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Jill McCorkle's Life After Life

Jill McCorkle's Life After Life
I tend to gravitate toward books with PLOT, and although there's nothing wrong with a great narrative - in fact there's a lot RIGHT about it - it's healthy for me to enjoy a character-driven novel. Enter Jill McCorkle's Life After Life. Although I finished it more than a month ago, and I'm just writing about it now, I actually read it very quickly.  Imagine a set of concentric circles, or a web.  Or maybe a whole bunch of Venn diagrams. With six main characters (and a supporting cast of a couple dozen), their lives are very much intertwined, even though they don't realize it.   READ MORE

How Becky Sawtelle is Doing Eight Months After Weight Loss Surgery

How Becky Sawtelle is Doing Eight Months After Weight Loss Surgery

It's hard to believe that is was the beginning of the year when I first wrote about Becky Sawtelle's decision to have weight loss surgery. We haven't had an update on the blog since the end of May, but that doesn't mean she hasn't made progress — she's made incredible progress. She and her little dog Muffin also moved to Florida, so she's been dealing with a lot of changes. And, I think she spends a lot of time at the gym getting in shape.

Soul Nurturing

Soul Nurturing

Cranky. That's how I've felt this past week. My immune system was working overtime trying to fight off a cold. The deadlines for a couple of freelance writing projects had arrived. I made a commitment to volunteer at a wonderful and worthy weekend event when I really needed to be working at the computer. I had homework.

Fortunately, I love, love, love doing my homework. This week it has been my saving grace. Read more.

Lines Have Feelings Too

Lines Have Feelings Too

Question: What is the shortest distance between two points?
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Answer: A straight line.

We all know there is so much more to a line than a straight and narrow definition.