Saturday Snapshot – My New Baby

The is my newest reading toy, A Kobo Mini Ereader. I don’t usually name my electronic devices or vehicles, but for some reason I just feel that “she” is named Misha. Once I get her loaded up with plenty of books she’ll live in my purse so I will always have a book with me […]

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“Must Love Sandwiches” Is Free March 15-19

Emma has worked hard to establish herself as an artist. The artists’ colony where she lives is heaven compared to the rundown trailer parks she grew up in. After a relationship comes to an unexpected end she decides to make some drastic changes in her life, but it isn’t as easy as just flipping a […]

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Review: Susan Feniger’s Street Food

Susan Feniger’s Street Food By: Susan Feniger with Kajsa Alger & Liz Lachman Publisher: Clarkson Potter I know I’m dating myself here, but one of my all-time favorite cooking shows was Too Hot Tamales. It was on The Food Network, way back when it was a fledgling cable channel, and starred chefs Susan Feniger and […]

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Writing Update #2

After doing battle with a muse-killing cold virus for much of February I finally got back in the writing saddle and finished the first draft of “Road to the Colony”. I looked at my previous Writing Update post and realized I changed the format from what I had planned. There are now three novelettes, instead […]

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Pretty Sticky Note Organizer

Sometimes it seems that I have a hundred things to do. One of the ways I try to stay on track and not let the important stuff fall through the cracks is by using a date book. It has to be a big, notebook sized one with at least 4 lines of writing space for […]

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White On White Pasta

I have been sick for about three weeks with a slow moving head cold. It has been the month of the stuffy nose for me. And when you can’t smell well, you can’t taste much either, as I’m sure you know. As a result, I pretty much lost my appetite for a few weeks, but […]

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Review: Talking With My Mouth Full

Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As A Professional Eater By Gail Simmons I remember watching the first season of Top Chef and wondering who Gail Simmons was. This book puts an end to that mystery. She may be living the dream life for many foodies, but there was a lot of hard work […]

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Getting Back On Track And . . .

Q: What happens when you are stressed out and your son gets a cold? A: You end up catching the mutant spawn version of the virus that seems to have mated with a snail.   I’ll be back to normal posting soon.  ::cough, sniffle, cough::  Until then . . . Happy Valentine’s Day!   […]

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Cooper & Nemo

Winter storm Nemo hit Michigan last night. We woke up to about 8-inches of snow – enough to close schools and make travel tricky. The local weather forecasters said tonight that the storm is producing 2 to 3 times more snow at this point as it’s heading east. For those of you in Nemo’s path […]

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Tell Me Something Good. Please!

My Facebook status for today is: So, I am supposed to make the proverbial lemonade when life sends me lemons. Could somebody please inform life that I am one person, not the Minute Maid corporation? I don’t need a semi-truck full of lemons. I’ve had a rough week. One of those times when life spins […]

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