May 3, 2020

 These are just a few of my favorites!!!            

East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Published 1952

To me, a truly great book is organic, meaning it changes as the reader changes.I first read this book when I was in my 20s.I loved it t...

April 19, 2020

Ever since I was a child, whenever anything truly significant or troubling happened in my life, I turned to my pen, and my words.

Those words were usually in the form of poetry.  So today I give you two of those poems.  One is positive, one is not.  I feel both poi...

April 13, 2020

Miss Emily Brown stood before her mother’s looking glass.   The glass had been in her family for generations, which was clear from its condition.  The color was beginning to tarnish, and there were small cracks spiraling arbitrarily though the glass....

July 25, 2019

 Jane entered the kitchen the next morning to find Carrie in a furious rant. 

“I knew it,” she blustered.  “I knew that Master Nathan and Miss Sarah and all those people working against the king would come to no good.  They’re ending up just like my first master, M...

September 2, 2018

Despite the fact that "Pride and Prejudice" is the most popular Jane Austen novel, my favorite has always been "Sense and Sensibility."  I love the dichotomy of the two sisters; complete opposites who ponder an essential question of their day, which was should you be s...

July 11, 2018

How do we measure success? Sounds like a no-brainer, right?  We measure success by reward.  For many, that reward means greater wealth.  If we do a good job and work hard, the money will come.  For others, they measure the worth of their achievements in recognition by...

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