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Review: Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver I finished this today. I understand that these are Oliver’s personal selections for anthology from a lifetime of writing poetry. Presented in reverse chronological order (newer poems first), I definitely preferred the newer, beginning poems to the older ones at the end. In fact, my…

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Review: I’d Rather Be Reading

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel My rating: 4 of 5 stars Truly this is a 3.5-3.75 star. I did enjoy this read. I laughed often, I felt a kinship often. Anne talks of the idea of the reader and how the reader lives her life;…

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Book Review: When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh

When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh My rating: 3 of 5 stars Two years and six days later, after at least 2 restarts, I’ve finished. It isn’t that I didn’t want to read it, or that I wasn’t enjoying it, rather it wasn’t a priority and I wasn’t entirely engaged. It would fall down below…

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Review: Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle My rating: 5 of 5 stars Twenty years ago when I first read this book, I loved it. Admittedly I loved the feel, the atmosphere of it, but struggled more with the ideas and ideals. I didn’t have the relational background for many of…

In which an indoorsy mom begins hiking
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In which an indoorsy mom begins hiking

I don’t really like “outside.” Oh, I know I’m supposed to and do feel a twinge of guilt about it, but I don’t like dirt or bugs or wide variances in temperature. I’m not, however, philosophically opposed to “outside” … actually, I’m rather philosophically a fan of outside – especially for my kids. And I…