“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

On Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions

I was a thirty-four-year-old, divorced mother of three, in college and working part-time, when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was not a result of anything I did. Despite exacerbations where I lost vision, lost the ability to walk, suffered pain, and spent most of my time physically drained, I continued moving forward. I had children to support. Did I plan to be married … Continue reading On Healthcare and Pre-Existing Conditions

“Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian’s Coin” by John Mugglebee

  Weaving a story with historical details, John Mugglebee links together the lives and experiences of generations by following the trail of a coin. Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian’s Coin is a beautifully written journey through time. Beginning with the coin’s original owner, the Native American Runinniduk, a pawwaw or sorcerer in the Praying Village, Mugglebee describes how the old man came to be … Continue reading “Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian’s Coin” by John Mugglebee

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide. Have you ever considered it? If you have, it is likely you have never told anyone. In fact, you may not admit it to yourself. Social stigma and your own shame have kept you silent. What do statistics tell us? Suicide ranks tenth as a cause of death. Most suicides are a result of firearms. About half as many are caused by suffocation. Half … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day