November 2016

I finished reading The Nest last night.  It is an entertaining read with lots of twists and unexpected character connections.  It’s difficult to like many of the characters, but they are interesting.  It is sort of like watching a prime time soap opera where even the more despicable characters can enjoy a little popularity just
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It’s happening.  I’m finally getting some substantial writing done again.  Even though The Decoration Day Committee is not selling at all, I find I am energetically writing its sequel.  Maybe if I have two books out there, marketing will be easier–or maybe twice as hard.  Anyway, at this point, it is more fun to write
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I mentioned in an earlier blog that I suffered from insomnia the other night.  When I couldn’t sleep, I fired up my Kindle and picked up with a book that I had just started, The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel.  I chose the book because it was about the WWII era, a
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Originally, I planned not to be political on social media, especially when I read all the crude and disgusting language and material that crossed my computer screen in the last few months. But then the results of November 8 happened, and I knew I had to become more active in promoting my positions because at
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These are uncertain times and I am sure many young people in particular are concerned about the future. I would like to quote Churchill: “Hear this, young men and women everywhere, and proclaim it far and wide. The earth is yours and the fullness thereof. Be kind, but be fierce. You are needed now more
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I couldn’t sleep last night.  I woke up around 3:00.  I tossed and turned and finally gave up around 3:30 and got up. I grabbed my Kindle and headed for the living room and my Lazy Boy.  I curled up and read for nearly four hours.  The book is a wonderful story which while set
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The Race for Paris is an incredibly well researched book about the photojournalists who covered the last phases of WWII in Europe. The action focuses primarily on the fate of the women photographers and journalists who struggled against the constraints they faced as women to gain credibility and recognition for their work. The research is
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Generally, I really like books that are as character driven as Here’s To Us. I thought this novel started out strong. But as the book developed, I began to lose interest in the characters. They were characters who had resources and didn’t use them. It’s hard to sympathize with that. Reading the book reminded me
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