Two Recent Reviews of My Novel

In the last few weeks, I have received two more reviews of my novel, Torn Between Worlds, A Mexican immigrant's journey to find herself, on Goodreads. In case you don't subscribe to Goodreads or may not have seen the reviews, I thought I would share them here. (By the way, I love Goodreads, an online … Continue reading Two Recent Reviews of My Novel

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book Review

Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee This important book, first published in 1970, tells the deeply disturbing story of how white European settlers wiped out the majority of the Native Americans living in America through murder, transmission of diseases, such as smallpox, and starvation. Native Americans of many tribes had their hunting lands taken away … Continue reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book Review

The Hypocrisy of Texas Politicians

They want to control a woman's womb like in the Handmaid’s Tale They want to encourage vigilantes to report on women who violate the abortion deadline of 6 weeks This kind of Republic of Gilead control is acceptable to them But mandating masks to protect people from a life-threatening illness, a worldwide pandemic.... This kind … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Texas Politicians

Bearing Witness to Unspeakable Crimes

A visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland is a difficult emotional experience but it is one way we can honor the victims of unspeakable crimes against humanity. It's important to see what happened there so that nothing so heinous can ever occur again anywhere in the world. The death of millions of innocent men, … Continue reading Bearing Witness to Unspeakable Crimes

What’s Special About Warsaw

Most of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.  In response, the Poles rebuilt the city as it was before it was destroyed. They did this over many years with the help of photographs taken and paintings done before the devastation. Talk about a resilient people! Isn't that something? Hitler wanted all … Continue reading What’s Special About Warsaw

US leaving “Graveyard of Empires.”

Lesleigh Coyer in front of the grave of her brother, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Coyer, at Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery in March 2013. He died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been called the "graveyard of Empires." The British tried to take over the country twice and failed. The Russians also … Continue reading US leaving “Graveyard of Empires.”