15 Thoughts While Reading “On the Plain of Snakes”

This writing is tedious. Everyone has a story about the border. In fact, we’re STILL at the border. Oh yes, we’re finally going deeper into Mexico. Watch out for the cartels and the mafia and the police. In fact, don’t say their names out loud. Bribe the police if you get pulled over. Be careful! […]

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Wish For.

The weather has been nice this week. Warm, a remembrance of the summer past. A last goodbye before the cold sweeps across the barren fields. I was never a fan of winter, or even fall. The chill always settles more easily into me for some reason, cloaking my body and robbing my breath of its […]

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Begin

Begin with yourself. Look at yourself, how you are, what you dream of, what you want. Start there, and start small. Begin with what you love. Read your romance novels, your horror novels, your contemporary fiction, your classics. Listen to your classical music, your pop, hip hop, rock. Play your sports, run your races, climb […]

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Bridges

Photo by Ashley French. This pedestrian bridge was something my husband helped plan out before they built it. In our original wedding plans, we were going to have some reception/more wedding photos taken here, then eat at the restaurant across the street overlooking the bridge. Unfortunately, the virus changed our plans so we never got […]

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10 Books That Feature Dogs.

I love dogs. I love books. I especially love books about dogs. I wish I read more of them. They make me so warm and fuzzy inside. Here are some books that feature dogs: Marley & Me by John Grogan Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Old Yeller by Fred Gibson Where the Red Feen […]

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5 Books About the Holocaust I Want to Read.

A topic that I always find myself reading about is the Holocaust. It’s a horrible time in history, and yet I’m always drawn to these books. Even though the subject matter is dark and disturbing, there is always great resilience and hope to overcome the trauma. Here are some new(er) books about the Holocaust that […]

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A Day of Swimming.

Yesterday Adam and I went swimming at a local campground. We went to check it out before and thought we should go out and swim there at some point, so that’s what we did. The water felt good, as it was one of the hottest days this weekend. The water was very green and felt […]

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Five Books I’m (Really) Glad I Read.

I kind of write a post of books that I love and appreciate each week in the form of “My Favorite Books.” Sometimes, though, it’s nice just to have a compiled list of books that I’ve really appreciated reading. So, without further ado, here are five books I’m glad I read: 1. Tuesdays With Morrie […]

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A cabin in the woods.

Because Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday this year, the weekend was full of plans and getaways. Friday night, Adam came down and we went out to eat at Bravo, an Italian restaurant. We had margarita flatbread as our starter, then a sausage ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs for our main menu. We brought home […]

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A New Year’s Ramble.

I decided to set my Goodreads reading list at 30 this year. I was going to start at 50 but that seemed a little overreaching considering my reading pace last year and in previous years. So considered putting it at 20, as some of my friends put their reading goals at 20, but that seemed […]

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