September 2016



The Girl on The Train…  Of course you should read the book (be careful the Reading Guide may contain spoilers) BEFORE you see the movie. Every day is the same …until today.  Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect.   And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed.   Top 25 Alfred Hitchcock

New Atkins Diet. My husband, Wally, lost 58 pounds from Jan-July in 2016.  He was preparing for knee  surgery so he was committed.  He was very familiar with the original Atkins diet but wasn’t satisfied with his progress.  He bought the New Atkins Diet and learned a lot of new info that made it easier – and he is still losing.  Now it’s time to be concerned about proper nutrition.

I Could Pee on This  was worth the reminder of how much love and laughter pets bring into our lives even when they are haughty.   Are cats really the boss of the house?

Blood in the Water. Our prisons are over flowing and at great cost in dollars, lives, society and hope. It has been 45 years since the Attica uprising.  This book  “ . . .  deals with racial conflict, mass incarceration, police brutality and dissembling politicians, and reads like it was special-ordered for the sweltering summer of 2016. … The power of this superb work …is… to make us understand why this one group of prisoners [rebelled], and how many others shared the cost.” —Mark Oppenheimer, The New York Times    

The Tao of Leadership is an inspirational  book of 83 short versus but each packed with powerful insights.  This edition is designed for Leaders of all types and stripes:  Traditional leaders at work or non-traditional as in the family or community.  Based on the timeless wisdom of philosopher Lao Tzu, and although this has nothing to do with religion, I often refer to it as my Bible of daily behavior.  This brief gentle text, once again teaches us the powerful magic of simplicity.  I highly recommend it.  Absolutely COOL religion site – comparisons not critiques.