The Helpful Deeds of a Husband

The helpful deeds of my husband always put me in a state of wonder, amazement, laughter, and panic. Oh where do I start to explain his state of being? Let’s start with the laundry. When I was away for several weeks for work I knew my husband could handle the kids and everything else. However, like all smart moms, I called my friend Pam and put her on alert. She knew what I knew, she would be called. The first...

A Fabulous Book- Passing by Nella Larsen

Passing by Nella Larsen is a must read for everyone. It takes place during the Harlem Renaissance. Clare and Irene are childhood friends who lose touch when Clare moves away after her father dies. She is sent to live with her white aunts, who decide Clare is to be white. Clare hides her part black identity, and “passes” as a white woman who eventually marries a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, marries a...

BOOK – Russian Winter

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay follows the story of Nina, a famous Russian ballerina. Nina is now living out her twilight years in Boston and has decided to sell her jewelry to benefit the Boston ballet. The book gives a glimpse into the life of artists and citizens of Russia during the Stalinist period of the 1940’s and 1950’s. It involves ballerinas, poets, love, loss and betrayal. I am a big fan of...

A Great Summer Read – To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal is the perfect summer read novel of unforgettable characters and secrets revealed. It is a love story of what ifs. What if one had married the first love instead of the second? What if one stayed in contact with that love? What if one never moved away? Can one go back to first love? If you go back to the first love, what happens then? One of my favorite quotes from the novel is,...

This is Life!

I just love this picture of my husband and dog. I will let the picture speak for itself. This is life!  

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