Nature Lovers: Chase Away Those Winter Blues

Are you chomping so hard at the bit for spring to arrive that you broke a tooth? Have you planted artificial flowers in your yard for the lack of colorful, living flowers – and even worse, convinced yourself they are real? If so, my friend, you may be suffering from a...

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Winter Reading: Let Nature Entertain You!

Get the most out of winter.  With so many folks working from home or just staying home due to the pandemic, here are some book ideas that can enhance your “stay at home” life-style by honing in on all that nature has to offer. Bird watching used to be for old fuddy duddies...

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Fantastic Cinnamon

In 1969 Tommy Roe sang “Cinnamon – let me in!”   While he may have been talking to his girlfriend, I’m telling you to let the spice, Cinnamon, into your pantry.  Cinnamon is one of the most beneficial spices in the world. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the Cinnamomum...

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Interview with Ellen Byron & Maria DiRico

It’s a double good time when I get to interview two great authors rolled into one!  Yes, I’m talking about Ellen Byron, author of Cajun Country Mysteries and who is also Maria DiRico, author of the Catering Hall Mystery series.  No matter which series you read and enjoy...

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MOVE IT! Workout Oldies from the Vault

No two ways about it – last year was a rough year.  Time to lose that 2020 stress through exercise and fitness regimes.  Whether you choose outside activities such as walking, running, biking — or staying indoors doing stretches, weights, yoga, etc., music will...

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Crossed Skis, an Alpine Mystery by Carol Carnac

Crossed Skis is yet another lost gem from the British Library of Crime Classics.  It’s actually two separate and engaging mysteries, both are incredibly well done and melded together to create an utterly engaging tale. It’s 1951 London and the book opens with a group...

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