November 2020 Book Reviews

Yep…you haven’t seen any blog posts for a while….I am recovering from knee replacement surgery and so my previous isolation is quadrupled! Plus, I’m drugged and in pain…so know writing. But I’m recovering now so here goes…all you will see for a couple of weeks are books reviews! The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Thank […]

Book Reviews October 2020

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. I LOVED this book…now I have to go back and re-read Olive Kitteridge, because I know I liked it but it’s been a long time. This book has inspired me to want to write again because of the format….at first I was puzzled, but when I caught on I loved […]

Encouraging the VOTE

I am definitely not a fan of telemarketing calls, spam email or flyers in my mailbox. But being stuck at home, bored, frustrated, overwhelmed…I felt the need to do something to encourage folks to vote. A friend of mine introduced me to VOTE FORWARD, a simple way to participate in urging people to vote. It’s […]

Poetry Club October 2020

  Tece started us off with “On the Fifth Day” by Jane Hirshfield. We were all somewhat speechless after she read the poem….very deep. For some of us it was somewhat religious…modeling after Genesis. It was apropos for the times, and written in March of 2020. Basic themes of silencing the scientists, but of how […]

Interview with Dorothy Robey

I met Dorothy in one of my on-line writers groups, Women Writers, Women’s Books and I was happy when she contacted me to let me know she had just published “Passage of Promise.” Dorothy Robey received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing in November 2018, with honors from Southern New Hampshire University. Her short story, […]

Book Reviews September 2020

Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister. I can’t seem to remember who recommended this one, but I was on a long wait list at the library for the ebook….an interesting premise: a group of women, friends, who are challenged by one of them to do something she picks for them…kind of an individualized act of […]

Poetry Club September 2020

Another fine meeting via ZOOM…..what would we do without the internet? Cindy started us off with another venture into a different form of poetry…the limerick. She taught us a bit about the history and the way one writes a limerick, then challenged us all to write one! She felt it is a good way to […]

Book Reviews August 2020

The Golden Cup by Belva Plain. This is an old one, published in 1986….I always find it kind of interesting, and a bit depressing, when I read books from what doesn’t seem like so very long ago…when I was a young woman…that show women in a dependent light. This story is about Hennie, a Sephardic […]

Poetry Club August 2020

Another ZOOM meeting, we are really getting the hang of it! Today was one of those interesting days when there came to be an underlying theme: the universe of gardens and how those we know (or don’t know) impact our lives. Tece read a Jane Hirshfield poem from the book “Ledger”….the poem was titled “Today, […]

Living With Nature

I live in a fairly rural area, in a house built in the late 70s… aging house. Gradually the local flora and fauna have encroached. Maybe it’s because I have been home so much more this year (well, just like all of you, stuck at home forever!)…but I am really noticing the critters that I […]