Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Carl's Soup


I saw a famous man eating soup.
I say he was lifting a fat broth
Into his mouth with a spoon.
His name was in the newspapers that day
Spelled out in tall black headlines
And thousands of people were talking about him.

When I saw him,

He sat bending his head over a plate
Putting soup in his mouth with a spoon.

Carl Sandburg

Monday, December 12, 2016

Midnight Mustard

So a doctor once told me that if you have leg or foot cramps to eat mustard.  However, he neglected to tell me one thing.  So as I stood in front of the open refrigerator door at 4:00 in the morning, I pondered the following, Dijon or Spicy Brown?

Monday, November 28, 2016


"The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on."

-- Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Today's Paradox -- Don't Forget to Vote Tomorrow

Between the Internet, phone calls, emails, signage, social media, TV, radio, mailers . . . . . . . Seriously, how on earth could I?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Article for Writers! 3 Powerful Tools

Want to write better?  Time to look into Headline Analyzer, Hemingway and Grammerly.  Who knew?  Obviously not me.  I will definitely be checking into these tools.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

New Book by Nevada Barr May 17th - "Boar Island"

Do you like mysteries?  Do you like National Parks?  Well, if you like both, then you may be a Nevada Barr fan and don't even know it!  May 17th marks the release date of her latest book "Boar Island", the 19th in her Anna Pigeon series.  While my husband has read several of her works, I have only read a couple so far, "Deep South", taking place in the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, being my favorite of the two.  But with her latest book, Nevada promises to take you to the small island off the coast of Acadia National Park in Maine.  I wonder what predicament the park ranger, Anna Pigeon, has in store for her this time . . . . .

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quote of the Day from Albert Einstein!

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

—"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity'" LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64
Albert Einstein

Monday, April 4, 2016

Kathleen Grissom's Newest Book Arrives Tomorrow!

Some of you may have read The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, and if you did, and enjoyed it as much as myself, you will be excited to hear that her newest novel, Glory Over Everything (which happens to be a continuation of her first success -- yeah!), arrives tomorrow.  Reviews that I have seen so far are extremely positive. Can't wait to dive into this one!

For more on Kathleen Grissom, check out her website at http://kathleengrissom.com/.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

I do not have respect for you who takes advantage of the soul that is kind and giving, for it is you who takes such liberties that becomes the ultimate fool.

C.C. Franklin

Monday, January 11, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Saw this on the Forbes website and loved it:

"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.  The question is:  What are we busy about?"

-- Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, January 2, 2016

First Book of the Year! A Separate Peace

So I have decided to start my first book of the new year with a classic, A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles.  Yes, I know, it's an oldie (published in 1959), and was required reading for many students, however it is a book that I have never read. Although published as a work of fiction, there seems to be circulating murmurs about how much truth is actually revealed in this writing and whether the character of Finny was actually based on a friend of Knowles.  Truth or not, reviews appear to be that many become emotionally affected by this book -- either loving it, or conversely, hating it.  So, I figure that since it is a relatively short read, what do I have to lose?

Happy Reading Everyone!