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Art Class & The Importance of Book Usage

I decided to take an art class to brush up on my painting “skills”. This is my second class so far. I originally thought that this was going to be an all book or mostly all book class. 226 more words

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Alena by Rachel Pastan

New book – story is a reflection on the past and involves art and a mystery. I enjoyed learning more about art history and the uniqueness of a certain genre of art – contemporary. 116 more words


Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Unique story! I read right through this one. Giving it an 8.

It is the story of women trying to understand themselves and their past. The location is Lost Lake – in the swamps of Georgia. 81 more words


The swirl and the puddles of life

Time passes with crazy, unbelievable events occurring all around me that often stun my heart. I don’t always feel calm, but if I can be still for a bit, I am lucky to find the calm center. 731 more words


relaxing on the pond

kathleen and i took a couple of quite moments to float on the pond–

we stayed dry and even took mason for a ride–


The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane

I found this on the new shelf – third floor. A first novel for author McFarlane. She is my daughter’s age so I wonder where she gets her insights into the older generation? 197 more words


Planning a Funeral...Mine

Some folks were probably horrified at reading the title of today’s blog post, but I didn’t intend for them to be. Whether we want to admit it or not, all of us are going to die sometime, and it makes a lot of sense to get the decision-making out of the way ahead of time. 541 more words

On Aging Gracelessly