Rubbing Stones

Somewhere in the US, a teenaged boy gets enticed into trouble by his girlfriend and winds up in jail, almost hurting his younger brother in the process. Their mother, Jane, who is a psychiatry professor and married to a politician, books an African trip that will take them rafting and on to a clinic –…

Half Dozen

At press time, I’ve read almost 60 books so far in 2017. This year, in addition to tracking my reading on Goodreads (click to follow), I have a reading journal (that I haven’t been updating regularly but plan to get back to someday) and an Excel file on my computer where I record lots of…

3 Things That Might Surprise You About What I Did This Weekend

Maybe you know me. Maybe you only think you know me. Either way, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, some of what I tell you that I did this weekend might surprise you. Here goes. I preached a sermon. Okay, so technically, I was only supposed to do a stewardship presentation during the ladies day program…

Boot Season

Yes it’s Spring, and summer will soon be upon us but in NYC it’s really always boot season. Ankle booties that is. Rain boots are most appropriate right now because it’s been raining on and off for a couple weeks but even during the warmer summer months, we spend a lot of our time indoors,…

Have you clicked these links?

It means a lot to me that you are, right now, reading my blog, and indicating that you enjoy what I post here. Every now and then, I like to share with you some of the things that inspire, entertain and humor me too. Here are a few of the sites that I’ve been visiting often in recent…

42

Including today, there are 42 days left in 2016. I’m sorry if I’m scaring you with these posts. That’s not the intent. For me, the countdown helps keep me reminded of a timeline I established to work on some goals and helps me focused on the immediacy of taking action. If this year has taught me anything,…

Just Some Of The Women Who Changed The World

Science is objective but a book about female scientists can be quite subjective. This book might be even more subjective than most. Headstrong is a compilation of biographies of 52 women who changed Science – and the world, while they were at it. All were women who made great contributions to their field of medicine,…

Free French Lessons and Cocktails at Le Carmen

There are countless ways to learn French. One way is to read an easy novel (novelette) about a bilingual girl who moves from London to France for a job; for a free French lesson, you can parrot the French phrases she inserts into her conversation, order the foods she eats at the cafes she frequents…

Have A Nice Guilt Trip

Tales of adult diaper rash! Really? Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline seemed determined to bare all, literally, in this book co-written with her daughter, Francesca. I had high expectations for a book written by the author of over 14 bestselling novels. A book of essays is clearly a different genre but doesn’t genius transcend categories? The premise…

Giveaway In Honor Of International Women’s Day

Friday GIVEAWAYS are back!( deadline extended to Monday, March 10th) Spring is almost here and besides the hardcore few who ran through snow and rain and sleet (like the Post Office workers), others of us are looking forward to warmer weather to get back out there. But whether you’ve been running consistently or you’re planning…