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Dirty Little Smart Phones

In our modern age, our cell phones have become like appendages: where we go, they follow...

Half way thru the Alphabet

The End of the Alphabet is a small book, a short book, really more the length of a novella. I'm at J. It's a very different read. The pace is restlessly fast, as is the time Ambrose Zephyr has left on the earth. One month....

Bringing Our Hands Together

Welcome to Free-For-All-Friday, that beloved blog day in which I often digress from the book the LOL is currently reading to discuss anything else I feel like chatting about. And today I'm talking strangers meeting over words and wishes...

So Long, Something Fierce

We gathered, we talked. We cozied up on Cindy's couch. We sipped wine and sampled delicious food. Another great night at book club. I arrive hungry. No dinner for me on LOL nights. The food and drink is always so delectable, I make a monster meal...

Something Fierce…bittersweetly funny

Last day I wrote how Carmen Aguirre's mother upset me with her selfish refusal to leave her girls behind, where they would be safe with their father in Vancouver, dragging them instead to South America to become indoctrinated in the revolutionary movement. Of course she...

Feeling Funky about Fierce Mother…

Right from the start, Carmen Aguirre's memoir, Something Fierce, captures the reader's attention with its fascinating premise: a young  Chilean refugee leaves the safety of her Canadian homeland to travel back to Chile with her revolutionary mother and step father. Told in everyday language, blunt...

Starting Something Fierce

Author, Carmen Aguirre In our first season the Ladies on Literature read only one non-fiction book: Open by Andre Agassi.  Now into our second season, we're reading nothing but! We started with my selection, Wild,  by Cheryl Strayed and now we're onto Cindy W's selection, Something...

17 Sep
Chicken, Red Grape & Pesto Pizza

Chicken, Red Grape, & Pesto Pizza This pizza is sooo delicious, easy to make, looks utterly impressive and--you'll never believe--is light too! Yes, indeed, the recipe (and photo) is courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine, Readers' Top-Rated Recipes (October 2011). I used to subscribe to Cooking Light  (cookinglight.com.)...

Wild is Really Wonderful…& Hopeful Too

Thank-you, Ladies on Literature! I hosted the inaugural meeting of the 2nd season at my home Wednesday night. While we were a small group of seven (half of our members were absent), we engaged in one of the most meaningful discussions we've ever experienced. And it's because...

Cheryl Strayed & Elizabeth Gilbert…Whoa-as-me but Winning Writers

Tonight we talk "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Yes, it's LOL's first meeting of our second season, chez moi! I'm so looking forward to seeing most of the Ladies on Literature and to discussing this well written memoir. Overall I enjoyed it. But like a number...