Archive | July 2016

Book Review of Over my Dead Body by Bruce A. Borders

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I just loved the premise of this book. I thought it was genius. At first I thought it might be too unlikely a scenario but, those really are my favorite kinds. It certainly proved to be a plot for which I could dispel any disbelief with which I started.

The idea that things could get so out of control was easy to believe since my background includes working within the system he explores. He is right on. It is all possible and more. We saw it first -hand. Often those who claim to protect the family do just the opposite. The system is greatly flawed but, there are still lots of people who have families’ best interests at heart.

What would you do if you were faced with losing your child to a bad system because of a director with an ulterior motive? Jeff did what he needed to do to protect his family against the danger that threatened their normal life. Of course, when people with influence and friends, back the bad guys, everyone loses. Those who do not care about ethics are sold on trumped up lies as to what the truth is and join those perpetuating the lies. Jeff and his family paid the price.

It is pathetic that the systems put in place to protect us can be the very instrument in destroying our lives. Fortunately, the author brought this to a satisfying conclusion. I would highly recommend this book. I read this one to my husband and we are both looking forward to reading another by Bruce A. Borders.

Sugarcoatin’ Is for Candy & Pacifying Is for Kids: “Yes, I Said It!” by Nonnie Jules



This is a short easily read book with a wealth of thoughts by this pithy author. Jules is a combination of cheerleader, sage and advocate of sharing truth and honesty. She simplifies and makes quite understandable what matters to her and should matter to all of us.

Being a child advocate for decades, I recognize a kindred spirit when I see her stance on parenting. A tenet that almost all our hopes and futures start with our perfecting, as far as is humanly possible, parenting and instilling a base of values that children need to be taught.

She admits, we all should be interested in raising everyone’s children with a respect for life, a mission to share love and growing in being caring humans no matter what age.

Nonnie Jules talks about how important it is to be heard and to feel unafraid in expressing our values in a positive way.

I recommend this book as a reminder that yes all of us should care about the children we raise and everyone has a responsibility to fearlessly stand up for those values that make a nation great and their people an example to others.