Today I am reviewing Life. Not the all-encompassing Life we all live; that would take too long. No, the Life I’m talking about is Rebecca Belliston’s new book: Life–Citizens of Logan Pond.
This story is set in the future after America has experienced a fatal financial collapse. Life as we know it doesn’t exist anymore. Freedoms have been stripped away and citizens are heavily monitored and worked by the government. Carrie is 17 when her parents leave Chicago and head back to Logan Pond to live with their good neighbors who have citizen cards. Five years have passed, and Carrie is part of a clan of about 30 non-citizens who are based around May and CJ Trenton’s home. With the risk of weekly raids by government workers, they’re sole source of safety is Oliver, a policeman who is sympathetic to their clan because of his feelings for Carrie. But when May’s daughter and handsome grandson find their way back to Logan Pond, life changes drastically Continue reading
My dog, Ginger, is the smartest, sweetest, saintly dog alive! She’s also the stupidest!
Whenever we start to believe she’s a brainiac because she picks up on when we change shoes (which means it’s walk time), or when she perks her ears up and stands and starts stretching when someone happens to say the word WALK, or knows it’s time to go get the mail because my husband leaves his office and walks to the front door at 3 pm, we usually can be relieved of our fear that she’s going to take over the earth like the monkeys did on Planet of the Apes by just pulling out a simple flashlight. Continue reading
Many years ago my husband and I purchased a piano, and I have never regretted it. This is one item in the house that gets used over and over and over, and has probably gained value, not lost it.
Sometimes (like now), when a recital is looming on the near horizon, it is used SO much my husband almost goes insane (a ‘good’ insane; it is nice when recitals are done and we can move on to new songs though).
Music is powerful. The deepest emotions I have ever felt have been because of music. In the words of Berthold Auerbach: Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Good music cleanses and makes our spirits shine.
Life is like a piano (and like a box of chocolates, if you remember Forest Gump). You get out of it what you put into it. I have heard awful discord come from my beautiful grand, and I have heard Continue reading