Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Right Place at the Right Time: Stories from a Life in Education by Curtis Connaughty ISBN: 978-1-5320-1658-5

The Right Place at the Right Time: Stories from a Life in Education by Curtis Connaughty is a very entertaining and heart-warming story of a man, starting with his childhood on the farm, through his school years, military service, and marriage to the love of his life.

Much of Mr. Connaughty’s work life was devoted to educating the young people of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He was both a teacher and an administrator and, in my opinion, excelled at both.  Mrs. Connaughty was a teacher, too.

There was a time of sadness in their lives together, but, overall, this book brought a smile to my day. I enjoyed reading the various ways Mr. Connaughty dealt with discipline issues at the school. (You definitely need to read about the mother going to school!). It was also very interesting to read about how the school and its various programs grew over the years as the surrounding community did.

I hope that Mr. Connaughty’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren realize what a treasure he has given them with this book. I would give most anything to have such a book detailing the lives of my great-grandparents, learning what was important to them and what brought joy to their everyday lives.
The Right Place at the Right Time earns all five stars. If you enjoy learning about the lives of other people and communities, you will enjoy this book very much.

It is like spending the day with Grandpa, listening to his stories.




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Thursday, July 12, 2018

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine ISBN: 978-1-62203-907-4

Wow! It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine is an amazing book! It is one of the best books that I (Suzanne) have read on the topic of grief. It deals primarily with sudden, unexpected loss, but I believe it applies across the board. Losing a loved one is heart-wrenching, whether you know it is coming or not. But, when it happens unexpectedly, it puts it right in your face just how little control we have and how unpredictable life can be.

Reading this book was like meeting a new friend, one who understands how you feel because she has been there. She hasn’t been exactly where I’ve been, but she has had the rug pulled out from under her, too, and knows there’s no putting things back as they had been before.

Ms. Devine has helped me to not feel so alone in my unresolved grief. She knows it takes more than two weeks to grieve the loss of a loved one. Two weeks, two years, a lifetime, we don’t ever get over it. The loss becomes a part of who we are.

She has also taught me that how I have handled the grief of others, though my intentions were to try to comfort, did nothing but potentially cause more pain to the one suffering. I had no idea that when I shared my sorrow, in an effort to say “I understand,” it set up a grief competition of sorts and feelings of “This is about ME, not you. Why isn’t my grief important?”, and many other hurt feelings in the grieving person. I am working on changing the way that I deal with the grief of friends and acquaintances, in an effort to not cause further pain.  I didn’t realize the effect my words were potentially having because I never took it as belittling my grief when others shared theirs.

This book is emotional, well-written, and the education in grief that we all need, most especially those in the mental health field.

If you have lost someone, if  you have been expected to process it on their timeline instead of your own, you need this book, if for no other reason than to find someone else who truly understands your pain.

Five Star Review


We give It’s OK That You’re Not OK five stars and then some. It is a great book and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to read it!

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Journey into Health: Heal Yourself with Meditation and the Aid of Your Spirit Guides by Katrina Blecher ISBN: 978-1-5043-8336-3

Whenever we are asked to review a book, we try to read it with an open mind.  Some books are just a little out of our area.

We don’t normally deal with spirit guides or similar.  Journey into Health: Heal Yourself with Meditation and the Aid of Your Spirit Guides by Katrina Blecher does speak of the author consulting her spirit guides to learn more about her.

That being said, we read this book based on what it is meant to be and where it is coming from.  This is what we did, or at least attempted to do.

Blecher spent much of her time telling her readers what she learned from her spirit guides and a little about them. This was good and kind of interesting. What she did not do was really tell her readers how they could find theirs, although she did touch on this a little.

If this book is meant as a how-to guide, we really missed finding the how-to part.  There were some interesting tales regarding what the author did and what she found out by doing it.


Overall, we give Journey into Health three stars.  It is entertaining and might be helpful for some.  We just couldn’t see how we could make it apply very well in our lives.


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Starsprairie Egg Cooker Poached Hard Boiled Soft Silicone Egg Maker without Shell For Microwave Stovetop Egg Cooker Pack of 6 (3 Green + 3 Red) ASIN: B07C2NS4NC

What a great idea.  These little egg cookers make boiling eggs so much easier, once you get the knack.

We all like our eggs a little bit differently.  Some, like our youngest daughter, may want their eggs super hard boiled.  Others might like theirs very runny.

The thing to do is get you a little cooking spray, like Pam, spray the inside of the cooker, and follow the included directions the first time.



After that, you will want to add or subtract time so that you can get your eggs exactly the way you want them. Remember, while using this trial and error to always use the same pot and always use plenty of water.

What we like about these egg cookers is you don’t have to peel the eggs when you are done.  Simply spray the cooker, crack the egg, and pour it in the cooker.  Once it is done, you might need to use a spoon to coax it out of the cooker, but other than that, no fuss.

You will love these little cookers.  They are colorful and fun. They make a great gift.  Experimenting to get the eggs to the consistency you want is a lot of fun, too.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Greed on Trial: Doctors and Patients Unite to Fight Big Insurance by Theresa Barta ISBN: 978-1-61254-969-9

We all know the system is broken.  Everyone wants the largest piece of the health care pie they can get.  We have read books about health care organizations that disciplined doctors because they did not order loads of expensive tests.  We have heard about doctors doing everything they could to get their name on a patient’s bill. We have read about doctors who referred all patients to other doctors just so their practice could get more billing.

Now, we see the reverse with a twist.  In Greed on Trial: Doctors and Patients Unite to Fight Big Insurance by Theresa Barta, we read about health care providers who make money by not providing services.

This is just too bizarre for words.  Barta takes us through the cases of three different California doctors, each who was terminated or otherwise punished because they wanted to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

It is a shame that these patients had to deal with the same indifferent doctors that most of us have had to deal with before finding the right doctor.  Then, their doctor was taken away from them by bureaucracy.

Almost all doctors these days spend more time typing on their computers than they do actually listening to their patients.  I have had to say to my doctor, “Listen to me. You may have heard it all before, but I have never told it before.” This works for this 6’ 3” redneck, but might not work for everyone. In California, they have found a way to get paid NOT to do their jobs.  This is amazing.


Greed on Trial is a very interesting book.  It is well-written and engaging.  We give it all five stars. We think the stories are told well and the book reads very much like watching your favorite court shows where you see the building of the case and then hear the outcome.


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