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Hats off for respect

  l love a man who wears a hat. A man wearing a hat badly, not so much. Recently, my husband and I watched a re-broadcast of In Performance at the White House, the episode  in which some of the nation’s … Continue reading

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The Power of Word Imagery

I am watching the Netflix series House of Cards featuring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.  One of the characters is a cub reporter who abandons a bright future at a prestigious newspaper to work outside in the gutter for an … Continue reading

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Noah's Wife

Noah’s Wife by T. K. Thorne Set in 5500 BCE in ancient Turkey, this story is inspired by the theories penned in Noah’s Flood, The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event that Changed History (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998). … Continue reading

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How about that Fifty Shades of Grey book?

When a friend told me about this book, the first question I had for her was, “Does it have teenage vampires in it?” Her response was no, but it takes place in the state of Washington.  Suddenly, I saw shades … Continue reading

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The Reservoir A Richmond Tragedy

John Milliken Thompson’s The Reservoir is a historical mystery. Anyone who starts it will not put it down until the last page.  You have been warned. Clear your calendar before you turn to page one. As I was reading, something … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution – “I have a great idea for a book…”

Are you tired of making the same New Year resolutions every year and losing interest after only a few weeks?  Lose the pounds gained over the holidays,  spend more time in the gym, write a novel.  Oh, wait, that last one, … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug on a 21st Century Christmas Carol

Guest Blogger D. Ruggles writes about the true meaning of A Christmas Carol. If you reside on the East Coast, there is, right now, within a twenty-five mile radius of your home, a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This … Continue reading

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Remember on Remembrance Day

At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2011 there will be a collective moment of silence for the 93rd time around the world.  Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, was set aside by the British to pay tribute to all … Continue reading

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The Blood Queen: Get Ready for Halloween

Reading scary books and watching spine-tingling movies are just  as fun as eating candy corn at Halloween.  A non-fiction account of an early 17th century aristocrat  made me want to switch on all the lights in the house the other … Continue reading

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Hot Yoga! Bikram Cool!

With cooler weather approaching, it’s time to move the physical activities indoors.  My favorite inside exercise is Bikram [pronounced BEEK-ram] Yoga.  What is Bikram Yoga?  Bikram Choudhury’s series of twenty-six hatha yoga postures, or asanas, are practiced for ninety minutes … Continue reading

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