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The BRAVE Interview #20 March 2018: Crissy Maier

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Crissy Maier! WHO are you? Someone who overcomes challenges. Whether it's my cleft lip and palate, my learning disability, my struggles through the police academy, other health issues, problems at work - I'm not defined by any of them, but rather by my ability to integrate the lessons … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #20 March 2018: Crissy Maier

BOOK REVIEW: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

I loved The Rules of Magic! I was a little cautious to be reading Alice Hoffman, because I sort of remembered finding one of her prior books being, um, kind of dark. Something above about doves, I think. I'm not sure. I must have blocked it out. This book, however, is a jewel. It's a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

Welcome to this month's interview with my good friend, Barbara Ryland! My Brave Thing As a child growing up, I had no father. My parents were divorced when I was an infant, and my father moved far away.  I had no contact with him, with any of his siblings or with my paternal grandparents. After … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

Blue Moon

My husband and I got up early and raced outside to try to see the Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse at the 'optimal time' here in Maine (6:45 am)--since it only occurs once every hundred years or so, we didn't want to miss it. And it was up there...behind the trees. So we jumped in the … Continue reading Blue Moon

BOOK REVIEW: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

I liked this book because it's raw and honest. In A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, the author is telling a tale as old as time: she marries a man who betrays her. The story here, though, is the spectacular manner in which this is done. About 3/4 through it I considered stopping. It was a little … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

BOOK REVIEW: ANGEL OF EVENTIDE by Elle Powers

I was pulled right in to the conversation between the angel and the woman at the outset of the book. But, is it an angel? Who is this woman?  I have many questions and so I press on, intensely interested in how the answers would they reveal themselves. This is not only a story of compassion; … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ANGEL OF EVENTIDE by Elle Powers

Visualize your future

Every year we have a blank slate, don't we? We have a chance to start fresh. What get the opportunity to ask ourselves questions like: What do I want to accomplish this year? Where do I want to go on vacation? What do I want my work life to look like? Who do I want … Continue reading Visualize your future

BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I got Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on audio from the library. It was actually picked out by my daughter, because I 'needed' an audio book and I wasn't seeing anything that grabbed me.I am mentioning it because, coincidentally, one of the main characters in the book is named Izzy, the same as my … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The BRAVE Interview #18 January 2018: Carrie Frail

My name is Carrie Frail. I'm 37 years old but I feel like I've lived several lifetimes. I was a teenage rebel, who rushed headfirst into any and everything. I went to college, dropped out, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force by age 18. I was married by 19, a mother by 20 … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #18 January 2018: Carrie Frail

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

I loved this book The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. It's about husbands and wives and mothers and daughters and sisters and any practically any other relationships you can think of, including one's relationship with oneself. Boom. Real, messy, honest relationships. One note: Pay attention at the beginning of the book because you will be introduced … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty