An American Immigrant

Life is magical if you live it. If you look outside the box, move outside your comfort zone, question government, converse with people, and enjoy the beauty of the world. Through my life, I’ve always been one not to conform to the norm. Traveling was always something I enjoyed, and I’m one who embraces change. This set me apart from many people within the different circles of my life. I’ve been given a different opportunity to live outside the box, outside the familiar, and continue to question people and things I experience. Opportunity presented itself with the simplicity of an …

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Another day, another review. My husband and I joined a book club through meetup.com. This international site helps you meet people with similar interests. We’ve been slacking on reading,  so we thought a book club would get us back into the groove. We had our first meeting in December where we introduced ourselves and decided on a book. I, of course, am a dork and brought a two-page list of the books I wanted to read and their descriptions. One of the books on my list, and the chosen one, was All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr—the …

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Starlight, Starbright, The First Star is Starling

To start the author interviews for this year is Ben Starling. A boxer, an artist, a writer, Ben interweaves his talents and love of life. Please give Ben a warm welcome and enjoy getting to know him. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. My passions in life (in addition to writing and art) are sports—especially boxing—and marine conservation. So of course, these had to feature prominently in my first novel! I still coach boxing and consistently choose to keep fit with sports based in or around water: Currently I’m fond of swimming and hiking along the canals in my …

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Good Morning and Happy New Year Germanica!

And everyone else out there. It’s a new year and fresh starts always get me excited in a non-sexual way (I think that needed clarification). For Christmas, my husband and I decided we should each choose one gift. Amazon had a sale on Kindle Fire, so my husband jumped on it, and I got a portable stepper. So while he sits his butt in a chair reading, I’ll be on my stepper getting rid of the holiday season’s extra pound violation. What did you get for Christmas? Which brings me to my next item—resolutions. I’m one of those people who …

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