Category Archives: books I've read

By All Means, Stop Them From Reading

A gun violence epidemic. A substance abuse epidemic. You and I might disagree on what the solution is to either of these, but I hope we can at least agree that they exist. You know what doesn’t exist? An epidemic … Continue reading

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Coconut Chocolate Cake and Starving for Suffrage

My book club met tonight to discuss A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. As I chose the book, I brought the dessert. I’ve been craving coconut cake, but at heart, chocolate cake is what I love best. Unable … Continue reading

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Enjoy Yer Readn

I had the great honor of helping to judge the preliminary round for the Houston PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest this afternoon. We read some phenomenal stories from some children who are talented story tellers, enjoyed illustrations from some kids … Continue reading

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Martin Sheen, Medio Peregrino

Whatever the opposite of wanderlust is, I have it. But sometimes, I go against type. During college, living in London for the summer, I’d seen a documentary about The Way of St. James, one of the top three pilgrimage routes … Continue reading

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Reading Offline

I’ve fallen down on several blogging jobs – trying to document everything means documenting almost nothing. I’ve not written about any books lately, or meals, or cakes or pies … sorry about that. I’ll go ahead & call it a … Continue reading

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Book Note: Government Girl

More properly, allow me to give you the full title: Government Girl, Young and Female in the White House by Stacy Parker Aab. My expectations were high for this book, and they were met and exceeded. I must disclose that … Continue reading

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Book Note: A Christmas Carol

Our book club met recently to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I read plenty of Dickens in my salad days, and am very familiar with the Christmas Carol story, but realized as soon as I read the opening … Continue reading

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