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Straightling

by Penny Hastings

True tale of abuse at the hands of tormentors at “drug rehab” house reads like a horror story. It is understandable if one is torn between reading Straightling: A Memoir in one sitting, and putting it down to hide under the bed... Read More

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Call of a Coward

by Penny Hastings

When Marcia Moston’s husband, Bob, confided his belief that God was calling them to pack up and move to a Mayan Village in Guatemala, Marcia was stunned. In her memoir, Call of a Coward: the God of Moses and the Middle Class... Read More

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The Courtship of Two Doctors

by Penny Hastings

Imagine discovering eight hundred love letters written by your parents during their two-year courtship. At first Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald was reluctant to read the letters, to intrude on her parents’ private thoughts and feelings.... Read More

Book Review

The Trauma Took Kit

by Penny Hastings

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a human event of such enormous repercussions that it envelops both mind and body. According to Susan Pease Banitt, in her book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out, “PTSD is a... Read More

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Chronicles of Old Paris

by Penny Hastings

Coco Chanel spent her teens during the late 1900s in a convent, where she learned the useful trade of dressmaking. This experience provided the foundation for the legendary French couturier’s famed suits and “little black dresses.”... Read More

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Nutrition

by Penny Hastings

Family mealtimes can be relaxing and enjoyable, but they can also be virtual battlefields. Parents, concerned that their children grow up healthy and strong, want to provide the wholesome food to make this happen. Yet, many children... Read More

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