Poems (New and Selected) by Ron Rash

I’m a huge fan of Ron Rash’s books and short stories.  When his book titled Poems (New and Selected) arrived at the library, I was thrilled.  I’m trying to read more poetry this… Continue reading

The Fixer by Joseph Finder

I did it again.  I started the thriller, The Fixer by Joseph Finder on Thursday and stayed up far too late.  Thankfully, Friday was my day off.  I’d promised myself I’d stay away… Continue reading

Mary Oliver – Poet

April is National Poetry Month.  I’ve been celebrating by reading a few poetry collections.  About a year and a half ago a friend introduced me to Mary Oliver’s poetry.  Recently, her newest book,… Continue reading

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

All the Single Ladies:  Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister reaffirms a big wish I have for my daughter’s life. First and foremost, I want her to… Continue reading


For most of 2015, I had a hard time concentrating on a book longer than 32 pages.  Finally, in 2016 I admitted depression had taken over my life again.  So I took steps… Continue reading

The Travelers

Do not start this book on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.  Also, if you have plans early Saturday, you probably shouldn’t start this book Friday night. Thankfully, it was waiting for… Continue reading

My Postpartum Mood Disorders – Nine Years Later

Confession Time – Last week the ghosts of October took over my life for four days.  Getting out of bed was a task equal to climbing Mount Everest.  It took all my energy… Continue reading

We Can’t Have an Authentic Experience in April

Figuring out how to live on minimum wage is hard.  We were supposed to start today. I’ve realized I can’t wrap my head around all the barriers myself.  At this point, explaining it… Continue reading


Federal guidelines recommend households spend no more than 30% of their household income on housing and utilities.  At my current salary, I shouldn’t spend more than $858.  My mortgage, tax and insurance are… Continue reading

For a Few Dollars More

A few things converged in the past twenty-four hours.  The result is I’m highlighting an article I read, instead of a book.  At lunch yesterday I read “For a Few Dollars More: Durham… Continue reading