Book Review: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach

Here is my review of Book 1 of The Rose Shield: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. Summary (from Amazon): In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their … Continue reading Book Review: Catling’s Bane by D. Wallace Peach

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Christmas 2017: A Baby, A Hope, and A Speech

https://youtu.be/CojUP5nRidA It's Christmas morning. Can you believe it? It snuck up on me. All the busy. All the must-dos. All the gotta-make-it-specials. I hope you're able to enjoy the day. Enjoy all those gathered around you. I pray that there are a lot gathered around you. But, even if there aren't a lot, or a … Continue reading Christmas 2017: A Baby, A Hope, and A Speech

Christmas Traditions

https://youtu.be/0XXq-L1_R7E Do you have Christmas traditions? Chanukkah? Other religious/non-religious celebrations? What are your favorite ones? I love our traditions: My kids jumping in their PJs and wrapping in blankets to go and see lighted trees dance to Christmas Eve Sarajevo, and a list of other great Christmas songs The other (at the minimum) two Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Traditions

Thoughts and Prayers and Elbow Grease

"What good do thoughts and prayers do?" the people ask. "They don't stop the evil, the atrocities. They don't meet the desperate needs." They have a point. I fully believe in the power of prayer. I've witnessed what it can do in hurting lives and desperate situations. I also believe a lot of the "thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers and Elbow Grease

Book Review: Elithius by Dominic Sceski

Here is my review of Book 1 of the Elithius saga by Dominic Sceski. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS (though I will try my best not to). Summary (From Amazon) “His parents abandon him when he's thirteen. He's left to care for his little brother and sister. Life is tough. Things can't seem … Continue reading Book Review: Elithius by Dominic Sceski