Category Archives: Bucket List

Readin’ – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I spent my late teens and most of my 20s reading mostly science fiction and the related genres of fantasy and mystery fiction.  Science fiction and fantasy remain two of my favorite genres both in literature and in film, and I particularly … Continue reading

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Cheers, Cheers, The Saint of Engineers

Our middle child will be graduating in May with an engineering degree.  She attends the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly the University of Missouri – Rolla and originally The Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy) where over 90% of its … Continue reading

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Readin’ – The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

If you can judge a book as much as by what is said as is unsaid, then this is a classic.  A friend of mine (thanks Rachel!) recommended this book to me.  It is not a hard book to read, but … Continue reading

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Readin’ – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I recently read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  I chose to read this because of an article that I read about a parent who was attempting to ban this book from her child’s school library on the basis of … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Weekend

A low key weekend.  That’s what was planned.  Only one thing on the calendar.  A get together with friends from high school on Saturday night.  Friends we have known for about 40 years.  Are we really that old? What it … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Faithful Place by Tana French

I recently read and completed a book review of Faithful Place by Tana French for the BlogHer Publishing Network. If you like detective murder mysteries, then you will enjoy this book set in Dublin, Ireland.  Read my review here. Happy … Continue reading

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Summer Movies 2011

I love going to the movies.  Unfortunately, as with many things that I love to do, seeing movies took a back seat to raising five kids plus a few boarders along the way, managing a household, and working outside the home.  … Continue reading

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