The power of gentleness
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The power of gentleness

I took this photo at a remote Inn near Abiquiu because I loved the rich golden hues of the peeled cottonwood posts in the saturated New Mexican sunshine. But then the flowers drew my attention. Appearing fragile, they stretch out, holding the posts apart. I am reminded that life, in its very gentleness, can be…

Book review: Elliot Ackerman, WAITING FOR EDEN
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Book review: Elliot Ackerman, WAITING FOR EDEN

It is a short book, 173 smallish pages. And it is “serious” literary fiction. Why on earth would I pick up such a book, promising to be a hard read? Don’t know. But I did. And luckily I started it early in the evening, because I couldn’t put it down. WAITING FOR EDEN, a finalist…

Book review: Seeking Enlightenment, Hat by Hat by Nevada Barr
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Book review: Seeking Enlightenment, Hat by Hat by Nevada Barr

Book Review: Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat by Nevada Barr Because I like both mysteries and nature writing, I’ve always been drawn to the books by Nevada Barr. Her work features┬ástrong women who go against the odds, and win. Her heroine, Anna Pidgeon, a park ranger, has been trapped in a desert sinkhole, underwater in…