We were “promised” some sort of magical “Disney happiness” which doesn’t exist, and never did. Happiness, for me, are the small things which happen daily – a smile from the wife, a hug from the kids, a strange giving a hand to another without an conditions..
Mr. Engel’s sense of humor comes through the narrative, I find myself laughing at his macabre narrative way to often then I thought when it comes to reading a book of this subject.
The kids unlatched their seatbelts, jumped out of the car, and ran through the garage and into the house before the song ended. Faith sang along until the last verse, then sat there for a moment and soaked in a little peace and quiet. Working full-time and raising two young kids tended to make moments like this rare. Her cell phone buzzed. It was her sister. “Hey, what’sup?” Faith asked. “I’ll tell you what’s up,” Jana said. “Steve is driving me nuts! I quit drinking, I stopped devouring cake and cookies, but now he won’t let me lift anything heavier than a milk carton. This baby is going to be born stressed out if he doesn’t chill.” Faith smiled. Her sister was a drama queen. “What time will you be coming tomorrow?” “Oh, my God, I forgot about the party.” “You have got to be kidding me,” Faith said. “You were supposed to make six dozen cupcakes. Do you know how much I still have to do before—” Her sister’s laughter cut her off midsentence. Faith sighed when she realized Jana had been joking about not making the cupcakes. “That’s not funny, Jana.” “You’re such a dweeb. How could I…
Bella claimed to have come up with the idea of selling Girl Scout cookies to raise revenue.
The different points of view give the story a much wider view of the world and how little human kind has advanced
This book is fun and silly and it seems that Mr. Fleming had a good time cutting down a character he almost seemed bored of writing.
Mr. Mallarmé’s occupation was an English teacher
A wonderful book based on a remarkable journal kept by the executioner of Nuremberg, Meister Franz Schmidt. Along with the “work” of Meister Schmidt, the author vividly re-creates life in sixteenth century Nuremberg and its surroundings.
James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.
Douglas Adams (11 March, 1952 – 11 May, 2001) was an English humorist and dramatist best known for his series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3154283 1) Mr. Adams had some interesting jobs throughout his life. He was a a bodyguard to oil tycoons from Qatar and cleaning chicken sheds at one point. 2) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started as a radio show. The idea occurred to Mr. Adams while he lay drunk in a field in Austria looking at the stars. 3) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a trilogy… of five books. 4) Mr. Adams was never a prolific writer and constantly missed deadlines. He had to be forced by others to do any writing. Mr. Adams was known for saying: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” 5) Mr. Adams also wrote three episodes of the TV series Dr. Who. 6) Not only did Douglas Adams wrote for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, he also appeared in two episodes. 7) Pink Floyd’s 1994 album, The Division Bell, was named by Mr. Adams. 8) Mr. Adams was the first person in the…