“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen
1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: If you want to read a book by Angelou, let it be this one. She writes about her difficult childhood, working with Martin Luther King Jr, the multifaceted relationship with her mother, and her unorthodox friendship with Billy Holiday. Oh, so scandalous! After reading Caged Bird, I guarantee you’ll be addicted forever to Angelou’s voice.
Having influence is not about elevating self, but about lifting others.
Elizabeth Berg: I’ve termed Berg my hot fudge sundae author, which means her words taste good and cause you to say Ahhhh, Ooooo, Yessss. I’ve read all of her books more than once, including Talk before Sleep, The Day I Ate Whatever I wanted, Pull of the Moon, Open House & Home Safe. She says what women want to say before we say it. ( Pull of the Moon is my favorite )
“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.” –Virginia Woolf, Orlando
- Chopped: I tape every episode. For me, cooking is like writing. Starting from nothing and creating something beautiful— adding a herb for depth, a spice for substance, a spice for a kick in the ass. I’m obsessed.
Kay’s House, May 26, 2010. The darkest day of our lives.
When I met God again, I resurrected from the fire—Kim Sisto Robinson
~On May 26, 2010, I died.
—–This post was inspired by the legendary blogger, Good Day Regular People
Cable Beach Casino, Nassau, Bahamas I worked w/ this cutie.
- I come from Sicily, Sweden, Bahamas, Minnesota, & Cable Beach Casino…
…where I dealt black jack to movie stars and dirty old men who blew raspberry flavored smoke into my face at the old Playboy Club.
image by misteraitch
The Lord turned to me and He heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, and out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on rock. He put a new song in my mouth……Psalm 40:1–3
—–I’ve been inside the black hole of depression.