Monthly Archives: February 2011


Sneezes and Sniffles

Earlier this month I finally fell victim to the dreaded winter cold. Even though I took all of the required preventive measures (stay out of drafts, button your coat, put your gloves on, wash your hands, and take your vitamins) I nonetheless succumbed to that annual malady. First came the occasional sniffle, then a random [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:39+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Valley Memories Articles|0 Comments

Book Review: THE HOSTAGE by Susan Wiggs

Action. Adventure. Suspense. Murder. Mayhem. Kidnapping. Isolation. Desolation. Near Death. Introspection. Rape. Romance. Compassion. Empathy. Self-Reinvention.  All of this and more set against the backdrop of The Great Chicago Fire. When Deborah Sinclair experiences one life-changing event, she is unprepared for a chain-of-events that is set in motion on the night of the Chicago Fire. [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:39+00:00February 18th, 2011|Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book Review: THE MUMMY CASE (Amelia Peabody, Book 3) by Elizabeth Peters

Intrepid Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her irrascible husband, who has been dubbed the "Father of Curses" by the Egyptian natives, once again set forth to uncover the treasures of the ancient pharoahs. This time they take along with them their young son nicknamed Ramses and John, a servant in their employ from England. Relegated to [...]

By |2011-02-07T19:28:24+00:00February 7th, 2011|Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book Review: TWO OLD WOMEN: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis

In this well-told tale of two tribewomen who are in their old age we see what determination can do. Having earned the respect of their tribe these two women have been content to let others do for them over the years. But their age hinders the tribespeople's movements and they are facing a brutal winter. [...]

By |2011-02-07T19:26:42+00:00February 7th, 2011|Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments


This beautiful story explores the human aspect of Jesus. We learn of the everyday interaction between Jesus the man and Miriam the Magdalene who was his wife. The writing leaves no doubt that this historical figure was larger than life and challenges everything we think we know about him. As a lifelong Catholic I had [...]

By |2011-02-07T19:20:23+00:00February 7th, 2011|Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments