I read a really great story today.  It was fast paced, funny and held my attention.  I wanted to know what happened next and I cared about the characters.  I liked how the story was woven of several threads that were followed by changing from viewpoint to viewpoint. Changing point of view is tricky in any story, and this one relied heavily on this technique.  Over-all, in this case, I believe it works well to promote the storyline.  It also needed to be developed more to give each viewpoint character more unique qualities to their voice and the point of … Continue reading

Both Cannot Be True

Character matters. Good character is built on the virtues such as honesty, prudence, courage, and fortitude among others. Virtues such as honesty should be considered by every voter to be essentials in a candidate. What mostly disturbs me about this news is that those in our government charged with enforcing our constitution, especially those portions about who is and who is not eligible to run for the presidency of the United States, did NOTHING to find out the truth and enforce our constitutional laws BEFORE the election in 2008 and since then still nothing.  Clearly they have failed in the … Continue reading

Book Review: The Eighty Dollar Champion

Sometimes a book is so interesting to me that it takes less than two days for me to read it through.  THE EIGHTY DOLLAR CHAMPION: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts is one such book. This is the story of the horse who came to be known as Snowman.  He was purchased off the slaughterhouse truck by a horseman, Harry de Leyer, who saw something in the beat up old gelding’s eyes that caused him to think that he needed to take this horse home in spite of his underfed appearance.  The old gray gelding came to … Continue reading