Two Book Reviews

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What I Know: “I See Things Better With My Feet” by Carolyn Lee Peerman Do you know that each and every one of us is a discoverer? James Holman (1786-1857) discovered the world with his feet. James Holman was blind …

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Poetry: Three Short Poems

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Birds to People Why all the noise, tall things, blinding Smokes? Turn it all off. So we will sing and sing songs like never Before. Constance Lombardo, 2017 Grateful Respiration Breathe the forest air Exchange molecules gladly Give thanks in …

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Poetry: Kayaking Lesson on Lake Superior

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| By Janis Gingermountain | We go along parallel, Julie and I, like two yellow ducks bobbing on the holy swells of the Mother’s bosom, lightness of being attained at last. Now I can die happy. ‘Round and ‘round the …

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Poetry: Night

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| By Jennie Boyd Bell | Owl hoots in the forest. Wind roars through the trees, surges over the mountains,             recedes to a whisper,       surges again. I lie cocooned in my tent;       the wind breathes me. Jennie Boyd Bull recently …

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Poetry: Crest Trail

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| By Jennie Boyd Bell | I hike along the summits of the tallest mountains in the East—       historic Mitchell, Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, Cattail Peak, Potato Hill, Then steeply down to Deep Gap; leave Winterstar, Gibbs and Celo …

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Book Review: “Slightly South of Simple” by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Not until the last fire was extinguished, ninety-nine days after the World Trade Center attack, could Ansley Murphy accept that her husband perished in the south tower. Why did her gentle, adoring Carter, who dearly loved their daughters Caroline, Sloane, …

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Book Review: “The Indigo Journals (Spiritual Healing For Indigo Adults & other Feminine Souls)” by Yol Swan

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“One of the aims of this book is to help you embrace your spiritual feminine nature, which has been greatly distorted and wounded over the centuries, and to integrate the masculine qualities needed to shape a harmonious dynamic with yourself. …

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Book Review: “Carolina Belle” by Rose Senehi

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Belle McKenzie, the story’s protagonist, ruefully notes that people take apples for granted and little suspect their historic importance. Rose Senehi, in her Acknowledgments, admits that she lived in the midst of New York State’s apple industry for years knowing …

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Poetry: Scarecrow

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| By Julia N. Duncan | When I look out of my upstairs window, I am startled, thinking a man stands in the backyard behind the grapevines. But then I see he is only you, Scarecrow, keeping watch over the …

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Karen Nilsen: Romance, Adventures, and Magic

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| By Kiesa Kay | Finding inner power transforms the characters in Karen Nilsen’s books, and she believes that unlocking imagination and intuition will provide the keys to changing this world.

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Book Review: “Red Curtains” by Leanna Sain

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In her introduction, Leanna Sain advises her readers to “Get ready to enjoy [their] first bowl of GRITS.” Not “… stone-ground dried hominy … I’m referring to the acronym for Girls-Raised-in-the-South … main characters who are strong, creative, successful Southern …

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Dyke Culture and the Disappearing L

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| By Bonnie J. Morris (Diana Davies via the Digital Public Library of America) | My generation of lesbian activists, who honed our identity politics and confronted racism and classism in the spaces of women’s music events and women’s bookstores, …

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Book Review: “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chödrön

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| Reviewed by Patricia Furnish | It’s a pleasure to write about a woman like Pema Chödrön who has had such a profound effect on people around the world. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times was first …

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Book Review: “In the Darkroom” by Susan Faludi

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| Reviewed by Patricia Furnish | Susan Faludi thought she was searching for answers from her father. She had specific questions about specific events related to her own childhood, her parents’ divorce, her father’s choices and her father’s secrets. Faludi …

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