Book Reviews, Personal updates

Cesar’s Way

Cesar's Way -- by Cesar Millan, with Melissa Jo Peltier:  This is an excellent book on understanding dogs and how to correct their behavior problems. Cesar Millan has a natural gift and rapport with dogs, and his love for them shows throughout the pages of this book. He does a lot of work with problem… Continue reading Cesar’s Way

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Puppy Update

Today I thought I’d give you another puppy update. Rocky (a West Highland Terrier) is now seven and a half months old. He’s over the biting stage, and he now goes to the door and barks to go outside and pee. Yeah!!!! You can’t believe how happy I am about that! He knows quite a… Continue reading Puppy Update

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Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is coming to Boston! AAAAAAHHHHH! I have to go! I must go! To back up, Robin McKinley will be the guest of honor at Boskone, a Science Fiction Convention in Boston on February 13-15, 2015. You know how you fantasize about meeting your favorite authors? I mean, when I was a child and… Continue reading Robin McKinley

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The Kiss of a Stranger

Crispin, Lord Cavratt doesn’t believe in true love. It seems that every young woman and her mother pursuing him is after his money and title, and he has become jaded. While he walks in the garden with one of those grasping females, she goads him, saying that he probably doesn’t even know how to kiss.… Continue reading The Kiss of a Stranger

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Summer Fun

My house is full of people. My sister K and her friend A are here, visiting from Canada. Also, my daughter M and her husband are here from Missouri, and my other daughter L and her husband are coming tonight.  We’ve had lot of fun this past week. Meals have lasted longer because everyone is… Continue reading Summer Fun

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Stories from a Father

When my sister and I moved to our new foster home, we had no idea how much our lives would change. We came with a lot of problems that stemmed from the destructive home life we had survived. Now we were finally in a stable environment with a family that loved each other and extended… Continue reading Stories from a Father

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Seeking Persephone

Seeking Persephone, by Sarah M. Eden, is a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ story, but it is also an interesting twist on the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. Set in the Regency England of 1805, the story builds within the confines of the English customs of that time. Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from… Continue reading Seeking Persephone