Agatha Christie: Five Decades of Mysteries

Agatha Christie's creation
Hercule Poirot

To me, Agatha Christie was the Master of Mysteries. I know Poe came first. But his stories were more puzzles. He didn’t focus on mysteries like Agatha, or rather, the Grand Dame, did. Dr. Conan Doyle, with Sherlock, brought us the great detective story. But Agatha gave us three major detectives or couples, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and the ones I loved, Tommy and Tuppence. She brought the mysteries into our homes. At least the homes in England. And her detectives

Recently my sweet wife brought home a book that I think is a treasure. Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran. Continue reading “Agatha Christie: Five Decades of Mysteries”

Remembering Their Sacrifice on Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Veterans’ graves

Today, we in the United States celebrate Memorial Day by remembering their sacrifice.  It is the day we’ve set aside to remember our soldiers who gave their lives in service. It is the day dedicate to remembering what we cannot forget every other day of the year.

The loss of the incalculable treasure of our young men and women.

When I think about these soldiers, I think of the sacrifice they and their families made for so many, Continue reading “Remembering Their Sacrifice on Memorial Day”

Be Bold, Even When You’re Knees Shake

Sometimes we can be our own worse enemy. When opportunity knocks, we think of fifteen reasons why we shouldn’t open the door, aren’t worthy of opening the door, or can’t open the door. And so the prize goes to the next person down the street.

I posted about this on Edie Melson’s  blog, The Write Conversation, where I talk about Presence by Amy Cuddy.

Read my post here. And thank you for stopping by. I’d love to read your comments.