Jane Austen, an All-Time Favorite

Recently, someone who desires to become acquainted with Austen’s writings asked me which of her books to read first. What a great question!  I have been a Jane Austen fan for many years, and have read most of her books more than once.  Also, I am an avid collector and watcher of movies and videos…

Happy Birthday, Elvis

Today is January 8th – Elvis’s birthday. Which birthday I know not. Nor do I really care. I wonder how many of his old fans continue to circle this date on their calendars. They would know his age if he had survived. And they would know how many years he has been gone. As for…

Join the Dream Reader Club

Hi. Good to see you. Welcome to my blog site. Make yourself comfortable and choose a story or blog article from the many listed on my Front Page. Or for a more specific choice, look in the drop-down Menu to choose. When you are finished reading, I will ask you these few questions: · Did…

Happy New Year 2015

Early this morning, snorting payback steam out my nostrils and sporting an oversize pie tin and huge soup ladle, I headed out the front door to wreak havoc upon my neighborhood.  I opened the door and a huge blast of frosty air hit me like a bucket of ice water thrown in the face of a punch…

Anthony Trollope, Author Extraordinaire

“‘Tis the season.” Yep, it’s that yearly occurrence when we get stuck in a time warp somewhere in the era of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  It will be almost impossible to escape our brief imprisonment inside the period without re-reading the story for the umpteenth time, or without viewing our favorite film version of that famous tale. So, while we…

Team Nicholas, or How to Build a Learning Machine

Today, for the first time ever, I will share my recipe for constructing an award winning high school graduate.  Why? you may ask.  In two words, the answer is:  Scholarship Grants. Ah, I see I have your attention.  Like my family, you’d do most anything to keep from making student loan payments well into your…