Category Archives: Personal

Remembering Memorial Day

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Monday Miscellany: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland! For only my second trip abroad EVER, I am in Ireland for 10 days. This is definitely the trip of a lifetime for someone with O’Dea relatives on one side of the family and … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

  Wishing you peace and comfort this holiday season.

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15 Novels That Stretched My Knowledge

I keep finding book lists on the internet with titles like “Books That Will Change Your Life” and “Books That Will Influence Your Thinking.” So here’s my list (in no special order): 15 Novels That Stretched My Knowledge and Stayed … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

I am in the throes of preparing for a 2,800-mile relocation trip. Monday Miscellany will return in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can find new material on Literature & Psychology.

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Monday Miscellany: Women’s History Month Edition

March is Women’s History Month. And The Scout Report has kindly collected a list of pertinent resources. If you haven’t yet checked out The Scout Report, I highly encourage you to do it. It’s a source you can trust for … Continue reading

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My List: Best Books Read in 2012

I read 42 books during 2012, for a total of 5,852 pages of print and just slightly more than 137 hours of unabridged audiobooks. Most best books of 2012 lists include only books issued this year. But my list includes … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

And for those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, best wishes for health and happiness in the future.

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Books About Older Women

Over on my other blog I wrote recently about the fate of women who are lucky enough to reach older adulthood. Here, in no particular order, are some books that portray older women. Fiction All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West … Continue reading

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4:30 AM

I am not a morning person. But there seems to be something sacred about 4:30 AM. That’s when my best thoughts gently shake me awake. This Thanksgiving morning greeted me with the realization of how much online existence has increased … Continue reading

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