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

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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

The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Sylvia Wesley! Enjoy! WHO are you? I’m a 61-year-old white woman—wife, mother, nurse, and pseudo-bon vivant! WHAT is your One Brave Thing? Sometimes I feel like just living every day is a Brave Thing and it is difficult to choose a single event!  As a nurse, it seems like so many … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

What goes around

When I graduated from high school, one of the things that I was given was a Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. I know this because, unlike other things I might have been given that day, I still have my Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. One of the reasons that I was so excited to receive it was because my … Continue reading What goes around

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 2

Day 2, people!! Today's cake is brought to you courtesy of my daughter, who gifted it to me, by way of the Wells IGA. She asked me what I wanted and I told her to surprise me, but to get something she liked, too. Here it is: Carrot Cake Grade: Pass. Not as good as … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 2

Tech support

I had a heart stopping moment (I know-- it's embarrassing) this morning when I tried to turn my iPhone on and it (gasp) would not turn on. I tried and tried and tried ("I said not to panic!") to no avail. I allowed myself to briefly fast forward to how difficult my life would be … Continue reading Tech support

BOOK REVIEW: A Couple by Peter Raymond UPDATED

There are so many wonderful books that have come into my life as a result of my book, One Brave Thing. This book, a couple by Peter Raymond, I discovered at the Kennebunk Community Market. I brought it home and stood it up on my kitchen table. I then began emptying my car of all the flotsam and … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Couple by Peter Raymond UPDATED