10 of my most UN-favourite things

A recent post by Catherine Summers on her Not Dressed As Lamb blog, got me thinking about those things in life that I absolutely could live without. I shared Catherine’s antipathy toward Harry Potter, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas, tattoos, and a few other things, but there are a few of my own worth mentioning. Perhaps you share my intense dislike of: Non-signalers: Sometimes…

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Yearning for the Sound of Silence

Paul Simon was on to something all those years ago. Every time I hear his 1965 song “The Sound of Silence” the lyrics still touch me with their poetic and magical eloquence: “When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, that split the night, and touched the sound of silence.” More than fifty-six years later I find I’m craving silence more than…

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Antarctic expedition is suspenseful, educational, and fascinating

Are you in the mood for an adventure? How about joining an expedition in search of the south pole in Antarctica? Make it even more intriguing by attempting the trip in the year 1897. That’s the beauty of books. Thanks to author Julian Sancton’s Madhouse at the End of the Earth , we can join the crew of Norwegian, Belgian, Danish, French and other nationalities on…

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COVID brain strikes again . . . and again, this time in the kitchen!

Using a bread machine to bake bread is as easy as ordering books on Amazon. You simply toss your ingredients into the bin and press “Start” or in the case of Amazon, “Place Order”. I’m not like my friend Terry who spends two days baking wonderful sourdough or walnut bread from a homemade starter. While I admire her creativity and her stamina, I’m not that…

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