Book Review

Date: June 2022Reviewer: Kathy KochesTitle: The Mexico Lunch PartyAuthor: Sonia Day Brief Synopsis:  This is the enchanting story of four women “of a certain age” from four different countries, who bond over a love of cooking and gardening. They call themselves the Sisters of the Soil. The women come together every few years at one …

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Poetry Niche

Anticipation The vivid hues of flowers are muted by the dust. The radiant green of leaves now dully turned to rust. The nightly coquetries of dews, Prove but a faithless lover’s ruse. The empurpled glory of jacaranda bloom, lie in dusty heaps beneath a gardener’s broom. The barbed-wire whine of the cicadas, disturb the heated …

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Pink Pencils

One chilly morning in late August, I drove in to work like every other Saturday. I had a job behind a checkout counter in a big box office supply store. Banners hung in all the windows advertising back-to-school specials. That particular morning, before the early rush, a large, white Infiniti SUV pulled into a parking …

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Verdant View – August 2022

August August’s official birth flowers include the gladiolus and poppy. August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman calendar. August 1, traditionally known as Lammas Day, was a festival to mark the annual wheat …

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YOU and Your Doctor Are Your Medical Team – August 2022

Your professional relationship with your family doctor / PCP [Primary Care Physician] is an important part of your life. Without being ‘funny’ it will be almost as important as the one you have / had with your spouse / partner. The difference is your doctor will help guide you to make decisions about your health …

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