12 Strong–The Horse Soldiers Movie

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes 12 Strong is the true story of the Green Beret Task Force Dagger–the first US Army Special Forces team to go into Afghanistan to hunt down Taliban and al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist [...]

Fair and Foolish

  FAIR AND FOOLISH By Vicki Hinze   No one wants to see themselves as unfair. And certainly no one wants to see themselves as foolish. Yet there are times and situations in which we find ourselves where we can or do seem one or the [...]

Five Tips for the Heart Weary

5 School of Hard-Knocks Tips for the Heart Weary By   Vicki Hinze     The saying goes that into every life rain must fall.  We all have ups and downs, that’s true, but right now, many of us are suffering a deluge.  [...]

February January Presidential Proclamation Observations

Stealing Joy: When Others Know They’re Hurting You and Do It Anyway

STEALING JOY:  WHEN OTHERS KNOW THEY’RE HURTING YOU AND DO IT ANYWAY By Vicki Hinze   In short:  When Others Feed on Hurting You, Control You   We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with [...]


  KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS BY VICKI HINZE   Making Resolutions for the new year is easy. It’s keeping them that’s tough. We start out with good intentions, but along about the second or third week of [...]

Social-In Books: Today’s Feature–His One and Only Bride

His One and Only Bride by Tara Randel     His One and Only Bride  is a Harlequin Heartwarming release.   ABOUT THE BOOK:   He never thought he’d see her again.   After being reported missing, and presumed [...]

January Presidential Proclamation Observations


  Leadership By Vicki Hinze   We want, need and even require leadership. It’s essential in a civilized society, in nations, communities, and homes. As individuals, we can’t be experts on everything. We can’t be all [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  But there are times [...]