So this time of year I am buried neck deep in tax returns. I love taxes, really, but ten days out from the deadline and the bloom is no longer on the rose. I don’t really have time for breaks at work except to run next door for lunch to go. I think I am… Read More Need A Little Humor
Frequently I trade book recommendations with clients. It’s one of the fun parts of busy season, taking five minutes away from the numbers to chat about our favorite reads of the year. I don’t always have the same taste and sometimes our politics or interests are polar opposites, but the recommendations that challenge me are… Read More She Did What?!
I love the Olympics. It is the only time I organize my life around what is on TV. I would watch it 24/7 if I didn’t have to work and sleep and otherwise support the lifestyle to which I am accustomed. After two weeks of constant watching, it’s a long two years until the next… Read More The Thrill of Victory
We have been in a bit of a freeze the past few weeks here in the upper Midwest and I understand the rest of the US is abnormally cold. My home state of NH may see 100 below zero including the wind chill atop Mt. Washington, that breaks any MN records. Going outside this time… Read More Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Yesterday morning, sitting at my daughter’s kitchen table, listening to the cat sing the songs of his people and the dogs wrestle on the couch, ear cocked for noise from her toddler, eyes bleary from lack of decent sleep and too much needlework, I had an epiphany: it was the first of the month. The… Read More The Books Of Life
I had the distinct pleasure of taking a road trip last month. It was glorious- approximately 3,400 miles of me, the road, and my audiobooks. I was away from family responsibilities here and heading toward a two types of family visits there (parents and sister for one and my Star family for the other). In… Read More Family? Which Family?
My love affair with the romance novel started at age 14 and, decades later, I rarely stray from that when reading fiction. Sometimes, though, books are well-recommended or friends are so persuasive that I decide to venture out of my HEA world. In doing so I have discovered some books that I just adore, even… Read More You Want Me to Read What?!