Category Archives: America

Guest: Author Chrystyna K. Lucyk-Berger

How much I LOVE Facebook! I get to meet so many people I would never even knew existed, let alone get to virtually-literally travel the world. Chrystyna K.  Lucyk-Berger is an accomplished woman, who is another friend through mutual friends … Continue reading

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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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Giving Books Second Chances…or More

I’ve posted before about how I could not ‘get into’ the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, nor the Narnia books and how now, I adore those series. I think there are others that I might need to go back to and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeanne Matthews

Today I am pleased to have as my guest Jeanne Matthews, best known for her Dinah Pelerin international mysteries.   Welcome, Jeanne! We have only become Facebook Friends recently yet we had met before.  Jeanne, you probably don’t remember meeting … Continue reading

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If You Think You Understand the Lusitania’s Sinking

… You may be completely wrong By Jeff Salter Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (2016) By Erik Larson Being an avid student of history – and especially of military history – I’ve often prided myself on recognizing … Continue reading

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Daydream Believer

Let’s Talk About Daydreams By Jeff Salter First things first — Happy Independence Day to all of us living in America. Secondly: I’d be willing to swear on a stack of Mad Magazines that this is NOT my suggested topic. … Continue reading

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Do You Notice Well-Written Ads?

Have you ever been swayed by the appeal or cleverness of an ad? I know quite a bit about advertising. In fact, I knew the owner of a radio station who wanted to get me into advertising with him. Had … Continue reading

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