Yes... I'm Dating A Divorced Man

“Wouldn’t you rather be with someone with less baggage?” ...more
@wdolderer It sounds like you had a wonderful marriage. I won't have the same sort of ... more

Yes... I'm Dating A Divorced Man

“Wouldn’t you rather be with someone with less baggage?” ...more
@mvl1014 Thanks! I'm a librarian...it's like lesson one for books so why not the same for ... more

Yes... I'm Dating A Divorced Man

“Wouldn’t you rather be with someone with less baggage?” ...more
@NurseBridgid I certainly do! lol Thanks for your comment! more

Yes... I'm Dating A Divorced Man

“Wouldn’t you rather be with someone with less baggage?” ...more
@TheSawhorseRanch my biggest fear is resentment from the kids. They're young now and we all get ... more

Making Play A Priority

I know I've said this but my favorite parts of Kate and David Marshall's My Life Map: A Journal to Help Shape Your Future really were the subject maps. I liked the service map because it made me examine the role charity plays in my life. I liked the learning map because I'm a big nerd....more
I started taking an adult tap class this fall. I haven't danced in over 5 years so when an old ... more

Be The Opposite of You

In Laura Dave's The First Husband the main character, Annie, is advised to be her opposite. She's coming off a break-up and she is inclined to wallow -- something I completely identify with, I must admit. When her friend advised her to do the opposite of what she wanted to do -- to be her opposite, I was intrigued. What would that be like?...more
The opposite side me would be a weird mix of good and bad.  She would be freer and less inclined ... more

Sharing Sensitive Stories on Your Blog

Adventures in Life, Love, and Librarianship has a gorgeous post about why she blogs, and the message that she has received from loved ones telling her not to "over share." These are namely her thoughts about depression or anxiety. I love that she encourages any reader who is receiving a message to not post because "what will people think!" to tune out those voices and write anyway. ...more
It's so comforting to know that some of you blog for the same reason. It is very difficult to ... more

Are You A Dreamer?

It is unsurprising, given the title, that Kim Edwards' novel, The Lake of Dreams, does indeed feature many dreams. It contains both the dreams we make consciously and those that find us in our sleep....more
I am both a day dreamer and a sleep dreamer. I had a doozie of a dream last night that featured ... more

The Magic of Glass

As I read Kim Edwards The Lake of Dreams I was intrigued by Keegan's character in general, but especially his profession in glass working. I've always thought that stained glass and glass sculptures were fascinating. ...more
I don't have much experience with stained glass, at least not outside of seeing it in church, ... more

Do You Act From Love?

In Kim Edwards The Lake of Dreams, Lucy often comes off as angry and harsh. She's obviously unhappy but she's not really sure why. As a reader you question the motivations behind her actions -- is she acting out of love? Or from anger?...more
I didn't really understand Lucy's motivations either, which is why I had such a problem with ... more