A Death in my Patience

March 6th, 2013

Image of book coverLast night I finished A Death in the Family wherein author James Agee’s prose perfectly describes what characters are thinking and saying – I just wish they’d had less to think and say. In Death someone well loved is lost (no duh, right?) and the realization of that loss is felt by everyone in the tight-knit circle of friends and family. Some are confused, others disappointed, and still more feel the only way they can go on is through relentless prayer.

And when I say relentless, I mean it. The prayers go on and on for what felt like, and could’ve been, pages. Read the rest of this entry »

Stress Free Living

March 5th, 2013

image of the author sharing great ideasFor those of you that know me, you are aware that there are few things I care more about than my gorgeous skin. While I don’t think it terrible to have skin imperfections – I mean we can’t help our genes, can we – I do think it terrible to not do everything you can to protect and preserve it. It is our biggest organ, you know.

What is the best thing you can do for your skin? Avoid stress! Stress leads to grey, troubled and, god forbid, wrinkled skin. This may more directly have lack of sleep to blame but for yours truly I sleep like the dead when I am stress free. Stress, and lack of sleep, can also make one short-spirited, demented, and boring. Need I even say it? That is not for me. Read the rest of this entry »

Tragically Finished

August 16th, 2012

Last weekend I finished Gone with the Wind for the fifth time, but the first in 25 years. Until now, I’d thought Gone with the Wind was a romance but I’ve come to realize it is actually a tragedy. So much terrible stuff happens in this book and I’m not just talking about Scarlett’s lack of personal insight.

Gone with the Wind is a story about the end of a civilization. One that was magical for some, less so for others. Read the rest of this entry »