Book Review: “Alina: A Song for the Telling” by Malve von Hassell

Alina de Florac wants to be a musician. No big deal, right? Except the year is 1172. Smack dab in the middle of the Middle Ages. You know—the Crusades, kings and queens, journeys and jousts and fair maidens and all that jazz.  Alina’s instrument is the lute and she has been taught by the best—her … Continue reading Book Review: “Alina: A Song for the Telling” by Malve von Hassell

My Name is Susannah, and I’m an Introvert

Five months ago, the world exhaled a collective groan at the announcement that the COVID-19 virus was officially a pandemic and everyone had to isolate. Stay at home, they said. No bars, no work, no sports, no parties, no nuthin’. Reactions ranged from panic to indignance. I, however, was thrilled. I am a card-carrying, certified … Continue reading My Name is Susannah, and I’m an Introvert