Blindness by Jose Saramago

By Wendy Reyes for recently read a book called Blindness by Jose Saramago, a strong fictional story about a contagious epidemic making everyone exposed becoming blind. And it got me thinking about the privilege of our senses. If you close your eyes, would you still identify the sound of the rain? The intensity of the thunders and lightning. The smell of the earth getting wet with the rain....more

The Write Spot, with Author Jillian Dagg

It's time for another edition of The Write Spot, a bi-weekly author series spotlighting the many and varied places where writers write. For this ninth edition, I'm delighted to welcome Canadian romance author Jillian Dagg, who's going to jump right in and tell us about her life as a writer....more

5 Things I Learned from Danielle Fishel’s Memoir

Danielle Fishel’s memoir is super funny and a very quick read! You could probably knock this book out in a day or two, but it took me about a week because I do most of my reading at 11 pm right until my eyelids give out on me. Nevertheless, I did finish this book! And here are some of my favorite moments:...more

Magelica's Voyage Book Series Review

Magelica's Voyage Book Series Review ...more

Better in the Morning, a novel by Fern Ronay

Coming Spring 2016.                    ...more

Hawaiian burgers

Just wanted to let you know that I tried the Hawaiian Burgers and they were fantastic. My husband wanted to put mayo, ketchup, and mustard. Then he asked if he should try it without the extra condiments. I asked him how he liked it, he responded that he like it, and he got up and made another one....more

The Hillary Paradox: Q&A With Editor Joanne Bamberger

Does the mere mention of the name Hillary Clinton turn you into a gushing fan girl? Or does it make you grind your teeth? When it comes to the only female Democratic presidential candidate, there's no shortage of opinions. Joanne Bamberger, whom many in the BlogHer community may know as PunditMom, has been closely following the former Secretary of State and First Lady since her 2008 bid for the White House and has edited an anthology of 28 essays by women who span the political spectrum....more
She's been in politics a long time and so we can see her warts. Well, I'll take them. She will ...more

Are You an Optimist?

Boreal Forest Trail...more

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