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A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir by Nancy Balbirer

When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). 353 more words

Book Review

Blog Tour - Stranger In My Heart by Mary Monro

What’s it all about?:

Stranger In My Heart (with foreword by HRH The Princess Royal) is about the search for understanding oneself, answering the question “Who am I?” by seeking to understand the currents that sweep down the generations, eddy through one’s own persona and continue on – palpable but often unrecognised. 1,206 more words

Book Reviews

# 1636... 30 Days of Inspiration Day 05- (re-post) A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life

30 Days of Inspiration

Day 05- A

Dear Beth,

Thank you, Beth,

short in stature,

tall in courage.

A dwarf,

a few days younger than me, 221 more words


#1635 Remembering Joan Preble # 2 .... prompt: change/Small Stones post

Small stones: a journey of mindfulness
April 8 ·


she is the glue
that holds the family
and friends
it was thought she would… 50 more words


# 1634 Remembering Joan Preble .. # 1

Joan, a long time friend,
died before before we were prepared …
we thought she’d be with us 2 decades more..
but on God’s time on April 13, 2018 at age 78. 143 more words


The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya

I rarely ever read nonfiction books. But this one … well, it wasn’t one I could pass. An autobiography, the author explores her harrowing childhood journey in war-torn Rwanda. 329 more words


Why did I give away my tiara? And other thoughts

Well here we are in Boston. No, we are not sight-seeing, it’s a medical trip.

I made a mistake when I booked the hotel, so instead of staying at the posh one-bedroom with kitchen, we are at The Dumpy and Crappy Inn. 378 more words