The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

19 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I’ll start by saying I thought this book was okay, but that’s about it. I wasn’t particularly impressed. I did, however, enjoy the little bits of historical detail tossed into a story that otherwise only marginally grabbed my attention. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is […]

Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson

18 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I bought Freedom Summer months before I read it. The reviews were good. I expected it to be a decent read, but I dreaded it. I read it because I thought I ought to, not because I wanted to. This is about something that happened in […]

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

17 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Alice I Have Been is a fictional account of the life of Alice Liddell, the real little girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Benjamin has taken some liberties with the life of Alice Liddell, but the major events — births, marriages, deaths, friendships, controversies — are […]

Pretty as a Peach #photoaday #project365

111 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Mended. I had some sort of reasoning worked out for why this could be “mended.” The rain “mended” the spirits of the peach tree, which in turn “mended” my own spirits, and so forth. But then I thought, “Who am I to judge?” Find your own way to […]

Humanity Prevails #photoaday #project365

110 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Humanity. Crane for Hope #56. Everywhere in the world there is bad news and more bad news, but the human spirit always finds a way back to hope and to love and some form of grace. In 1950, William Faulkner said as part of his Nobel Prize acceptance […]

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood #photoaday #project365

109 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — I have never shot one of these before. I’ve never shot a tilt shift before. I still haven’t. I don’t own a tilt shift lens. I used www.tiltshiftmaker.com to edit this. I’ve also never shot from this vantage point before. I was on the third floor of a […]

Eggcentric #photoaday #project365

107 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Starts with E. My mother made eggs and toast like this sometimes when I was a child. She cut the center out of the bread and pan-fried it with the egg dropped into the hole. I haven’t had one of these in years, and I don’t think it […]