Seeing Savannah

Seeing Savannah By Travels with John Towler  – July 22, 2018 331 My wife and I visited Savannah several years ago and liked it so much we decided to go … Continue Reading →


A Review of Katrina by James Frey

Title: Katerina Author: James Frey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Release Date: September 11, 2018 Format: hardback Pages: 320 From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little … Continue Reading →


A Bad Experience at the Olde Pink House restaurant

We ate at this restaurant in Savannah, Georgia and wish we hadn’t. I am a travel writer and wanted to sample this place as it was highly recommended. It was … Continue Reading →


Dear Mrs. Bird

Title: Dear Mrs. Bird Author: AJ Pearce Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scribner Release Date: July 3, 2018 Format: hardback Pages: 288 “A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful.” —Nina Stibbe, author of … Continue Reading →


Full Disclosure

Title: Full Disclosure Author: Beverley McLachlin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada Release Date: May 1, 2018 Format: all Pages: 352 From the former Chief Justice of Canada comes … Continue Reading →


One week in the Dominican Republic  

We spent one week at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic at an all-inclusive hotel. In general we were pleased and enjoyed it. We went to the IFA Villas Bavaro … Continue Reading →


What are some of your family traditions?

I started our Christmas tradition about 70 years ago. In 1948 I bought my mother a pair of Christmas candles at a nearby Woolworth store. They were in the shape … Continue Reading →


What is one of the riskiest things you’ve ever done?

One of the riskiest things was to apply for and then accept a position to teach at the High Park Forest School in Toronto. Lorna saw an advertisement in one … Continue Reading →


America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

Title: America the Anxious Author: Ruth Whippman Genre: Psychology Publisher: Macmillan Release Date: October 4, 2016 Pages: 256 Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? … Continue Reading →


The Spanish Watchtowers

There are many watchtowers along the coast of Southern Spain built to watch for pirates and other invaders from the South. The pirates attacked shipping and often conducted land raids … Continue Reading →