Kiva Repayment Update

We've received a total of $7.33 in repay­ments on Octo­ber 17, 2014! Click here to donate your­self That's great, glad to see our money is mak­ing such a dif­fer­ence around the world. One more pay­back and we'd be able to re-loan the bal­anance to another deserv­ing per­son.  We still have almost $80 in out­stand­ing loans, which […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: Village of Secrets by Caroline Moorehead

Vil­lage of Secrets: Defy­ing the Nazis in Vichy France by Car­o­line Moore­head tells the story of the small vil­lage and its sur­round­ing area which were respon­si­ble for sav­ing thou­sands of peo­ple dur­ing World War II who were on the Gestapo’s wanted list. The vil­lagers saved many Jews but also resisters, freema­sons, com­mu­nists, and downed Allied airmen.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 18 October, 2014

What a week, I find myself being short with strangers and worst, the kids. The week at Dis­ney wore out my patience deal­ing with incom­pe­tence and arro­gance of those in the cus­tomer rela­tion­ship occu­pa­tions. At this point I have had enough and even though my brain tells me that I need to take a breath and walk away, I find myself snap­ping at those hap­less idiots at least once a week. A poor teenage (col­lege?) girl got a rude remark yes­ter­day with­out any fault, sim­ply because the rest of the employ­ees at the tram­po­line place were incompetent.

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Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is father-in-law to actor Daniel Day Lewis, who is mar­ried to his daugh­ter Rebecca.

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Giveaway & Book Review: GI Brides by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

The story is told through the eyes of the woman who lived it, while it took around the same time, each one had an indi­vid­ual and unique expe­ri­ence. While the syn­op­sis might sound like a fairy­tale (falling in love, cross­ing the ocean, etc.) the real­ity was much harsher and difficult.

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Giveaway (Over): Signed Copy of Failing at Fatherhood by Jack Barr

Fail­ing at Father­hood: A Book for the Imper­fect Father shares the strug­gles the author endured when his first child was born with Down syn­drome. In this book he exam­ines the past, present, and future of my life in an attempt to under­stand his defi­cien­cies as a father.  Mr. Barr also ana­lyzes views of father­hood and […]

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 11 October, 2014

Had to go to Florida last week, still very very tired. But man­aged to go to the tourist Mecca known as Dis­ney — it was a lot of fun but I need a vaca­tion just from that. The kids loved it though. I signed up to give Dis­ney some feed­back, I might post it after […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Harold Pinter

7. Preg­nant pauses were Pinter’s best-known lit­er­ary man­ner­ism, in fact, an awk­ward silence sug­gest­ing men­ace was coined as “Pinteresque”.The term appears in the the Oxford Eng­lish Dictionary.

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Kiva Repayment Update

Kiva Repayment Update

We've received a total of $7.33 in repay­ments on Octo­ber 17, 2014! Click here to donate your­self That's great, glad to see our money is mak­ing such a dif­fer­ence around the world. One more pay­back and we'd be able to re-loan the bal­anance to another deserv­ing per­son.  We still have almost $80 in out­stand­ing loans, which […]

Giveaway & Book Review: Village of Secrets by Caroline Moorehead

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Vil­lage of Secrets: Defy­ing the Nazis in Vichy France by Car­o­line Moore­head tells the story of the small vil­lage and its sur­round­ing area which were respon­si­ble for sav­ing thou­sands of peo­ple dur­ing World War II who were on the Gestapo’s wanted list. The vil­lagers saved many Jews but also resisters, freema­sons, com­mu­nists, and downed Allied airmen.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 18 October, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 18 October, 2014

What a week, I find myself being short with strangers and worst, the kids. The week at Dis­ney wore out my patience deal­ing with incom­pe­tence and arro­gance of those in the cus­tomer rela­tion­ship occu­pa­tions. At this point I have had enough and even though my brain tells me that I need to take a breath and walk away, I find myself snap­ping at those hap­less idiots at least once a week. A poor teenage (col­lege?) girl got a rude remark yes­ter­day with­out any fault, sim­ply because the rest of the employ­ees at the tram­po­line place were incompetent.

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Miller

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is father-in-law to actor Daniel Day Lewis, who is mar­ried to his daugh­ter Rebecca.

The Bookish House of Belle

The Bookish House of Belle

We went to an attrac­tion called Enchanted Tales with Belle, which takes place in Belle’s house. The house is full of books, of course, and I took some pic­tures of the won­der­ful décor.

Giveaway & Book Review: GI Brides by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

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The story is told through the eyes of the woman who lived it, while it took around the same time, each one had an indi­vid­ual and unique expe­ri­ence. While the syn­op­sis might sound like a fairy­tale (falling in love, cross­ing the ocean, etc.) the real­ity was much harsher and difficult.

Giveaway (Over): Signed Copy of Failing at Fatherhood by Jack Barr

Giveaway (Over): Signed Copy of Failing at Fatherhood by Jack Barr

Fail­ing at Father­hood: A Book for the Imper­fect Father shares the strug­gles the author endured when his first child was born with Down syn­drome. In this book he exam­ines the past, present, and future of my life in an attempt to under­stand his defi­cien­cies as a father.  Mr. Barr also ana­lyzes views of father­hood and […]

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 11 October, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 11 October, 2014

Had to go to Florida last week, still very very tired. But man­aged to go to the tourist Mecca known as Dis­ney — it was a lot of fun but I need a vaca­tion just from that. The kids loved it though. I signed up to give Dis­ney some feed­back, I might post it after […]

Fun Facts Friday: Harold Pinter

Fun Facts Friday: Harold Pinter

7. Preg­nant pauses were Pinter’s best-known lit­er­ary man­ner­ism, in fact, an awk­ward silence sug­gest­ing men­ace was coined as “Pinteresque”.The term appears in the the Oxford Eng­lish Dictionary.

Book Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Book Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do any­thing to be with her again and on his birth­day he puts a bul­let in his head to accom­plish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he dis­cov­ers that find­ing a per­son among the mil­lions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.

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