Educated by Tara Westover Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Random House (2018) Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir Summary Growing up in the shadow of Buck’s Peak in Idaho, Tara’s family is suspicious of the outside world: of the government, of medical care, of schooling. In spite of physical, emotional, educational, and mental neglect, she is able to … Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover
An Adventurous Fall Weekend.
The weather was nice this weekend -- warm and beautiful. I'd been suffering from a bad cough all week and was starting to feel like myself a little bit so my husband took me out on little mini excursions. The Harley Davidson dealership had one of the humane societies out for an event called "Hogs … Continue reading An Adventurous Fall Weekend.
Seeing the Amish in the Modern World.
Photo by Simon Hurry on Pexels.com There's something about seeing the Amish out and about. They are a stark contrast between the modern, technological world and the old fashioned one. It's like seeing the 1800's come to life before your eyes. When I go shopping over in the next town over, there's a high chance … Continue reading Seeing the Amish in the Modern World.
Photo by Philipp M on Pexels.com It's three miles from our house to the pizza place on the bike path. If you were to walk, it'd take about an hour or so to get there. Last night, we decided to ride our bikes there and bike; it only took 30 minutes. Along the way we … Continue reading Bicycle Trips.
Things I Learned in Alaska.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If you don't live in Alaska, then you're in a non-Native. I learned this because when I talked to "natives," they would say "Non-natives, I mean, tourists..." They realized that outsiders would think that they were talking about indigenous folks and that's not necessarily what they meant.Everyone is obsessed with … Continue reading Things I Learned in Alaska.
Trying for a hole in one. My husband and I went to Top Golf last night with a couple of friends. It’s basically a driving range where you hit golf balls and try to hit in the different nets for points. It’s nice if you’re trying to improve your hits but mostly it’s a place … Continue reading Top Golf
The Words of Dreams.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “You can be anything you want,” they said. “The sky’s the limit. The world is your own.” “I want to be a writer,” I said. “I want to tell stories; books full of dreams and adventures and lovers united and overcoming adversity with faithful pets by my side.” “You can … Continue reading The Words of Dreams.
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com There's something about having the first of the month on a Saturday. It just seems like the world is setting itself right for a new beginning. First day of a new week, first day of a new month. Everything is right and nothing can go wrong. The morning started off … Continue reading Is.