Friday, June 26, 2015

contact me via e mail to buy a copy of Sandra's book

Only a few copies remain for sale of Whirlwind-the Butcher Banking Scandal by Sandra Lea

Olive Kitteridge--mini-series reshowing on HBO----really good; funny and so true

The HBO mini-series based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Olive Kitteridge” delivers big time! With a stellar cast led by the astounding Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins, we see the two main characters Olive and Henry vacillate between love and despair, kindness and absence of human connection. Scenes from a marriage with a bitter edge.

Frances McDormand eats in every scene, almost----She is so awesome.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Read another good book today Zoo by James Patterson


All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.


With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)
I enjoyed this book, but it is fanciful as all Patterson's books are. You have to suspend your believe system in major parts of it, but it is a grand way to spend a day when your TV is off because Comcast can't get their butts out here to replace a bad box.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Game of Thrones----a big night----too many unanswered questions

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

What are you reading this summer? I read a fabulous book today Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

The case of the Memphis 3 has led me to oppose the death penalty. There are far too few people being held on Death Row who are innocent and most of them are black men. Sad and sickening.

The case of Damien Echols led me to the name of Bryan Stevenson. Bryan didn't have anything to do with Damien's case, but I got his book title and read it today. 

Just Mercy is about Bryan's life as an attorney hoping to help mostly men, but he has helped women too, who have been put on Death Row who are innocent. He has been able to see over 100 get released; some served over 50 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. 

Since our judicial system makes so many errors that means that innocent folks winds up in prison, we need to stop killing people. The cases will truly frighten you. All young people should have to read this book and maybe they would not be so careless with their behavior. 

In one case a very poor woman has a miscarriage and the baby is still born. A nosy neighbor tells on her for burying the child in her yard (the lady cannot afford a proper burial). The woman who already had five other children is arrested and on the testimony of a youthful coroner she is sent to jail for life. Bryan was able to get her out of jail after 10 years, but no one could ever repay her for the pain and agony of going to jail when there was no crime.

Anyway, I totally recommend this book. Turn the TV off and stop reading about Bruce/Caitlin and READ something of value. 

No SEW book bags; easy peasy

 Use a colorful tee shirt.
Cut one end to make fringe.
Pull the cloth until it stretches and tie the ends.
Cut 2 holes in the top and tie off strips of cloth to make handles.
NO SEW and it holds together really well.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I must have watched this 15 times. What a race!!!!  American Pharoah leads the entire race, but the jockey is holding him back most of the way. Just before the last turn the jockey lets him go and he shoots off like a bullet. What a ride!!!!  What a horse!!!! He ran his heart out; great event!!!!

American Pharoah

As they say, the 2 l/2 most exciting minutes in sports.

What a horse!!!