A Midwest Mystery “Untold”

February 16, 2018 No Comments

Just wanted to let readers know about a talented local writer from Missouri, Tammy Witherspoon.  Tammy’s first book, “Untold”, is a fascinating well written read.  I’m not sure where Tammy grew up, but I grew up in the very area where this story is based, between Lake of the Ozarks and the small town of […]


Tamale Making with Karla

February 4, 2018 1 Comment

Karla is a friend that I met on moving to Florida.  Her country of origin is Nicaragua but coincidentally she has lived in my home state of Missouri for a number of years and taught at University of Central Missouri where I also attended classes (many many years ago!).  For those of you who love […]


The Lesson of Waterski Girl Wonder

January 20, 2018 No Comments

I have been wanting to share this book with readers for some time.  But now have the opportunity to work with the author to offer this book to you! This is an essential read for anyone who thinks the pitfalls of life cannot be overcome!  Shellie Blum, the author, is a testament to how to […]


Why I Love Habitat Restore

January 12, 2018 No Comments

One of my favorite places to shop is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  The beauty of being retired is I can browse new items anytime I am within a couple of miles of the store.  Good news is I live  only 10 miles from the store…..So lots of opportunities!  The store in our town […]


Belonging and Standing Alone

January 9, 2018 No Comments

Just finished reading Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown.  Highly recommend this read and here’s why. Brene Brown is not only a very insightful PhD with a wealth of research findings to support her theories, but she presents them in easy to digest, thought-provoking, real life examples.  This book is not all stuffy or pompous. Check out […]