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Month: March 2017

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarity

In the book, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, by Liane Moriarty, Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is...

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The Yellow-crowned Night Heron

What in the world is that strange looking bird in the tree across the street I thought, as I unknowingly watched a Yellow-crowned Night Heron work on building a nest.  As I glanced out of my hotel window in San Antonio, I couldn’t help but notice this very strange (and cool) looking bird.  He kept flying in and out of a big nest in the tree across the street from my hotel.  He would fly out to gather sticks, and he would fly back in, work on the nest for a few minutes, and fly back out again. There were about 4...

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Time to Shake Things Up a Bit…Confessions of a Fast Food Junkie

This fast food story is about my “friend,” and it’s so funny that I really wanted to share it with all of you.  She gave me permission to do so, because  my “friend” knows she is not the only one out there with this kind of story.  So here goes…and remember…this story is about my friend (who shall remain nameless). For the rest of this story, I will be referring to my friend as “I” and “me” just so it doesn’t get too confusing.  Okay?  It will start to sound like a story about me, but just remember…I am writing...

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Towne Lake Park & Recreation Area in McKinney, Texas

Towne Lake Park & Recreation Area in McKinney was a wonderful little gem I stumbled upon a few weeks ago.  It is definitely a place you should visit if you live in the area.  Always on the hunt for new places to hike and shoot pictures of birds and other wildlife, I often come across places that are so close to where I live, that I’m very surprised I hadn’t discovered it before now. But…here I am again, totally surprised by a beautiful Nature Preserve area within just miles of my house.  This place is called Towne Lake Park...

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My First Senior Photo Shoot…and the Lessons I Learned

Senior photo shoots.  Hmmm…just what is a Senior Photo Shoot?  Where should you go to have these photos taken?  And…should you take them at all? I say absolutely.  You should take them.  In my opinion, you should always take any opportunity to get some cute pictures of your kiddos! Because in the blink of an eye, they will be out the door headed to college, and your opportunities for taking photos will be very slim. I recently had the opportunity to take pictures of my niece, who just so happens to be a senior.  These weren’t going to be...

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On My Nightstand

The Widow by Fiona Barton

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. . . . . . [Read More]

On My Kindle

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.…[Read More]

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