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An ARC Review of “Vesper Flights” by Helen MacDonald

Dr. David E. Russell, Miami University, Dept. of Biology, shows one of the two female Saw-Whet owls to an audience member during a talk on banding owls on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, Nature Center Education Room, Germantown Metropark, Germantown, Ohio. I love exploring gardens and live for bird-watching...especially birds of prey. I remember the first… Continue reading An ARC Review of “Vesper Flights” by Helen MacDonald

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Approaches to treating chronic migraine 4

Fellow migraineur Teri Roberts is an advocate for those with migraine. She's the editorial director of the site Migraine, an excellent resource for those searching for information when seeking treatment for migraine. I am especially thankful of this migraine rock star for one of her suggestions that led me to finally find someone… Continue reading Approaches to treating chronic migraine 4

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A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”

I recommend the book “Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God” by Timothy Keller for readers who seek well-researched, well-thought-out answers about prayer. In my last post, I gave my first impressions: "This is not light reading." I remembered while drafting this review that I had a similar experience with another author I labeled "difficult."… Continue reading A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”


A short chat about active reading

I will call 2020 as my year to learn about what it takes to have a rich prayer life. I do pray often, but I don’t have a prayer routine. Sometimes I am distracted by my mind’s endless list of demands. I want to pray and not just in crisis mode and not out of… Continue reading A short chat about active reading

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Review of “The Governess of Penwythe Hall”

“Fear is a bitter vile enemy – it will rob you of today’s joys and steal your strength to fight for your purpose.”– Elizabeth Abbott, “The Governess of Penwythe Hall” Sarah E. Ladd tipped her hat to the series "Poldark." She picked the location of the Masterpiece drama as the main destination for characters in… Continue reading Review of “The Governess of Penwythe Hall”


Words With Scammers

I love word games and recently have gotten hooked on Words With Friends (WWF) on my Kindle. My strategy as a player has enjoyed some progress. I love when I have a strong opponent. I haven’t been able to play with my Facebook friends though. Every time I try to click on link that takes… Continue reading Words With Scammers


Songs for the journey

I scan between two stations when I drive: KLOVE and Air1 Radio. Both are inspirational, Christian music stations. Dave and I support them financially. We’ve seen the difference the music and messages have made in our lives and in the lives of so many countless others. I’ve noticed trends in topics too – almost like… Continue reading Songs for the journey


Close call

My hubby Dave was settling back into the old routine before his workday that Thursday, Jan. 2. The holidays were over. The trash can and recycling were set out. As he sat down in the driver’s seat of the Escape, he couldn’t catch his breath. I thought he had forgotten something when he came back… Continue reading Close call

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I can have an e-lending library!

I was so excited today to learn that I can loan out books I own on my Kindle. I can have an e-lending library -- Woo-hoo! If you haven't seen this, let me share. Here is a screenshot of one of the books I just reviewed: See in the top line that says "You purchased… Continue reading I can have an e-lending library!