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Writing a novel is hard, writing short reflections about my many passions is easier for some reason. I think it is because the writing flows from my heart rather than my head.

Let It Snow – As Long As You Have A Good Book

Thankfully we are on the edge of terrible weather, able to stay inside warm and dry. There is a white world visible through the windows, branches dipped in ice, weighed down and oddly shape. The bones of the garden are … Continue reading

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Giving Books For Christmas – Part One

This is a disclaimer before getting to the heart of the matter. I bought my first book of the Season on line from Amazon taking advantage of a discount and free shipping. Three days later the book arrived: The Triumph of … Continue reading

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Memories of Being Read To As a Little Girl

One of my favorite artists -Jessie Wilcox Smith See my Pinterest Collection of Children’s Illustrations I miss being read to. I know there are books on tape, but it isn’t the same as sitting at the breakfast room table listening … Continue reading

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Blue Moon With a Dream of My Own

We stood on the front porch of ‘The Cottage for Two,’ and looked for the  blue moon imagining others from around the world who wanted to see the scientific wonder of two full moons in one month.  That was not … Continue reading

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Celebrating The 4th of July Then – Now

As we celebrate the 4th of July this year,  I close my eyes and think of the parades I watched over the years that took place along Central Street in Evanston, IL. where I grew up. There were years of … Continue reading

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Again

I wrote about this wonderful series at the end of February. I’m into series two now. Still enjoying!  Every episode ends with music that is worth the price of admission. Do take a moment and listen to these two songs … Continue reading

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Sailing Home on a Sunbeam -Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

The happiest discover of the New Year! Miss Fishers Mysteries are just the ticket on a cold, snowy day or evening. I am able to watch them on Netflix. You have to watch this if you love BEAUTIFUL period costumes, fabulous … Continue reading

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The Coptic Christians

I wanted to do something to mark the death of the Coptic Christians. The state of the world right now is a great sadness. Over the years the Coptic Icons have meant so much to me. I post these icons … Continue reading

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I Was So Sure –

I remember the day my tricycle careened down the steep hill, and sent me crashing onto the concrete. The accident sheered the skin off my left cheek. My mother ran down this steep hill  to help me. Years later, I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2015

New Years Eve 1948 For several years my father, Norman W. Forgue, took mother and me to the theater in downtown Chicago on New Years Eve. Afterward, we would have a late dinner, one year at The Pump Room. The … Continue reading

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Paper Dolls At Christmas Time

Little Miss Christmas and Holly Belle Clothes No matter how old I have become, how sophisticated, liberated, or technically astute, there comes a moment during Christmas when I miss my mother. Especially, the little girl will need her that remains … Continue reading

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A Garland of Praise

A wreathed garland of deserved praise,/Of praise deserved,/unto thee I give,/I give to thee, who knowest all my wayes,/My crooked winding wayes, wherein I live…                          George Herbert-poet The … Continue reading

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