INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

In view of the historically, unspeakably tragic depopulation of our First Nation men, women and children that unfolded after 1492, the survival of Indigenous people is truly extraordinary and speaks loudly to their strengths and innate knowledge of the land and meaning of community. However, even today the legacy of invasion, conquest, inhumanity and colonialism …

ARTFUL READERS CLUB

THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION by Gary McAvoy A mythical legend, the resurrection of Jesus, Holocaust Jewish gold, the French Resistance, Nazis, Croatian fascists/terrorists (the Ustasha,) Vatican intrigue, high tech, action…and possible romance…what more could you ask for in a novel? THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION has it all in a masterful blend of real history and ‘what if’ …

My 10 MOST Exciting Travel Moments

Sunset and the plane Sandwiched between cloud layers… Orange, up and down Traveling is one of the best ways to enhance personal growth and broaden your horizons. It enables you to do things different from your routine activities. When you travel, you step out of your comfort zone to a different environment that urges you …

ARTFUL READERS CLUB

THE VENICE SKETCHBOOK by Rhys Bowen Rhys Bowen brings Venice to vibrant life in this dual-timeline, historical fiction novel. Filled with intrigue, secrets, history, love lost and found…and enchanting glimpses of evocative Venice. As I have been fortunate to visit Venice many times, I was swept away by the familiar descriptions of places, food, art…like …

FUN with DIGITAL ART

I’ve been working on some challenge pieces of digital art for Digital Whisper (digitalwhisper.blogspot.com) whose theme was a throwback to my childhood…little red wagon… …and for Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA, (https://flicker.com/groups/digitalmania,) we met artist GREG HANSON (www.galleriagreg.com/collage-quilts.html) who’s an artist specializing in collage and assemblage…challenging and sooo much fun! Short and sweet…that’s it for this posting. Hope …

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“WOMAN of GOD” by JAMES PATTERSON & MAXINE PAETRO “WOMAN of GOD” follows the life of Brigid Fitzgerald, a woman who survived a difficult childhood with drug addicted parents, as she becomes a doctor, serving on the front lines of war-torn Sudan. I was immersed in her MASH world where hopelessly understaffed, undersupplied, underfunded clinics …

UP, UP…and AWAY

Longing to travel On a big, steel bird I’ll fly To places old…new… See people I miss, Rekindling dear old friendships …and bask in their glow; Get lost on strange streets In unknown cities and towns… Tasting new cultures: Civilization’s cradle- Africa- my heart’s at home Sharing with people; A kaleidoscope Of animals and colours… …