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Finally, summer has arrived! What better way to celebrate than a day at the beach with James Patterson’s Sam’s Letters to Jennifer!  Although this book has been out for years, I had never read it because I thought it would be too predictable and sentimental....

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When I watched my son leave for college, I felt a familiar twinge of fear, a little palpitation, a skipped beat of panic.  I had always been the one to move on, the one who declared independence, demanded freedom, and moved from home to jobs...

Poem: Is There a Nurse in the House? It’s the nurse who answers when your suffering is unbearable, when you’re tired, troubled, or tormented. Your family has gone home; it’s the nurse who remains, a guardian of your pain. Home is here for now, where only the drugged or...

President Carter's recent recollections in Faith are refreshing and make for very peaceful reading.  Just loved reading about the Plains Baptist Church events and the quiet activities of church, Sunday dinners and rural life.  President Carter's humble approach to overcoming all the obstacles in his...

   Rough Day   Assaulted at birth, a strike stings me awake From then on like a baseball on a leash, tethered to a post I am flung across time, bruised by each blow, wounded but still connected.   How many failures do I hide? Each one buried in a dormant garden Where no...

Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli start a new life in America which is, predictably, both alienating and empowering . The story is narrated from an omniscient perspective which really detracts from the immediacy of the experiences of this immigrant family. However, the book redeems itself in its honest depiction...

Poem: Is This Us? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is Us, a new show, all slurpy and sloppy, grins slathered like marmalade, all over everything. Even cancer comes with epiphanies and revelations. This is Us, about us?  I ask, He stares at the screen. Texas Hold’em, the river; He dives in as I float by, waiting,...