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[3 Feb 2018 | 4 Comments | ]
Love :: Pegs & Jokers

Six years ago, I wrote about a card game that my husband and I learned from our neighbors that very much became an addiction for us. That post has had more than 1.3 million hits which to me signals there’s a lot of gamers out there like us.
For you, we have a new drug – Pegs and Jokers.
Taught to us by new friends (and also neighbors), Pegs and Jokers is a combination card and board game. If you recall the childhood game Sorry!, the board looks a lot like that. …

Book Reviews, Justice »

[14 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Book Review :: Where Do We Go from Here

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community is the last book Martin Luther King, Jr. penned before his assassination in 1968. It’s a series of essays in which Dr. King addresses the status of the Civil Rights movement, its progress, what has held it back and what he believes it will take to move it forward.
While it was written 50 years ago, I am stunned by how much of his writing is 100% relevant today. Not just because we have much yet to accomplish in the realm of race relations, but …

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[7 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
On Reading :: Book Award Winners

In the last part of 2107, I became much more intentional about what I read. For example, while some would say, “there’s too many good books out there to waste time rereading,” I began to think, “there’s too little time to read bad books, so when in doubt, reread something you know is good.” I think that makes sense.
But I do want to read more new (to me) books that are also good. This is what led to a little exercise putting together a comprehensive list of all the books that …

Book Clubs, Book Reviews, Books »

[2 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Book Review :: Best of 2017

I realize this post is two days late, but since I’m still seeing some residual “Best of 2017” on TV, I decided I’d go ahead with it. Plus, since I’ve already reviewed all my favorite books from this year, it will be quite the easy post to write. Mind you, these are the best books I read in 2017 – not the best books I read published in 2017.
Best Book of 2017 – Rules of Civility
Read my post for more comprehensive thoughts, but I picked this one over the other …

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[13 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Book Review :: A Little Life

Rare is it that I give a book five stars but readily say, this book isn’t for everyone. But I’m saying that with A Little Life. I loved it. Loved it so much. And typically five stars from me means everyone should read it. Not this one.
A Little Life is the story of four men who meet in college and the friendship that grows among them that carries through the next three decades. As the narrative unfolds, the reader understands that Jude, the central figure, is a damaged soul, having …