Paying Homage to Gaskell’s Concerns About Women’s Issues

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Every time is a good time for classical literature especially those addressing women’s issues, a hot topic for modern women. We can count the works of Elizabeth Gaskell (author of the popular historical romance North and South) as an important … Continued

When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Downcast Eyes: A World of Meaning

The heroine’s downcast eyes in Welcome Reluctant Stranger (Book 3, Between Two Worlds), tell you she’s deep in thought. Leilani’s gaze darted between Greg and Elise; then, with downcast eyes and a tremulous voice, she said, “There was so much … Continued

Tantalizing … Alluring … Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review

Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies Review: 5 / 5–San Francisco Book Review Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies weaves an intricate narrative of sex, love, and murder with the food and the restaurant industry as the backdrop. The … Continued

Great Cook? Nah! Mindful, Happy Adventurous Foodie? Yes!

I realized I’m an adventurous foodie when someone asked me these questions. Any favorite ethnic foods (including French and Italian?) Why? Having been exposed to many cultures, my tastes are eclectic so I will try most things (see this article, … Continued