2007 I decided that I wanted to learn Spanish. I began studying and have made quite a bit of progress. My other blog posts about learning Spanish are here. But I am still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Marion's Blog
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Earlier this month my nephew, David got married in Ludlow, Kentucky which is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. I love weddings and seeing all the family and friends. This wedding was no exception. It was such a happy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Marion's Blog
Thanks for the comments! It was a different time and not really that long ago.
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Thanks for your kind comments. I don't think you can go wrong taking the H&R Block tax class, even if you never prepare taxes.
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If you want a window into the things that entertain us and worry us I think the most emailed list on the New York Times electronic edition makes interesting reading. Today I not only enjoyed reading the most emailed articles... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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One of my many hobbies is genealogy. I love being a detective and in many ways genealogy is doing family history detective work. At one point I considered creating a separate Genealogy blog but decided instead to just tag my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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During the last week of our 2012 Fall Road Trip Duke and I spent four nights on the Olympic Peninsula. We stayed in the four different National Park Lodges in the Park. The weather was sunny and warm and we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I returned from our Fall road trip a couple of weeks ago and I am just getting to updating the blog. This blog entry will be about our travels from Jasper Alberta in the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Marion's Blog
Jim, Thank you for the comments. My experience was very similar and I agree with you that if you work for Block you should have no trouble passing. Marion
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2012 on I Passed the IRS RTRP Exam at Marion's Blog
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This is my third post about our three week road trip. We are now entering week two. The first two posts are here and here. If you would like to see all of our pictures they are on Flickr here.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I are on a three week road trip. On Monday we left Post Falls, Idaho and headed north into Canada. The border crossing was easy and quick. The smoke from western fires that has plagued us the whole... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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Duke and I left Reno last Thursday on a three week road trip. We are planning to do a circle north through Idaho into Canada over to Vancouver and then back south to Reno. Day one, Thursday we drove 400... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at Marion's Blog
Michelle, I'm sure you will pass it. You are right... You should just do it! Don't psych yourself out!
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2012 on I Passed the IRS RTRP Exam at Marion's Blog
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You are very welcome Sheila! Jennifer my advice is study how to find things in pub 17, learn the basic stuff in circular 230 and then just DI IT!! It is really not that hard.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2012 on I Passed the IRS RTRP Exam at Marion's Blog
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In the last few weeks Duke and I have taken two three day camping trips in the Nevada Outback. The first trip to Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park and Columbine Campground I described in my last post. The second trip was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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Last week Duke and I did a two night camping trip in central Nevada. From Reno we headed east on Highway 50. Just past Fallon Naval Air Station there is sign which points south to earthquake faults. We have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at Marion's Blog
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I have a long term goal to read a biography of each American President. My list of the books I have read so far is here. Reading biographies is giving me a more focused feel for American History. During our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Marion's Blog
Betsy, I agree. Very good advice! Thanks, Marion
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2012 on I Passed the IRS RTRP Exam at Marion's Blog
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