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Readin’ – Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed are erotic fiction originally published in June 2011 by a small, virtual publisher in Australia.  The trio of books was re-released in the U.S. by Vintage Books in April … Continue reading

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A Tour of Local Microbreweries or A Day in the Life of an Empty Nester

We have been empty nesters for about five months.  Less than that if you count the time the kids have been home from college for Christmas and Spring Breaks. In that amount of time, however, we have established a routine.  … Continue reading

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Movies – The Hunger Games

The last item on our agenda for vacation was going to see the newly released movie, The Hunger Games.  I talked about reading the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins here. If you want a reference to a good site … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2012 on The Mississippi Gulf Coast

It’s taken me 55 years, but I have taken my first official Spring Break trip!  I may no longer be in college, but I spent time with four, smart and beautiful college women on a Spring Break trip.  DSH was … Continue reading

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A Visit to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

While we vacationed on The Gulf Coast of Mississippi, we took the time to visit Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Bay St. Louis lampposts along Beach Boulevard include the name of the town. DSH’s Daddy and his Daddy’s family are from … Continue reading

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Birds at The Beach

I took the following pictures while sitting on The Beach on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi the first day of our Spring Break vacation. Brown Pelicans. These large birds are unusually graceful as they fly and swoop into the water to grab the fish … Continue reading

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Readin’ – The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Next week, The Hunger Games movie will be released.  This movie is based on the first of three young adult novels written by Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games, was released in 2008 with the second book, Catching Fire, released in 2009, … Continue reading

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Simply Siam – Finding Thai Food in Rural Missouri

When traveling away from home, DSH and I like to avoid chain restaurants and find local restaurants with good food.  We have eaten at a wide variety of restaurants in our travels, but I can’t remember a single time when … Continue reading

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Readin’ – The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

The Rules of Inheritance is the non-fictional account of the author’s journey through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) as she deals with the terminal illnesses and eventual deaths of her parents while she was a … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens

Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth.  Arguably, he is one of the best authors of the last 200 years.  Dickens has more books on the high school A/P reading list than any other author.  He is one … Continue reading

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