Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to get to this review closer to the time I finished the book, so my memory would be fresh. Sadly, I wasn’t inspired to write a fully fleshed out review. I enjoyed the book. I really did. It was cheesy, yes. […]

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Plum Dandi Knits

Plum Dandi Knits by Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary

I really wanted to LOVE this book. However, I found it to be a solidly average book.  Let’s start with the flawed presentation. When choosing patterns, I like to be able to see detailed pictures from several angles to really get a feel for the piece. The photos here were very model-focused with few close-ups […]

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Warm End to November

It was 66° outside today, the day after Thanksgiving. We don’t shop Black Friday. I can’t remember the last time I did – it must have been when I was in middle school. Instead, we took the dog to the park then took a stroll through Lakeshore State Park, in the middle of downtown. It […]

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Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom

Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom My rating: 2 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this. So many teenagers and children have absent parents. So when a young woman sets off on a quest to rescue her father from perceived life-threatening danger, it’s an incredibly promising story. Kandace sets off after an event […]

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Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Brother by Ania Ahlborn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Awesome Thriller Wow. This was a great thriller. As I was explaining to others, it’s like a great episode of Criminal Minds, but more demented. I expected it to be crazy but I’m surprised at how for it went. The way each plot point was […]

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was really engaging and somewhat satisfying at the end. For being part of a trilogy, it was long. I think there were parts that could’ve been condensed and it was confusing about how the characters in the beginning were relevant to the story […]

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Jerry and I at RAMP

Just poppin’ in

Gah! It’s been a crazy couple of months. I’ve been studying web development through Skillcrush and I’m in the middle of a Code Ninja class. They’ve both been great for learning how to do things the right way. As you may know, I’ve been building sites since around 2000. I taught myself, so my code […]

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A Simple Mistake

​Having worked in a pharmacy for a short while a million years ago, I learned some valuable things. Sometimes I forget how easy it is to not know some of them.  One of the most common things people do is take Tylenol PM or Advil PM because they want to sleep even though they don’t […]

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Green Smoothies? What the heck?

A while back, one of those times we set our sights on getting healthier, a friend recommended that we try drinking green smoothies as a start. Whoa, I thought. Put the brakes on. This sounds scary. We talked about it and she clarified. A green smoothie has sweet greens (my favorite is baby spinach), frozen […]

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