Our book this month was our own Novel Women. The support from the rest of our book club has been incredible. Women working and helping each other to be the best they can be. So inspiring!
At our last book club, I looked across the table and smiled. Each one of these lovely women brings something unique to our group, and I marvel at our differences and similarities and how we’ve blended over the years to become this reassuring place where our secrets are safe, and our spirits are lifted. Seasoned […]
I vividly remember nuclear survival drills in grammar school in the 1960’s. The drills began when I entered kindergarten and continued until sometime in seventh or eighth grade. As we got older, it became a time to break the monotony of the day with a little movement and unabashed teasing of whoever looked the silliest […]
One of the benefits of NJ country living is the abundance of local farms. We may have traffic challenges from Labor Day to Halloween which force us to devise detours and to postpone weekend errands, but it is fun having so many apple orchards, cider mills, corn mazes, hay rides, pick-your-own fields, and petting zoos […]
Another year of joyous reading! What could be better? I love to hear how an author creates his or her novel. Some of these stories are as good as the book itself. At the annual Morristown Festival of Books held on Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, I got a chance to listen to […]
Wedded Bliss. Growing up in the 1960’s I viewed marriage as something easy and gentle, like what I saw on The Donna Reed Show or Father Knows Best. Although my parents certainly didn’t have that vibe going on. As a young child I kept trying to get them to watch the TV show and learn […]
Stories. It’s all about the stories. They enhance our lives, help us when we’re down, show us we’re not alone, make our hearts race for pleasure or pain or fear. They come in all styles and genres – no matter what you fancy. Some send shock waves through the universe and others make a small […]
Is it nobler to read only books made from paper? Or are the nuts and bolts of outrageous gadgetry the way to go! That is the question that has plagued me for years. Should I finally break down and buy a Kindle? Oh, but to give up my precious books! Reading is my passion! I […]