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A Fresh Look

Siletz Bay April 2019

We stayed on Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, Oregon last weekend. It’s always interesting how the ocean waves, storms, etc. change a beach.

So speaking of change . . . I decided it was time for a new look so am hard at work updating my website. The difficult part is getting the past posts imported–that’s where it helps to have a husband who is a software developer. Thanks you, honey!

“I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.” – Terry Fox

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Uglies, Pretties, and Specials

Another set of books that convinced me completely were Uglies and Pretties (both Simon Pulse, 2005) by Scott Westerfeld.  Books 1 and 2 of this trilogy could be our world in the future or could be another world entirely.  I devoured them one after another.  I worried and anguished along with Tally Youngblood and her friends and dreaded what had to come next in Tally’s life.  I waited anxiously for Specials (2006) to be available.  I talked about the two books I’d read to anyone who would listen.  Specials finally arrived and again other things were shoved aside so I could read.  Do Tally and her friends win? 
I don’t want to spoil it for you by giving an answer, but I was disappointed with some preachiness at the very end of the book.

Go to to check out more books by Scott Westerfeld.