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Singing Voicemails

Posted 2 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with bereavement, death and dying, family relationships, grief and Loss - psychology

Have you ever saved a voicemail for eight years? I have, and I think it's possible that many of us have a saved voicemail or two, it's just not something we talk about. Before my mom passed away, she would call me every morning around 8:15 and we would talk before I left for work. Then, that tradition ended. One of her voicemails lived on...a long time.

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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted 6 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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Obsessed with Living in a Dream

Posted 10 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with American History, discrimination, memoirs, personal narratives, rock musicians - biography, United States - Race Relations and women rock musicians

As I first started reading Patti Smith’s work, M Train, I was torn. Torn because I loved to get lost in her world, and also upset because she had the luxury of being lost in it on a daily basis, and well, I didn’t.

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I Want It Black

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Mystery & Thrillers | Tagged with Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, suspense and War Fiction

All of us have a darker side that we must answer to, and sometimes it comes through in our need for a good dastardly read. So, if you’re tired of bubble gum and happy endings, read on for a few reads that will further darken that inky place you may need to exhume.

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