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Books I've Read - 2024

Nonfiction

 

May

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Betwen Darkness and Spritual Growth, Gerald G. May, 2004

Saving Harlan Brandt: A Survivor and His Good Samaritans, Kent Warneke and Kevin Warneke, 2024

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2024

 

April

The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and The Next World War, Jim Sciutto, 2024

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: american Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism, 2023

Deadlest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker, 2017

The Year that Broke Politics, Luke Nichter, 2023

March

Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness, Richard Lui, 2021

Disproven: My Unbiased search for Voter fraud for the Trump Campaign, The Data That Shows Why He Lost, and How We Can Improve Our Elections, Ken Block, 2024

February

Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America, Barbara McQuade, 2024

Taking Down Trump,: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully, Tristan Snell, 2024

Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election, Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, 2024

January

The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis, 2018

The Big Fail, Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean, 2023

Starkweather, Harry N. Maclean, 2023

 

 

Fiction and Poetry

 

May

The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie, 2015

April

Poems to Cherish from the Salesian Collection, Compiled and Edited by Sara Tarascio, 1993

Lost Birds, Anne HIllerman, 2024

The Women, Kristin Hannah, 2024

March

Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery, 1908

My Lost Freedom: A Japanese American World War II Story, George Takei, 2024*

February

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, 2019

The Tangled Tale of the Woolgathering Castoffs, Sharon Mondragon, 2024

January 

Beyond the High HIlls: A Book of Eskimo Poems, Photographs by Guy Mary Rouseliere, 1961

They Mystery Guest, Nita Prose, 2023

The Nurse Murders, Jon Talton, 2023

 

*Children's Book

 

Books I've Read - 2023

Nonfiction

 

December

Oath and Honor, A Memoir and a Warning, Liz Cheney, 2023

Network of Lies: the Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy, Brian Stelter, 2023

Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party, Jonathan Karl, 2023

Where the Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation, Andrew Weissmann, 2020

November

Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and the Washington Post, Martin Baron, 2023

Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism, Rachel Maddow, 2023

Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country, Adam Kinzinger, 2023

Standing My Ground: A Capitol Police Officer's Fight for Accountability and Good Trouble After January 6th, Harry Dunn, 2023

October

Enough, Cassidy Hutchinson, 2023

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Joe Biden, 2017

Here, Right Matters: An American Story, Alexander Vidman, 2023

The Conspiracy to End America: Five Ways My Old Party is Driving ourDemocracy to Autocracy, Stuart Stevens, 2023

September

The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five-Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party, Dana Milbank, 2023

The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future, Franklin Foer, 2023

Joyful Defiance: Death Does Not Win the Day, Anna Madsen, 2022

Eat Cake for Breakfast and 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness, Viola Sutanto, 2021

Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, 2021

August

Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom, Ilyon Woo, 2023

Blowback, A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump, Miles Taylor, 2023

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life's Work fighting for a More Perfect Union, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2021

The Flag, The Cross, and The Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened, Bill McKibben, 2022

Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, Jeffrey Toobin, 2023

July

Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, Michael Walman, 2023

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande, 2014

June

The Joy of Politics, Amy Klobuchar, 2023

Hold the Line, Michael Fanone, 2022

Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself, Luke Russert, 2023

Rough Draft, Katie Tur, 2022

May

Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation, John Lewis, 2021

 

April

Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court's Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences, Joan Biskupic, 2023

The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children, Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter, 2022

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out and Finding the Courage to Lead, Cecile Richards, 2018

 

March

Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell, Tim Miller, 2022

Trust the Plan: the Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America, Will Sommer, 2023

Soul Spa: 40 Days of Spiritual Renewal, Sharla Fritz, 2015

Dinner for One: How Cooking in Paris Saved Me, 2022

 

February

Revenge: How Donald Trump Weaponized the US Department of Justice Against His Critics, Michael Cohen, 2022

Freed to Love and Live Again: My Journey through Grief to Wounded Healing, a Liberating Theology and Social Justice Ministry, Brian Erickson, 2022

When the Northern Lights Went Dark: My Journey through Loss and Grief to Healing and Hope, Brian Erickson, 2019

People vs Donald Trump: An Inside Account, Mark Pomerantz, 2023

 

January

Donald Trump v. the United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President, Michael Schmidt, 2023

That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life, Garrison Keillor, 2020

Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6, Steven Sund, 2023

The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden's White House, Chris Whipple, 2023

 

 

Fiction and Poetry

 

December

Poem a Day, Volume 2, Laurie Sheck, 2003.

November

Collateral Damage, J.A. Jance, 2023

October

Blessing of the Lost Girls, J.A. Jance, 2023

City of Dark Corners, Jon Talton, 2021

The Last Devil to Die, John Osman, 2023

The Exchange: After the Firm, John Grisham, 2023

September

Toast Mortem, Claudia Bishop, 2010

Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, James McBride, 2023

August

The Maid, Nita Prose, 2022

The Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford, 2013

July

Central Park West: A Crime Novel, James Comey, 2023

All the Demons are Here, Jake Tapper, 2023

 

June

Rogue Justice, Stacey Abrams, 2023

The Covenant of Water, Abraham Verghese, 2023

 

May

The Way of the Bear, Anne HIllerman, 2023

Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, 2022

The A List, J.A. Jance, 2019

The House in the Pines, Ana Reyes, 2023

Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits, A. L. Herbert, 2020

 

April

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins, 2020

Night Flight to Paris, Cara Black, 2023

 

March

Heartburn, Nora Ephron, 1983 (Forward by Stanley Tucci, 2023)

Three Hours in Paris, Cara Black, 2020

The Silver Star,  Jeanette Walls, 2013

 

February

Code Name Blue Wren, Jim Popkin, 2023

Remarkably Bright Creatures, Shelby Van Pelt, 2022

 

January 

The Diamond Eye, Kate Quinn, 2022

 

*Children's Book

Books I've Read - 2022

Nonfiction


December

A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, Gregory Zuckerman, 2021

Uncontrolled Spread:Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How we Can Defeat the Next Pandemic, Scott Gottlieb, 2021

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known, Peggy Rowe, 2020

When the Northern LIghts Went Dark: My Journey through Loss and Grief to Healing and Hope, Brian Erickson, 2019


November

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, Maggie Haberman, 2022

Lifelines:A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health, Lena Wen, 2021


September

The Divider: Trump in the White House, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, 2022

Holding the Line: Inside the Nation's Preeminent US Attorney's Office and Its Battle With The Trump Justice Department, 2022

Gunfight, Ryan Busse, 2021

Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission, 2022


August

Broken News:Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America & How to Fight Back, Chris Stirewalt, 2022

The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2022, Jonathan Lemire


July

A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Dense During Extraordinary Times, Mark T. Esper, 2022

Mar-A-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace, Laurence Leamer, 2019


June

The Fourth Man: The Hunt for a KGB Spy at the Tip of the CIA and the Rise of Putin's Russia, Robert Baer, 2022


May

A Man Walks Into a Barn: Navigating Fatherhood in the Flawed and Fascinating world of Horses, Chad Oldfather, 2021

This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, 2022

Stepping Back from the Edge: A Daughter's Search for Truth and Renewal, Laura Trujillo, 2022


April

Every Day is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth, 2021

Places Along the Way: Meditations on the Journey of Faith, Martin Marty and Michah Marty, 1994

The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family, David Cay Johnson,  2021

Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick,  J. David McSwane, 2022


March

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, Angela Stent, 2019

Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir, Marie Yovanovitch, 2022


February

F**k Death: An Honest Guide to Getting through Grief Without the Condolences, Sympathy, and Other BS, Steve Case, 2020


January

The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a time of Pandemic and Change, Pauline Boss, 2022

The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped it, Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague, 2022

Fiction and Poetry


December

100 Poets: A Little Anthology, John Carey, 2021


November

Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver, 2022


October

The Rose Code, Kate Quinn, 2021


September

The Bomb Shelter (A David Mapstone Mystery), Jon Talton, 2018

The Bullet That Missed, Richard Osman, 2022


August

The Alice Network, Kate Quinn, 2017


July

The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre, 2019

The Man Who Died Twice, Richard Osman, 2021


June

The Future Library, Peng Shepherd, 2022

Foreign Eclairs, Julie Hyzy, 2016


May

The Cartographers, Peng Shepherd, 2022

The Sacred Bridge, Anne Hillerman, 2022

Markings, Dag Hammarskjold, 1964


April

The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman, 2021

The Unlikely Yard of the Dragon Lady, Sharon Mondragon, 2021


March

Run Rose Run, Dolly Parton and James Patterson, 2022

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built,  Alexander McCall Smith, 2010

Death at la Fenice, Donna Leon, 1992


February

Call Us What We Carry,  Amanda Gorman, 2021

The Lincoln Highway,  Amor Towles,  2021


January 

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir,  Jennifer Ryan, 2017

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency,  Alexander McCall Smith, 2003


*Children's Book

Books I've Read - 2021

Nonfiction

December

The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright, 2021

The Premonition by Michael Lewis, 2021

The Way Out by Alan Gordon 2021

Good Anxiety by Wendy Suzuki, 2021


November

The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery by Ross Douthat, 2021

Too Famous: The Rich, The Powerful, The Wishful, The Notorious, The Damned by Michael Wolff, 2021

Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show by Jonathan Karl, 2021


October

I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House by Stephanie Grisham, 2021

You Can Talk to God Like That: the Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith by Abby Norman, 2021

World War C: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One by Sanjay Gupta, 2021


September

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, Second Edition, Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney, 2018

The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Health by Mary Trump, 2021

Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir if 9/11 by Joseph Pfeiffer, 2021

Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department, 2021

Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, 2021


August

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, 2021

Preventable by Andy Slavitt, 2021

Frankly, We Did Win This Election by Michael C. Bender, 2021

Hope Happens by Catherine DeVrye, 2004


July

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency by Michael Wolf, 2021


June

Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History. by Yasmeen Abutalaeb and Damian Paletta, 2021

This Too Will Pass by Helen Exley, 2020


May

On Location: A Theology of Place by Kenneth Larkin, 2003

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2021


April

The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the. Last Words of Jesus from the Cross by Jon Meacham, 2020

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May, 2020

Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers by John Dean and Bob Altemeyer, 2020

Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess by Rachael Hoffman, 2017


March

Bagman by Rachel Maddow, 2020

The Promise of Winter: Quickening the Spirit on Ordinary Days and in Fallow Seasons by Martin Marty and Micah Marty, 1997


February

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker, 2020


January

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter, 1996

Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right by Cynthia Miller-Idriss, 2020


Fiction and Poetry

December

Judge's List by John Grisham, 2021

Muse of Fire: Approaches to Fire by H. Edward Richards and Frederick Shroyer, 1971


November

State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penney, 2021


October 

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson, 2018

Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon, 1991


September 

Ronia, The Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren, 1981

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman, 2021*


August

Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance, 2021


July

Kindest Regards: New and Selected Poems by Ted Kooser, 2018. 

Credible Threat by J.A. Jance, 2020.

The President's Daughter: A Thriller by James Patterson and Bill Clinton, 2021.

The Devil May Dance: A Novel by Jake Tapper, 2021


June

The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper, 2018.

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel by Stacey Abrams, 2021. 


May

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon, 2004

The Bell in the Bridge by Ted Kooser,  2016*

House Held up by Trees by Ted Kooser, 2012*

The Blizzard Voices by Ted Kooser, 2006

Wherever You  Are, My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman, 2010*

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel by Stacey Abrams, 2021

Stargazer by Anne Hillerman, 2021


April

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman, 2021


March

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (pages 3-136), 1960 

Missing and Endangered by J.A. Jance, 2021


February

Poems of Robert Frost (Mountain Interval pages 105-156, In the Clearing, pages 411-428)

Truly Like Lightening by David Duchovny, 2021


January 

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, 2019

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, 2020

The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren, 2014*

The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Miscellaneous, pages 667-728, Paul Revere's Ride, page 275-279)


*Children's Book

What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

Retired for Six Months ...

February 8, 2021

It is hard to believe that I have been retired for six months! Of course, the Pandemic continues to make this time unlike any other as Bert and I stay strictly isolated.  

Here are the goals I set six months ago and an update on how I am doing:

  • Plan to read more books - Read 34 books. Check out my  "Books I've Read" lists. 
  • Spend more time in my kitchen trying new recipes - Have tried LOTS of new recipes. One of the bright spots of the Pandemic is that we continue to enjoy a wide array of colorful and delicious foods.  
  • Connect (virtually, for now) more often with friends and family - Enjoyed a monthly get-together with my Barnes Intern friends, holiday celebrations with family, and virtual coffee dates with friends. 
  • Twirl my batons - Have twirled in the backyard but not as often as I might in the coming year. Play "Stars and Stripes Forever" while I twirl. 
  • Write more letters and send more cards - Have done well with this one and keep the postal carrier busy almost every day picking up the mail we send. 
  • Learn new things - Watched a You Tube video and learned to cut Bert's hair. Went to the virtual FNCE. Participated in a number of webinars from AND DPGs, AARP, and the Arizona Historical Society. 
  • Organize my cookbooks - Have all my new cookbooks in one place and received two boxes of my Mom's cookbooks. Still have work to do on this goal.
  • Play my flute/Practice on my piccolo - Located both my flute and piccolo but will need to have them checked to see if they need new pads once I can go to a music store. 
  • Go to my virtual yoga class - Only went once! 
  • Pick one of my cookbooks each week and make something new - Have used more than 15 different cookbooks but find I go back to ones with my tried and true favorite recipes.
  • Use my juicer - Only did this once!
  • Take naps - Don't do this often but have enjoyed a few naps.
  • Go swimming - Was able to go swimming often in August and until the end of September because our weather stayed hot.
  • Create my own website - Done.
  • Sit on my patio to drink coffee and read my morning papers - Still need to do. 
  • Learn to use my library card to get books for my Kindle - Still need to do.
  • Take more time to reflect on all I am grateful for as I retire - Do every day. 

All in all, I think I've done pretty well and look forward to making more progress and picking new goals in the coming year. 

Books I've Read - 2020

Nonfiction

December 2020

Running Against the Devil by Rick Wilson, 2020

Inspired: Slaying giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans, 2018

Everything is Beautiful in Its time: Seasons of Love and Loss by Jenna Bush Hager, 2020

Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter, 2020

Daily Gratitude: 365 Days of Reflection, Photos and Wisdom to Enrich Your Spirit by National Geographic, 2014


November 2020

Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus by Michael B. Curry, 2013

The Alphabet of Grace by Frederick Buechner, 1989

The Plot to Betray America by Malcom Nance, 2019


October 2020

Rage by Bob Woodward, 2020

Disloyal by Michael Cohen, 2020

Our Hope for Years to Come: The Search for Spiritual Sanctuary by Martin Marty and Micah Marty, 1995


September 2020

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, 2020

Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, 2020


August 2020

The Mourner's Dance: What We Do When People Die by Katherine Ashenburg, 2002

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton, 2020


Fiction and Poetry

December 2020

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, 2006

Poem a Day, Volume 1 edited by Karen McCosker and Nicholas Albery, 1994


November 2020

Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, 2020

October 2020

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, 2020

They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell, 1937

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, 2020


September 2020

Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy, 2018

The Lake Wobegon Virus by Garrison. Keillor, 2020

Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman, 2020


August 2020

The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal, 2020

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by  Amy E. Reichert, 2015

What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

Getting ready for FNCE ...

October 10, 2020

Being retired is great! This week I am getting ready for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). It is a virtual meeting this year and the rate for retirees was just $89! A true bargain. 


While working, I was only able to attend FNCE one time as the opportunity generally went to the Bureau Chief or leaders for programs like WIC. The year I was able to attend, the meeting was in Hawaii! I was serving as Nominating Chair for the Public Health and Community Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and they paid my way. I was able to visit Nicole Dragisics at Hawaii Pacific University during the conference. My son, Chris Sass, joined her at HPU a few months after the conference. 


This year's meeting offers many opportunities to learn more about topics like nutrition and wound healing, food insecurity, and more. I have "built" my agenda on the online FNCE platform and already started earning "badges". For those of you that know me, you know I am a huge proponent of "gamification" to promote behavior change. 


What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

Retirement Gifts ...

September 26, 2020

My colleagues from the Dairy Council of Arizona, Inc., gave me a wonderful array of retirement gifts. Cookbooks, a great red cooler, dairy-themed kitchen utensils. and more were included. Perhaps, best of all, were the WIC cookbook and the DASH diet materials that we worked on together as special projects. 


Thank you, Terri Verason, Tammy Baker, and Pat Johnson for these amazing and thoughtful gifts. 


What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

Labor Day ...

September 6, 2020

Loving retirement. My first Labor Day since 1977 without a paid holiday. My thanks to the workers who went before me to make paid holidays and pensions possible. Hats off to all the essential workers making life easier for us during these Pandemic times. Thank you to my sister, Sandra Johnson, for this wonderful coffee cup. I drink from it every Monday morning! 

My "learn something new" this week was how to post a video to my website. Check out the link on my Homepage to see the amazing retirement gift that I received from Chris Sass and Nicole Dragisics! 


What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

Retirement  So Far ...

August 15, 2020

 So far in retirement, I have read more books, spent more time in my kitchen trying new recipes, connected (virtually, for now) more often with friends and family, twirled my batons, wrote more letters,  sent more cards, went swimming, and took two naps. 


For something new to learn, I ordered hair clippers and "professional" scissors, watched a YouTube video, and learned to cut Bert's hair! I thought I did an okay job and so did he!


Also, with Chris's help, I learned to create this website! 


What I am doing in retirement ...

An ongoing series about my retirement ...

My Plans for Retirement

August 8, 2020

 In retirement, I plan to read more books, spend more time in my kitchen trying new recipes, connect (virtually, for now) more often with friends and family, twirl my batons, write more letters and send more cards, learn new things, organize my cookbooks, play my flute, go to my virtual yoga class, pick one of my cookbooks each week and make something new, use my juicer, take naps, go swimming, create my own website, practice on my piccolo, sit on my patio to drink coffee and read my morning papers, learn to use my library card to get books for my Kindle, and take more time to reflect on all I am grateful for as I retire.


When the Pandemic is further behind us, I look forward to spending time in Hawaii with Chris and Nicole, walking to the park, going hiking, seeing friends and neighbors in person, traveling to Nebraska to be with family and friends, going out to eat, taking day trips all around Arizona, go walking at the Zoo, getting my hair cut at the salon, visiting the Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum as well as having lunch at each place, enjoying a long weekend with my friends from my Barnes Hospital Dietetic Internship, and having a margarita while enjoying Mexican food at a restaurant. 

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