Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author’s Blog Tour

Today the Long and Short Stories of Life welcomes author Julie Watson on her Spotlight Author Tour sponsored by the Rave Reviews Book Club. Julie is the author of Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story and Born for Life: Midwife in Africa Notes from Julie’s Diary—Born for Life: Midwife in Africa. Yesterday was my first […]

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Putting a Late Cap on 2018

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of  “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.”—Wikipedia Last year held some memorable […]

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Superstars Mocking Their Celebrity

With the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, I was reminded of what a Diva she was considered to be. Like the Queen of England, Aretha always carried her purse  and while she performed, she’d place her purse on the floor next to the piano. Her staff addressed her as Ms. Franklin. In […]

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What Audio Books Can’t Deliver

Yesterday I discussed how and why I listened to audio books, and how my love of being read to evolved into a membership with Audible Books. I promised that today I’d give examples of what I miss about actual, hand-held books and what audio books can’t deliver. Aside from the new book smell, the crack […]

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A Retrospective Look

When I look back over my life, I can’t see me  settling down. Feelings of satisfaction and completion are at war with feelings for more. My kids are grown and, by my standards, successful. My husband of these last 100 years seems content to stay with me. I enjoy my home, family, and friends. I […]

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