Category: Voices

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: May 4 – 11, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: May 4 – 11, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — You may feel like you’re in a dangerous spot, though you don’t understand why. This feeling might increase over the next few days. One thing to be cautious of is taking on responsibilities that are not really your own, or putting yourself in the place where you could be held […]

  • From My Bookshelf: A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    From My Bookshelf: A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    By Lynn Willoughby A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery ~  Louise Penny Life is changing for Armand Gamache.  He has been demoted in the Surete, he is questioning his choice to return as a homicide inspector.  But when a young woman goes missing from his village of Three Pines, he gets involved. No […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 27 – May 4, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 27 – May 4, 2020

    By Amy Elliott Aries When it comes to getting involved in a fierce argument, especially online, opportunities abound. Trolls, and people with nothing better to do, are busily provoking fights on every single subject under the sun. However, there is no need for you to become drawn into any of it. Your time and energy […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Olive Again

    From My Bookshelf: Olive Again

    By  Lynn Willoughby Olive Again ~ Elizabeth Strout Olive is getting old.  She is lonely.  She is not any more likable than when she was married to Henry and teaching high school math.  She has a big personality, is judgmental, acerbic and short tempered.  And I really like her. This book is a series of stories […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 20 – 27, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 20 – 27, 2020

    By Amy Elliott Aries During this peculiar phase of our history, you are increasingly aware that now is not a time to hide behind false concepts or choose to believe something because it’s convenient. Treat your honesty as your best and most vital resource, especially when you’re speaking to yourself. Current circumstances are affording you […]

  • From My Bookshelf: My Name is Eva

    From My Bookshelf: My Name is Eva

    By Lynn Willoughby My Name is Eva ~ Suzanne Goldring Her parents call her Evelyn, her husband called her Evie, when she was working in Germany just at the end of WWII she was called Eva, and when she is in her nineties, living in a seniors home, the night staff call her Hildegard. The story […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 13 – 20, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 13 – 20, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — Telling the truth makes many people uncomfortable most of the time, and some people uncomfortable all of the time. Is that a reason to lie? Is it a reason to couch your truth in a press release, so as not to “offend” anyone? Let’s repeat two of those words: your […]

  • Faith Forum: The Good News…3 Days Later

    Faith Forum: The Good News…3 Days Later

    By Gloria Wessner Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, […]

  • Faith Forum: Keep the Faith – Find the Faith

    Faith Forum: Keep the Faith – Find the Faith

    ‘Where are you God?’ is one of the most common questions for people, particularly when we go through a very difficult time like covid-19 that is completely out of our control. Between loss of jobs, learning to cope with one another 24/7, suddenly becoming teachers, children being cooped up and not being allowed to play with […]

  • From My Bookshelf: One Brother Shy

    From My Bookshelf: One Brother Shy

    By Lynn Willoughby One Brother Shy ~Terry Fallis This beloved Canadian author was speaking at the Turner Valley library in the fall and I was lucky enough to hear him.  Mush like his books, he is witty, warm and very candid.  While none of his books is autobiographical, all have elements of his life story in […]

  • Faith Forum: It Is Finished

    Faith Forum: It Is Finished

    By Gloria Wessner The words “it is finished” rang in her ears as Mary stumbled and tripped over the rocks on the hill at Golgotha. It couldn’t be, it just couldn’t be true what had just happened; but it was. There was the cross, with her friend hanging on it. His weary head now bent and […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 6 – 13, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: April 6 – 13, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — In order to resolve this thing known as authority issues, it’s necessary to become granular about what happened to you as a child. I do not mean claiming victim status. I mean understanding the way that you were treated, how you felt being treated that way, and what it means […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Native Tongue

    From My Bookshelf: Native Tongue

    By Lynn Willoughby Native Tongue ~ Carl Hiassen Sometimes after reading a series of difficult, tragic, inhumane books, I need a change.  I need to read something by David Sedaris, Christopher Moore, Terry Fallis or Carl Hiassen.  This book of fiction gave me the laughter, the silliness and the satire I needed. The Amazing Kingdom of […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: March 30 – April 6, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: March 30 – April 6, 2020

    By Amy Elliott Aries Your ruler Mars is about to enter Aquarius, your 11th solar house, where it joins the newly arrived Saturn. In this extraordinary moment, that confers on you certain responsibilities. In some respects, at least, the buck stops with you. You might find yourself in a position of organizing the household, or […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Nickel Boys

    From My Bookshelf: The Nickel Boys

    By Lynn Willoughby The Nickel Boys ~ Colson Whitehead This is not a true story, but it is based on an actual home for juvenile boys and the archaeological evidence and forensic studies of the grave sites found on the grounds after the 111 years the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys was active.  The location […]