Living With Joy

Just one person trying to live their life with Joy

Storm Surge

Moving to an area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been very interested in learning more about what the storm felt like in this area.  My memories of the … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Canada Day!!

Happy Birthday to my favourite country and the place I still call home.

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Like a Painting

The unusual light reminded me of a painting.

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beach Cannon

Why doesn’t every beach have a cannon?

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Beloved World

I picked up the audio book of Sonia Sotomayer’s memoir My Beloved World as part of my attempts to broaden my influence base.  I hadn’t realized how….  white…. my US … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beach Sunset

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Golden Guardian

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Swapping Lives

Four years ago I read a book called Life Swap by Jane Green, which is set half in London and half in Connecticut.  At the time I was living just … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Early Summer Evening

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Marina Sunset

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (23)

Landline - Rainbow Rowell (3 1/2)

The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri (3 1/2)

Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden (4)*

And the Dark and Sacred Night - Julia Glass (4)*

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (4)

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny ( 3 1/2)

Saving Grace - Jane Green ( 3 1/2)

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline (4)*

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant (3 1/2)

The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion (3 1/2)

Lila - Marilynne Robinson (4)*

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (4)

Swindle - Gordon Korman (4)

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (4)

The Story Hour - Thrity Umrigar (4)

Heat Wave - Nancy Thayer (4)

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (4 1/2)*

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (4)

A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler (3 1/2)

Swapping Lives - Jane Green (4)

Tempting Fate - Jane Green (3)

We Are Called to Rise - Laura McBride (3)

Colorless Life of Tsukuru Tazaki - Haruki Murakami (3 1/2)

Non-Fiction (13)

Long Mile Home - Helman & Russell

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett*

Stitches - Anne Lamott

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg*

Yes Please - Amy Poehler*

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck - Michael Rubin*

Searching for Sunday - Rachel Held Evans

Simplicity - Richard Rohr*

My Big Bottom Blessing - Teasi Cannon

Every Day I Fight - Stuart Scott

My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor*

Storm Surge - Adam Sobel

Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal

* highly recommended

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