A Private Family Matter, A Book Review

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.                                     John F. Kennedy My quest to find out more about my aunt from those who knew her at a younger age brought me to the actor, author, and one time professional football… Continue reading A Private Family Matter, A Book Review


The Outside of August, A Book Review

“What do you need? Was what Alice wondered. Why would anyone want to windsurf to Lisbon? And why was it, she wondered, that this was the first thought she had: Her mother would not be worried but pleased. Alice could imagine how her eyes would shine at the thought of Gus courting danger. Alice, therefore,… Continue reading The Outside of August, A Book Review

The Second Chances of Priam Wood, A Book Review

Have you ever suffered from regret? Do you believe in second chances? If you were given the chance to relive the most regrettable days of your life, would you? Author Alexander Rigby looks at these questions in his debut novel, The Second Chances of Priam Wood. As he floats through some kind of afterlife holding… Continue reading The Second Chances of Priam Wood, A Book Review

The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln, A Book Review

“They had put the president’s health, well being and safety in my hands, under their threat to me. How had they put it? ‘We entrust the sacred life of Mr. Lincoln to your keeping. If you don’t protect it, never return to Illinois, or we will murder you on sight.’ I didn’t drop my guard… Continue reading The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln, A Book Review

Tinkers, A Book Review

“And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent… Continue reading Tinkers, A Book Review

The Yellow Birds, A book Review

“Sure, there is a fine line between not wanting to wake up and actually wanting to kill yourself, and while I discovered you can walk that line for a long while without even noticing, anybody who is around you surely will, and then of course all kinds of unanswerable questions will not be far behind."  -The… Continue reading The Yellow Birds, A book Review

House of Prayer No.2, A Book Review

“What do you want? Your boss asks you one night in a strip club.  You don’t know what you want; you seem to have everything you need—job, girlfriend, car, bar, beach. Historically, as with the realtor, when your employer asks you this question, it’s always like a sign from God that you’re about to move… Continue reading House of Prayer No.2, A Book Review

Who by Fire, a Book Review

Last night, I had the opportunity to sit down and meet with writer, Mary L. Tabor, who is the author of the novel, Who by Fire. I had arranged for a couple of girlfriends to join me and participate in a little “book club” meeting after we had all finished reading the novel. Mary was… Continue reading Who by Fire, a Book Review