Sunday Salon – April 27, 2008

April 27, 2008 9:00 AM A cerulean sky peeking between the branches of the pines greeted me when I woke up this morning. Temperatures are predicted to hit 80 degrees this afternoon – a perfect day for working outside or taking a walk…and maybe I’ll squeeze in some late in the day reading out on…

Weekly Geeks – Week of April 26, 2008

This week is the first week of Dewey’s Weekly Geeks – she is still looking for someone to make a button if any of you are good with that kind of thing. The challenge this week is: Discover New Blogs Week Look through the list of blogs for the participants of Weekly Geeks; find five…

The World Below – Book Review

But what lasts, after all? What stays the same through the generations? Boundaries shift, refugees die or flee with what they can carry, the waters slowly fill in behind the dams, and what was once there is lost forever, except in dreams and memories. – From The World Below, page 268- Sue Miller’s 7th novel…

Weekly Geeks

Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf has come up with a great idea called Weekly Geeks. Here’s the concept: 1. Every week there’ll be a different theme. One week might be “catch up on your library books” week and the next might be “redecorate your blog week” or “organize your challenges” week or…

Jackfish Review Published at Piker Press

My review of Sarah Felix Burns’ novel: Jackfish the Vanishing Village is being published on line this week at the ezine Piker Press.  Why not drop in and read the rest of this week’s edition which is loaded with great short fiction, serialized fiction, photography and more. The Piker Press has a group of talented…

Lost and Found – Book Review

His life is ocean, stick, ball, sand, grass, ride in the truck, sleep by the bed, look deep into the eyes of humans, lure them outdoors, greet them with a burst of joy when they come home, love them. Fill this brief life with more. And more. -From Lost and Found- When Rocky’s husband Bob…

The Lace Reader – Book Review

The Lace Reader must stare at the piece of lace until the pattern blurs and the face of the Seeker disappears completely behind the veil. When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen. In this moment an image will…

Sunday Salon – April 20, 2008

April 20, 2008 Good morning to all the Saloners. I hope you are all curled up reading a good book. I’ve had a wonderful weekend of reading and cooking…and despite the cooler weather, I’ve enjoyed some porch time in the sun here: (Click to Enlarge photo) A couple of weekends ago, I painted that little…

Angle of Repose – Book Review

What interests me in all these papers is not Susan Burling Ward the novelist and illustrator, and not Oliver Ward the engineer, and not the West they spend their lives in. What really interests me is how two such unlike particles clung together, and under what strains, rolling downhill into their future until they reached…