The Last Suppers

This short novel was a joy to read. The novel is set in the 1950’s following the life of a prison cook who sees the humanity, even in the death row inmates.  Much time and effort are put into each “Last Supper” that she cooks before their execution, striving to make them as close to…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Smile

With my computer currently tied up exporting images, I used my phone to capture “smile”. Next time I bite into a banana, strawberry or blackberry I will smile thinking of this photo. Smile my friends!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Favorite Place

Although I have many favorite places both near and far, my favorite place is very near. On our property, we have a small creek which meanders along the edge of the property. Early on I made a trail leading to a fallen tree hanging above the creek. At the time I was reading Walden. This…

“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles

This short novel set in the 1800’s follows the travels of an older gentleman set with the task of returning a young girl to her family. I found myself becoming attached to the pair and rooting for them to make it to their destination. At 209 pages it’s a quick and easy read. With wonderful…

“Endurance” by Scott Kelly

Read this book!  Tremendous writing by a truly remarkable man.  Scott Kelly spent 342 consecutive days in space onboard the International Space Station.  This book really gives the reader a sense of how hard it is to be an astronaut.  The title captures it all.  I could only imagine how amazing it would be to…

“The Cafe by the Sea” by Jenny Colgan

This novel was a cozy, feel-good novel. I really enjoyed it. Perfect for a cold snowy night curled up on the couch with a cup of warm tea. The novel is mostly set on a Scottish Island, with a small close-knit group of people living there. Flora the main character has to deal with going back…

Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

This week we are challenged to capture faceless portraits, masking our subjects, like a face in the crowd.  Despite doing this, what emotions or feelings regarding the subject come through?  Without using facial cues what can we perceive about the subject?