Welcome Wally!

https://spark.adobe.com/video/Hkx-Kj9u/embed I am someone who occasionally goes off the deep end where things of the heart are concerned. A year ago when we made the decision to start saving a down payment and buy a house here in Florida, we made out a wish list of wants and needs. To some it might seem odd…

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

The Other Einstein: A Novel by Marie Benedict My rating: 4 of 5 stars Historical fiction provides the dangerous temptation to take fiction as fact. With this story, it is very easy to vilify Albert Einstein as the adulterous, abusive, and cut-throat man of brilliance he is perceived to be in The Other Einstein. After…

Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth by Guinnevere Shuster

Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth by Guinnevere Shuster My rating: 4 of 5 stars Imagine if dogs who have been discarded by their original owners, yet desperately want a furever home are given a photo shoot by a professional and their glam shots shared with potential owners? That is exactly what happened when the…

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith My rating: 2 of 5 stars My little and I read this story together. She is nine years old and picked it out herself. She seemed to like it well enough. The thought of a kid eating too much chocolate and getting caught in a dangerous adventure when he…

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some things scare the hell out of me if I think about them too much. One of those things is greed and what would happen if we as a society stopped seeing each other as human beings, but instead really focused on…

The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary A. Haugen My rating: 3 of 5 stars If we don’t know that a problem exists, then it is impossible to ever fix it. Most people know that millions of people around the world are suffering in poverty. What is…

A Lesson in Hope by Philip Gulley

A Lesson in Hope: A Novel by Philip Gulley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sam, the good natured Quaker pastor, may have moved away from Harmony but I am so happy that his story lives on and that several of the characters from the past are traveling with him on this new adventure. This…

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber My rating: 4 of 5 stars An angel named Harry has finally received an earthly assignment to help Addie, who is deeply troubled. The bumps he encounters along the way keep the plot moving at a quick pace in this light hearted fun read. This story is a wonderful way…

Garden of Lights

Last night my husband and I enjoyed an evening at Heathcote Botanical Garden in Ft. Pierce, FL. The Garden of Lights is a an annual event to offer the public the opportunity to view this beautiful garden at night and enjoy a collection of botanical themed lights. The light displays were gorgeous. Being a plant…

Christmas in the Caribbean

One of the things I love the most about being a proud card carrying member of the Treasure Coast Parrot Head Club is their motto of “Party With a Purpose”. Giving should be a joyful experience, and one that makes our community stronger and a happier place to live. This past weekend was so much…