Category Archives: Books

Dancing Queen

I watched the entire season 2 of The Crown on Netflix in just a few days. It was so good I couldn’t help myself. Claire Foy’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II is a wonder to watch. She speaks volumes without … Continue reading

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Piano in the background

It was one of those days as a volunteer pianist when I wasn’t sure anyone had noticed I was there. I didn’t expect my audience’s undivided attention. After all, I was playing background music during lunch. I knew there’d be … Continue reading

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I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

I don’t read novels very often—I prefer biographies and memoirs—but I recently enjoyed Elizabeth Is Missing, a mystery by Emma Healey. The main character, an elderly London woman named Maud, narrates her own story. She fears that something terrible has … Continue reading

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