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A Weekend in Michigan

This weekend the whole clan took Friday off and flew to Michigan in order to celebrate the First Communion of my best friends children, Abby and Ethan. Although both girls have flown before, this will be the first flights they will remember (Emma has memories of her flight to Chicago when she was 4, but […]

The Diversion by Ryan Dodde II M.D.

In recent years, Grand Rapids, Michigan has hosted a wonderful celebration each fall called ArtPrize. Artists from all over the world display their art all throughout the city. Natives and tourists alike are invited to explore the city and vote for their favorite pieces. This past year, my cousin Ryan submitted a bronze sculpture called […]

Interview with Dana Precious

I had the great good fortune of talking to Dana Precious, the author of Born Under a Lucky Moon earlier this year. It was a new, fun experience for us both. We were both pretty new to the whole Skype experience. On top of talking with someone that far away and seeing them, it was […]

Ready, Set, March!

I passed by my nightstand this morning and fully took in the stack of books there waiting for me.  The other day I kind of stacked up what’s to come and seeing it this morning made me want to write a post about them.  I did a little research (because I’m meme challenged) and discovered […]

Historical Fiction Lovers Book Club

I really am enjoying Book Clubs on Facebook!  I set up a book club for historical fiction called Historical Fiction Lovers and our first novel is going to be Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  One of my high school classmates suggested it a few months ago.  I’ve been to Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Fallingwater near Ohiopyle, […]

#55 ~ Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen Sometime toward the end of the year I was adding some books to my library on LibraryThing and wanted to add a book I received from my parents for Christmas the year before. It is a book of vintage postcards from Grand Rapids, my home town. […]