Too Much Noise

I’ve done plenty of browsing blogs, news articles, Twitter, and LinkedIn discussions. There’s so much noise out there and people wanting to be heard that I wonder if we really hear anything. Instead of adding more noise today, I thought I’d share some travel pictures with you that I’ve collected through the years. Maybe you’ll see a place you’d like to visit. Enjoy! This will be my last post for a few weeks. Our first U.S. guests will arrive on Sunday, and we’ll be busy sightseeing with them. Tschüß. Travels and Stories, Baer Necessitites

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Dream Lover

Do you hear that? No? It’s me whispering in your ear. You’re the one I hold close to my heart and I feel compelled to tell you so. I’ve dreamt a thousand dreams about you, and in those dreams you always warm me with your smile– amongst other things. You like that don’t you? I see a devious grin unzip across your face. Sometimes I lie awake at night wondering what you’re doing, or if you ever think about me. When you don’t answer, I close my eyes and drift off finding you receptive to my thoughts and feelings. Our …

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A Proper Way to Review

Amazon is my “go-to” place for all kinds of purchases, but I’ve only reviewed books. Product reviews seem uncomfortable to write. I guess I’m afraid of actually not understanding the instructions or the products proper use, so I’ve avoided these types of reviews. Since I understand books and writing, I believe I have reasonable experience to comment. In my pursuit of learning how to write product reviews, I came across some wonderful examples on Amazon that I’d like to share with you. The first product I’d like to discuss is the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. It’s safer than using a …

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Book Pairing of Unseen with Gummy Bear Cake

Up until now, I’ve been hesitant about reviewing books, but I figured, just because I’m an author doesn’t mean I can’t comment as a reader. There’s nothing I can do if someone wants to retaliate, and I shouldn’t let that silence my opinions. I love discussing books, and since I don’t belong to a book club, this is my way of discussion. Reader participation is highly encouraged and appreciated. I’ll be pairing my book reviews with a type of food or drink, and each section will receive stars based on a 5-star rating. Of course, these reviews are completely my …

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Where’d that come from?

A month ago, I told my husband that our dog lives the life of Riley. After I said it, I asked, “who is Riley, and what kind of life did he lead?” Then I started thinking about other words or phrases (idioms), so here is what I found out as to where they came from. Since there is always conflicting information out there, I’m going to find the one farthest in history (not Wikipedia). Living the life of Reilly 1 To answer my question, “who is Riley, and what kind of life did he lead?” is a boring one. When …

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