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

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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

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

The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN

This month’s interview is with Amy B. Wells, RN! I am an author and nurse anesthetist. I’ve had many phases in my life. I was an accountant for a long time (hated it with a passion). I stayed at home with my children for about five years, then went to nursing school when I was in … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN

The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

This month's interview is with Debra Lockwood Spencer. My name is Debra Lockwood Spencer (pictured above, left).   My brave thing happened when I was 17 years old, while spending nine weeks in South America as an exchange student.   It was the summer before my senior year in high school, and I was fortunate … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

Be an overcomer

We all have things happen to us in life. Some are wonderful. Some aren't. It's how we respond to adversity that makes all the difference.  We can succumb...or we can overcome. Most of what happens in our daily life is probably fairly benign.  It's when the big things, the unexpected, the often unwanted things happen that … Continue reading Be an overcomer