Heidi Eljarbo’s historical fiction novel, Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition, is a story about the persecution of witches in Rossby, Norway, in the 17th century. According to Britannica, witchcraft is the “exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic.” Although difficult to know … Continue reading Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo, a Book Review
“Our resistance gave us an identity. Our identity gave us strength. Our strength gave us an unbreakable will.” ― Albert Woodfox Solitary is Albert Woodfox’s heartbreaking memoir of the four decades he spent in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. After reading Woodfox’s heroic and sometimes excruciating account of how he was framed … Continue reading Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox, a Book Review
People are losing their minds over White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Losing. Their. Minds. Why? Because the truth is hard to swallow, isn’t it? If you google “white fragility,” you will find pages of links to chat rooms, YouTube videos, podcasts, and talk shows … Continue reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo, a Book Review
For the writer, there is no better way to spend a couple of hours than to read about how to write better, right? How about picking up The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing That Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang? A short, quick read summarizing the basic elements of good writing, … Continue reading The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing That Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang, a Book Review
Ever wonder what has happened to kindness on the internet? It sure seems like it has gone by the wayside, especially this year. Lately – especially now with Covid-19, massive unemployment, and craziness all around this planet – there seems to be so many people becoming unhinged. So many angry posts and responses, everywhere. I … Continue reading Kindness Online, Where Have You Gone?
Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your life or wonder why you have a hard time getting out of bed in the mornings, lately? Or, do you feel like you are going to lose your mind during this COVID-19 pandemic? I sure have! I was not, at all, expecting this worldwide illness, and … Continue reading Four Ways to Handle This COVID Thing Without Losing Your Mind