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Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation 3.29.18

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Keeping out of the rain.

A Book to Read and Love: The Road by Cormac McCarthy - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Road: A walk after the apocalypse.

Questions to ponder while reading The Road:
How long would it take before we stopped acting humanely?
Why try?
My thoughts about The Road: A punch in the gut.
I am going out in the beginning.
Would it really last that long?



A Book to Read and Love: Trespassing by Brandi Reeds - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Trespassing: Am I crazy or did my husband just leave me?

Questions I pondered while reading Trespassing: Isn't everyone innocent until proven otherwise?
Aren't in-laws awesome?
My thoughts about Trespassing: Entertaining and fun.
Easy to read.
Great afternoon in the hammock.

Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation 3.22.18

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Meditation in the sun, surrounded by flowers.

A Book to Read and Love: White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book White Rose, Black Forest: Being human, in Nazi Germany.

Questions to ponder while reading White Rose, Black Forest: Would you be too afraid?
Could you have maintained your values?

My thoughts on White Rose, Black Forest: The Timeline threw me a bit.
Great story.
The bomb was/is evil.

A Book to Read and Love: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Between the World and Me: A letter to my son.

A Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation 03.12.18

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Feeling pink.

A Book to Read and Love: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Station Eleven: What happens after the flu.

Questions to ponder while reading Station Eleven: Is survival insufficient?
Who would you be?
My thoughts on Station Eleven: I think I would follow Frank.
Shakespeare trumps the apocalypse.
Book recommended by the bartender, I am very glad I left a good tip.

Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation 03.01.18

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Doodling for inner peace.




A Book to Read and Love: Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Lives of Girls and Women: Coming of age in Ontario.

Questions to ponder while reading Lives of Girls and Women: Did you fit in growing up?
Who did you want to be?
My thoughts on Lives of Girls and Women: I, too, wanted more.
Girls should be who they want.
I look at peonies much differently now.

A Book to Read and Love: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: And Fry will walk 600 miles...


Questions to ponder while reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Do you have any faith?
What would you do for a friend?
My thoughts on The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Extraordinarily ordinary characters.
Don't hold on to bitterness.
I think I fancy a walk.

A Book to Read and Love: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Handmaid's Tale Life in the Republic of Gilead.


Questions to ponder while reading The Handmaid's Tale. Would you have submitted?
Is name elimination enough to destroy identity?

My thoughts on The Handmaid's Tale. Women need to be more supportive of each other.
An uneducated population will destroy a society.
Religion isn't always the right answer.

A Book to Read and Love: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book A Lesson Before Dying: A lesson in humanity.

Questions I pondered while reading A Lesson Before Dying: How do we overcome stereotypes?
How do you decide who you want to be?
My thoughts about A Lesson Before Dying: Justice isn't always blind.
It is hard to change perceptions.
People act as they are treated.