Living “off the grid.”

My husband and I just finished our audiobook, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. It’s an oldie that was made into a movie (directed by Sean Penn) in 2007. The hubster swears we watched it years ago, all I can say is I either fell asleep (not unusual for me at all) or didn’t like…

Liar, liar, pants on.. HEY WAIT.. there are no pants!!

I remember being so impressed with the woman featured in a 2014, Forbes article, I cut it out and placed it on my daughter’s desk. “What a role model,” I marveled “What a hard-charging, inspirational genius.” Turns out I wasn’t the only one impressed with Elizabeth Holmes, the young woman at the helm of Theranos,…

The Obstacle is the Way

Some books require a pen to read them.  They are so chock full of good stuff that you simply must underline and scribble notes in the margins.  The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday, is one of these books. While many would classify Ryan’s work as a study on leadership, to me this book…

I Am Pilgrim-Not for weak stomachs!

This book is nail-biting,  “edge of your seat” reading right from Chapter One.. which opens up smack in the middle of a gruesome murder scene in NYC. Don’t be looking for actual Pilgrims or the Mayflower in this tale ..(hey, I was!)  .. this is a fast paced, suspenseful  account of international intrigue, terrorism, weapons…

Best book of the Summer!

  Boy, oh boy..have I got a wonderful summer read for you! Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly is a beautifully crafted tale of how World War II bends the arc of life for three young women in three different countries. Kelly’s writing style is effortlessly fluid;  pages float by like leaves down a babbling brook….

When Breath Becomes Air

Many of you know that I’ve been stuck at the townhouse over the last few days.  Our floor is being installed and trust me, while I’m starting to feel penned in-I’m SO grateful to see something other than concrete!!  Hopefully the project will be completed today. Yesterday while under “den arrest” upstairs, I read a…