Category Archives: Blog Improvement Project

My Week . . .

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by to check out my week. I read two good ones this week – one to complete a series – so far – and one to start a new series.  Here’s what I read: The … Continue reading

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I Need a Challenge That Will Push Me

I’ve become lazy or bored or whatever about my blog lately. I’m having a hard time motivating myself. The thing is, I know that I’m a better blogger when I have a nice backlog of posts to fall back on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings for Healthy Food in Three Easy, Empowering Days

There’s something enticing about a book on health that promises a makeover in a few short days. I’m a sucker for it. When I saw the title for this book, The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings for Healthy Foods in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arrangement

Author: Mary Balogh Publisher: Dell, August 2013 I’m always embarrassed to show covers like this one. “For goodness sake,” I say, “You’re in public. Button up your shirt!” If I were reading this out in public, that picture would be … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

Joyfully Retired and I are experiencing a shutdown of both internet service and cell phone service. It’s the weirdest thing. They are not related. They just happened within hours of each other. The shutdown of our cellphone service is the … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #174

Thanks for checking on the new words I found in my reading. My words, again, come from My Antonia by Willa Cather. This is finally the last of the list. Here they are: 1.  hectoringly: “Maybe you lose a steer and learn … Continue reading

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Go Jayhawks!!

My alma mater just had an unbelievable win over North Carolina! CONGRATULATIONS and On to THE FINAL FOUR

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Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World

Author: Doc Hendley Publisher: Avery, January 5, 2012 Genre: Memoir My Rating: B Summary (from the publisher): The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who’s changing the world through clean water. Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. … Continue reading

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It’s the Day To Celebrate Fools

I’ve always loved April Fools Day. Playing pranks on fellow students or collegues has always been fun. I especially love it when young children try to get in on the act. A four or five-year-old’s awakening sense of humor is … Continue reading

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