Happy Palate!

Chinese food has always been one of my favorite foods. Whether choosing beef, poultry, or fish, there is such a variety ranging from spicy to sweet and sour. Although I have to admit, I love food. Period. I wish I was the type who ate when hungry. Instead, I’m the type who eats to enjoy different flavors and dishes. Since I’ve become a stay-at-home wife, I’ve learned so many things about foods, and the importance of healthy eating. We do stray sometimes, but I try to replace processed, starchy, carb foods with homemade and healthy choices. I’ve replaced much of …

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Rewards of Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve lost myself in a book, ingested the writing style, and finished with the proud feeling of ‘this is what writing is all about’. Over the summer, I read three books that I fell in love with for the writing styles, the stories, and characters. Fiction writing isn’t as easy as most assume. One must understand language, create a plot and setting where the reader can join in the journey, and flawed characters that you either fall in love with or hate. In my opinion, these books achieved and went beyond the fundamentals of writing …

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The Writing Gene

Another special guest today, who has lived in some beautiful parts of the United States, and submerged herself in reading at an early age. Please give a warm welcome to Lenita Sheridan. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I moved to Washington state from Alaska when I was in my twenties. I had graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in English. I substituted in the Puget Sound Area and went to the University of Washington to study creative writing. I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Later, I moved to an island …

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Plenty to Do—Plenty to See

Today’s a continuation to our summer vacation in South Wales, UK. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by last week, you can check out Oh How Lovely to start at the beginning of our journey. Not far from our cottage was the Carreg Cennen Castle. I never tire of castles. While I roam the ruins, I think back to those difficult times, how much manpower was needed to build and protect, and how easily one fell prey to punishment. This castle was one of the more impressive ones. At the site of the castle, remains had been uncovered …

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