Monthly Archives: March 2013


I have spent many uncomfortable hours in airports and on planes. Many of my family will be suffering the same this week as they converge on this spot in California for a once in a lifetime family gathering for Bud’s … Continue reading

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Women and Mothers

The Secret Life of Bees was the choice this month of my Eureka Book Group. Lily, the main character, has no mother and an abusive father, but she finds healing with a strange group of three sisters, who honour a … Continue reading

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Scratch the Surface- cat detectives!

A couple of days ago, I was the victim of a slash attack by an outdoor (i.e. just about feral) cat which I was tending while daughter was away. ┬áNasty scratched hand that immediately started an infection. I should make … Continue reading

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Pastwatch: Orson Scott Card

Sometimes I feel that my experience has become history already! To see history from the distant mirror in primary sources, historic sites and re-enactments or even novels like Wolf Hall is fascinating and educational. To see it from alongside the … Continue reading

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Falling Angels

Tracy Chevalier’s books are always interesting: this one, Falling Angels, is set early in the 20th century and is about “modern” women and suffrage- and marriage- and the sad experiences we all suffer through as we muddle through our lives. … Continue reading

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