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Two Beers; a Curry and a fight

I was very excited about the Curry Evening and felt prepared and even, “in control”.  Then the guests arrived.  I was just in the middle of putting the chickens to bed ( they are lazy and wont put themselves away until I shoo them up their steps to their coop ) when the doorbell rang.  1,198 more words


Highlights of the Week: Dynamic Drawing, X-Treme Readers Book Club, The Ballantine Mansion, & more!


52 people attended the program. Sue Smith, chairwoman of the Newark Museum’s Speaker’s Bureau told us that Louis Bamberger built the Museum, 891 more words

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The Beauty of the Book Club

I was scrolling through my Facebook page the other day and came across a list headlined with something like “Top Five Reasons to Join a Book Club.” As an admin for a local book club myself, as well as a book blogger, I was eager to see what this page, which I shall not name, considered the top reasons to join. 1,098 more words


Why I Wrote One More Moon

Many of my friends have asked “what drives you to want to write a book?” After-all, I am at a pretty good place in life – retired, healthy, happy, energetic – certainly not lacking. 408 more words

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Before Everything

Ruth Ozeki synthesized this wonderful book: “old friends embrace … the limits of mortality and the boundlessness of friendship.”

As I was reading Victoria Redel’s “Before Everything” the music and lyrics of the Allman Brothers’ “All My Friends” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Old Friends” kept running through my mind. 475 more words

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Now on NetGalley!

I hope you will look for One More Moon on NetGalley – download it, read it, and let me know your comments.  Thanks!

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Highlights of the Week: Get Lit Casual Book Club & Understanding Your Thyroid


What gives life purpose?  What brings meaning to one’s existence? How does one go from being a doctor healing the sick to becoming a patient overnight?  352 more words

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