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“Sometimes a Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… Some… who so worry about the next world, they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird A friend …

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Book Review: Riveting Suspense – How I’ll Kill You

This is a book that I just finished reading, thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. Other than the books I read for Lone Star Literary Life, I don’t often finish a book and feel this compelled to write a review. But here goes. I hope you enjoy reading the review, and if …

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Countries in Mourning

Twenty-one years ago today, terrorism hit the United States in the biggest attack ever. That was long enough ago that some people have let memories fade, others have no memory of the attacks at all. But like other horrific incidents in history, 9/11 should not be forgotten. From the website History.com, is this brief overview: …

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The Blessings of Friendships

What would we do without our friends? Next to family members who’ve been so good to me during my lifetime, I’ve treasured my friends the most. Ones I’ve known for a ages and used to see in person a lot many moons ago – before my move and COVID and all the aches and pains …

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Book Tour- Creatrix Rising By Stephanie Raffelock

CREATRIX RISINGAUDIOBOOK Written & Narrated bySTEPHANIE RAFFELOCKNonfiction / Self Help Memoir / Aging & LongevityPublisher: Narrating Sound ** February 22, 2022Length: 4 hours, 43 minutes SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! Ever since Eve was banned from the garden, women have endured the oftentimes painful and inaccurate definitions foisted upon them by the patriarchy. Maiden, mother, and crone, representing …

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

C.S. Lewis was a great philosopher and writer, often quoted with good reason. He had a good mind and a way with words that are inspiring and sometimes a challenge to a current way we may be thinking. His essays on religion were often part of academic scholarship, and sometimes controversial. The following words of …

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Despicable: To Be or Not to Be

It’s true. I really am turning into the same kind of curmudgeon as my grandfather who used to throw his slippers at the TV or radio when there was some news item that stirred his ire, as well as a few chosen words. That’s the way I’ve felt too often in the last few years …

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BookTour: Code of Silence

CODE OF SILENCE Sexual Misconduct by Federal Judges, the Secret System that Protects Them, and the Women Who Blew the WhistleBy LISE OLSEN Nonfiction / True Crime / Metoo / The CourtsPublisher: Beacon Press **** 288 pages Publication Date: August 9, 2022 (paperback) Code of Silence tells the story of federal court employee Cathy McBroom, …

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Playing Games in Politics

Just stop making everything in a political campaign about winning and gaining power, while ignoring the benefit of having people in Congress who have integrity, strength of character, something resembling a moral compass, and a willingness to work with others in government to get things done in Washington. After listening to the Daily Podcast on …

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