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The roofer life has got me in its grasp.

A few weeks ago my mom and I got a postcard solicitation from a company in nearby Clearfield. 617 more words

Trying to zoom out...

I can’t stop reading Donna Leon’s, Death in a Strange Country. I read a little bit before work, if I have ten minutes or so, a little bit on my lunch break, and then in the evening. 218 more words

Writer For 365

Falling in Love (Commissario Brunetti 24) by Donna Leon

Vissi d’amore…

:D :D :D :D :D

Famous opera star Flavia Petrelli is back at La Fenice in Venice to sing the lead in Tosca… 689 more words

Book Review

Teach Your Parents Well*

One of the interesting effects of changing technology is arguably a generational divide. Quite often (certainly not always!) younger generations are comfortable with new technology, adapt to it easily and use it skillfully. 1,263 more words

Agatha Christie

Falling in Love, by Donna Leon

If you’re looking for a book about falling in love, this ain’t it.  But if you can be seduced into a mystery set in an exotic locale that includes lots of backstage shenanigans in an opera house, this one’s for you. 547 more words


I Leave a Big Tip With Every Receipt*

If you look among your things, you’ll probably see random receipts and cash slips for things. They can clutter up a pocket or handbag. And when it’s something simple like getting fuel, it may seem a waste to get a cash slip. 1,029 more words

Agatha Christie

Same as the Old Boss*

As I mentioned yesterday, having a supportive, competent boss can make all the difference in your professional world. But not everyone is so fortunate. If you’ve ever had a terrible boss, you know what a nightmare that can be. 1,001 more words