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Selling a Piece of Paradise July 22, 2017

I have to sell a little piece of paradise, and I’m hoping you will help me.  I mean, I don’t have to have to, I’m not a desperate seller, but it doesn’t make sense for me to hang on to it.  Way back in 2007, about 15 minutes before the housing bubble burst, my husband…

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Book Review — the Magicians July 21, 2017

The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy) “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman is an adult story of wizards and wizarding, and is the basis for the series on the SyFy channel (which I haven’t seen.) While comparisons to Harry Potter are inevitable, there are more nods to Narnia in the book, and it really stands on…

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BOOK REVIEW — A Gentleman in Moscow July 14, 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles is one of those beautiful books that, when you are finished, make you want to clutch it to your chest and close your eyes and sigh. The simple plot belies its profundity. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov lives under house arrest in Moscow…

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Day Drinking as a Public Service July 9, 2017

My husband and I have had a long standing argument about whether or not I am a cheap date.  He swears I am.  I wasn’t convinced.  The problem, I joked, was that he was comparing my normal human metabolism to his, which resembles that of a hummingbird.  The man lives on Skittles and Jamocha shakes…

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Book Review: Finding My Badass Self July 7, 2017

Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares I was given an ‘advance reader copy’ of “Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares” by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley in exchange for an honest review. I do this kind of thing often, mostly because my desire for free books outweighs my desire for,…

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Customer No-Service July 2, 2017

Customer No-Service I work in a law office.  And, working in a law office, we get more calls from the jail than your average business that isn’t a bail bondsman might.  In fact, getting calls from the jail is a pretty important part of our business, what with there being a whole part of the…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR — Scent of the Past June 30, 2017

Scent of the Past “Scent of the Past,” by Erin Marie Bernardo combines the genres of chick-lit and historical fiction, with the sci-fi element of time travel for an entertaining read. Note: This book was provided to me by the good folks at Books and the Bear in exchange for an honest review. Addison and…

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Ghost Tour June 25, 2017

Why take a tour when you can take a ghost tour? I found myself in Savannah, GA for a work conference and, because this sort of thing is what passes for a vacation for my family, I dragged them all along.  They entertained themselves during the day while I was being educated but at night…

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I Hate My Son June 18, 2017

It’s probably wrong on a fundamental level for me to be so insanely jealous of my own child that I kind of hate him a little bit.  Jacob, whose friends are clearly of a higher quality than my own, is currently touring Italy and France with a friend of his and her family.  I’m not…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Job June 16, 2017

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop “The Job” by Steve Osborne is a memoir by a retired New York City police officer, and it really is a must-read to understand the challenges and dangers faced by police officers. My husband is a retired police officer from metro Atlanta,…

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