Month: March 2019

hand with pen and computer

How to write 500 words…when you have nothing to say

A writer expresses ideas, experiences, and emotions through words. Under the right conditions, those words might grow into a nonfiction book, a poem, a blog post, or (no pressure) the Great American Novel. In order to complete any of those projects, a writer must transform inspiration into a writing habit. Some days that task is …

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The Best We Could Do-Goodreads Review

After the birth of her child, Thi Bui attempts to form a closer connection with her own parents, refugees of South Vietnam. Her memoir details the history of the Vietnamese conflict as well as the family’s harrowing escape and relocation to the United States. As she learns her parents’ stories, she eventually understands their reticence and the emotional toll extracted by their experiences.

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I Owe You One-Goodreads Review

Sophie Kinsella’s first person heroines are bursting with personality, good intentions, and human foibles. As always I was swept up by Fixie Farr’s hopes, dreams, catastrophes, and triumphs. I cringed, cheered, worried, and laughed. I didn’t want to put the book down!

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pork roast with rosemary sprigs

Comfort Food

A pork roast simmers in my slow cooker as I write. The delicious aroma of rosemary and garlic permeates my condo and tantalizes my taste buds. Concentration becomes more and more difficult as my stomach rumbles and my mouth waters. How will I ever finish this post, or more importantly, wait three hours until dinner? …

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