Dear Barnes and Noble: It’s time to think outside the “box” #books #reading #writing #BarnesAndNoble

Dear Barnes and Noble: Pardon the pun. I’ve been reading news stories about you. You’re trying to survive against Amazon. You fired yet another CEO. Let me give you a few ideas. What can a live box store give that an online store can’t? Premium Customer Service. But this can’t be achieved when you’ve just … More Dear Barnes and Noble: It’s time to think outside the “box” #books #reading #writing #BarnesAndNoble

You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books

My Nurse Practitioner recommended this book for PTSD survivors. This could include returning Veterans, victims of crimes, and those abused as children. We have all heard of the “fight or flight” theory of dealing with danger or stress. But I believed there is a third one, “freeze”. When you just don’t know what to do, … More You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books

Writing Muteness

Okay, so its official term is “writer’s block” but since I don’t always feel like running with the crowd, I will call it Muteness. I have dozens of ideas in my head, some of which may hit paper or computer screen in the next few months, I am having trouble getting any of them out. … More Writing Muteness

Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories

If I could tell teenagers today one thing it’s this: High School sucks for everyone. Well, everyone except the Mean Girls and the Jocks. But that’s ok: The Law of Sowing and Reaping (sometimes called “Karma”) will get them. Sometimes it takes decades to catch up, but catch up it will. Don’t make it happen; … More Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories

Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?

I decided to try to live in this century, and bought myself a NOOK. I am cheap (thrifty) by nature, so I went for the inexpensive “Nook Touch.” I went to a class last night at the local library, to learn how to download books from the library. It’s the modern equivalent to borrowing a … More Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?

Jerusalem

  “Pray for the PEACE [shalom / wholeness / prosperity / well-being / safety] of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you (the Holy City). May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces!” — Psalm 122:6-7

There is now a fourth genre for writing

I heard about “4th Genre” and I’m like,  what the heck is that? So I trot off to Google… and find out that there were three: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. Now there is “the fourth” —which is called “creative nonfiction.” Isn’t that kind of like “an embellished memoir in short spurts”???????!!!!!!! From what I have … More There is now a fourth genre for writing

The Gendarme

Book Review: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian. I was walking through the Public Library and the cover of this book jumped out at me. It is a picture of a young woman, and only one side of her face can be seen. The title caught my eye, “The Gendarme.” [ This is because I am addicted … More The Gendarme

What’s the best selling children’s book of all time?

Nope, It’s NOT Harry Potter! It’s a book called The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, copyright 1942. I plunked down 4 bucks the other day and made the investment in this book to study why it was so successful. Here’s a few quick observations: 1. Just about everyone loves puppies. (Except for serial killers, who … More What’s the best selling children’s book of all time?