5 Star Fridays · Fiction · Reader's Advisory

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

Had enough of the media’s looping dirge of dismal US political news but still love the intrigue of cut-throat power-struggles? Do you relish stories that chronicle family sagas, tragedy, romance, and political intrigue all in a historical setting? If yes to any of those questions, my Five Star Friday recommendation is Isabel Allende’s first novel,… Continue reading The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

Reader's Advisory

How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh

There are very few spiritual leaders who can communicate with the simplicity and succinctness of Thich Nhat Hanh. As wise as the Dalai Lama is, I’ve only been able to really understand one of the books he’s written and I think that was because he had a co-author. It seems like he contemplates this stuff… Continue reading How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Since 1968, the contributions Hispanics have made to the growth and culture of North America have been celebrated in the US. First it was a week-long observance, then President Reagan expanded the celebration to the entire month.  September was chosen since many nations declared independence in this month: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and… Continue reading National Hispanic Heritage Month

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

It’s New Title Tuesday and you will not want to miss Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty. I waited anxiously for the July release as I have been a fan since I first discovered her a few years ago.  The Australian born author writes what she knows – parenthood, womanhood, friendship, marriage, and the gravity and humor embedded in ordinary… Continue reading Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

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Navigating the Stormy Seas of Medicare

This coming Tuesday, September 27 from 6 to 7:30pm/ Are you in a fog about Medicare? Do concerns about healthcare costs in retirement loom like a thunderstorm on the horizon? Are you curious about which direction to steer your Medicare ship on the waves of retirement? Then join us for this free workshop. The Burgmann Insurance… Continue reading Navigating the Stormy Seas of Medicare