Sunday, February 11, 2018

Book Recommendation

Just finished The Perfect Nanny and it is my most recent Staff Pick at The Hickory Stick Bookshop.

To read more about it . . . http://www.hickorystickbookshop.com/book/9780143132172

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

One of last year's best novels - My first Staff Pick for 2018

If you're a reader, you have more books in the queue than you're going to read.  Here is one of 2017's top novels that is my first staff for The Hickory Stick Bookshop in 2018. Human Acts by South Korean author Han Kang is both tender and unsettling - and well worth reading  . . .

Here's the complete review and more info on Human Acts  http://www.hickorystickbookshop.com/book/9781101906743


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Two Poems - Nature Poetry and Climate Change

Yesterday, I was the featured poet at www.naturewriting.com with two poems. Both of them address climate change. Another poem will appear in mid-January.




Saturday, December 9, 2017

Edible Nutmeg Winter Edition: My City Kitchen

Chef Kashia Diaz-Cave had a simple desire - to teach her sons how to cook.  What she soon learned was that more than her sons were interested, and she created a non-profit organization called My City Kitchen.  Kashia's story is especially important now in a time when immigrants are being scapegoated and devalued.  I hope my article provides some insight into Kashia's struggles and successes as she fulfills her vision.   She is a great American story and more so a kind and loving person.