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Sue Ellen, she died last night.

I stayed with her, scared, praying over her feverish contorting body, terrified she would leave me, and she did, just before midnight. 1,630 more words

This Country Will Self-Destruct In Five, Four….   (2016Dec09)

Friday, December 09, 2016                                               10:08 AM

But what really bothers me is the end of the-world-as-I-know-it. Between the loss of habitats, shrinking species diversity, toxins and pesticides, we may well be able to kill ourselves off, even before we reach overpopulation, extreme global warming, or killing the oceans. 792 more words

Personal Observations

Knowing your American Heroes ~ DANIEL BOONE (1734-1820)~by rldubour

Friday!! time for an American Hero! Today is:

Knowing your American Heroes

DANIEL BOONE (1734-1820)

An American hero and much more
Born ten twenty-two, seventeen thirty-four. 382 more words

Poetry

Project Apollo: The Early Years, 1961-1967, by Eugen Reichl (2016)

Nonfiction
13 to Adult
How sadly appropriate that I’m writing this on the day American astronaut and space pioneer John Glenn passed away, Dec. 8. You don’t have to be too much of a space geek to enjoy this introduction to the unmanned Apollo missions that preceded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s steps on the moon. 427 more words

Young Adult

New Release: Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil by Tim Symonds

Never had Holmes and Watson found themselves up against a human-being as clever, devious and frightening as the Empress Dowager of China.

It’s the year 1907. 331 more words

Giveaway

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

I really enjoyed My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century! It was lots of fun overall, especially if you like art from Renaissance times. There were some fun surprises in this book related to the Renaissance and things Cat was able to see on her magical trip back in time, and while there was some cheesiness in that “magic,” it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book. 234 more words

YA