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Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

1979, Dear Journal, it’s Annie. Moved onto a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, cut off from former life. Almost thirteen and feeling kidnapped by my family, torn from the life I love. Annie - Aboard the Western Star As librarians and readers come across this book, aka my sailing journal, it’s fun to hear their… Continue reading Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

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Quote of the Week – Friends?

Quote from the 1500's ... can you name the author?

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eBook: The Land of Vikings & Trolls

Cody the Cockatrice Series, book 2 is now available! The adventure continues ...

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A dog dreams of sailing

My heart races and my tail nervously wags as I trot along the thing my humans call a dock. This always happens when it’s sunny, there is a nice breeze, and Mom is finished sitting in her office. She gathers a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, her Yeti waterproof pouch for her phone, and walks to… Continue reading A dog dreams of sailing

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If you dream it, do it!

In the early morning hours, the dark night sky fades through several shades of blue lapis, Aegean, spruce, and stone. Then it’s as if a paintbrush magically sweeps several orange swirls of marigold, tangerine, ginger, and apricot across the horizon. Dawn is the sun’s way of stretching, rising, and readying for a new day. Each… Continue reading If you dream it, do it!

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Quote of the Week – Happiness

Don't ruin other people's happiness, just because you can't find your own.

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Quote of the Week – Opportunities

1 year = 365 days of opportunities

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5 STAR Book Review

Once Upon the Rhine by RA Anderson Now that's a 5 STAR book review!

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Balance

Tired all day, she tossed and turned all night with visions of chaos bombarding her mind like missiles from a warship. She couldn’t see any light at the end of a tunnel, nor could she understand that a sunrise symbolized a bright new day. Her eyelids heavy as if filled with lead again, she blinked… Continue reading Balance

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If Pets Could Talk …

Who said they can’t talk? Annie is my father’s service dog and she goes everywhere with him. The special bond that has grown between heart patient and service dog in the past several years is unbelievable. He has stumbled, fallen, and she cried out until someone came to help. He has had several heart arrhythmias,… Continue reading If Pets Could Talk …