The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

My dad's last meal was fried clams. Flashback to 1998. Dad was dying of lung cancer. The living room was dominated by the hospital bed sent by hospice once it was clear he could no longer manage the climb to the second floor bedroom. He had been in and out of consciousness for several days … Continue reading The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

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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

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: 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

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

BOOK REVIEW: Unipreneur by Laura Stewart Shortridge

This is my friend Laura's new book: Unipreneur: How to Live Your Passion in a House Full of Dream-Killers I loved reading this book! There were so many concepts that were introduced that resonated with me that I felt like I was having coffee and discussing my own life with my BFF. I loved also … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Unipreneur by Laura Stewart Shortridge

A wrinkle in time

I was with my little son last night, a toddler in his stroller. I packed him up and we headed out to McDonald's for a treat. I went up to the register, placed and received our order, and then pushed the stroller up to a table. I left him strapped in and turned my seat … Continue reading A wrinkle in time