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Sisters

If you like your beach reads to actually take place at the beach, them reading The Identicals (2017) by Erin Hilderbrand will be just perfect.  The setting of this summer read takes you to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, islands off the coast of Massachusetts. The two islands have distinctive personalities as do identical twin sisters,…

First Love

” I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal…” Jeremiah 2:2 Love as newlyweds, do you remember that?  You just could not be separated.  You had to be together all the time.  I heard about a woman who was riding in a pickup truck with her husband.  She said to…

An Everlasting Word

Love One AnotherThe TWRTimes welcomes back Pastor Herb Long and his “Everlasting Word” column.  Look for Pastor Herb’s message twice a month. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 Jesus gave this commandment while He was with the 11 in the upper room, the night before…

Too Hot to Handle

Temperatures are rising in Tanglewood. And I’m not talking about COVID. It’s been 95 degrees by 10:00 am for several days and now the rainy season is upon us. The Pickleball courts are pretty much empty due to the humidity and rain. The best place to be is either indoors or in the pool for…

When NOT To Wear A Mask

When To Wear A Mask The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently instituted guidelines that people should wear masks, in the form of cloth face coverings, in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).    (https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/04/20/should-you-wear-a-mask-outside) These new recommendations have people asking,…

Road Trip Out West

Bluebird, Bluebird (2017) by Attica Locke does not seem a likely title for a crime story.  It is not only a crime story, it is also a mystery, and also deals with local political issues, and racial tensions. Author Attica Locke takes the reader, of this first in a new series, to the tiny town…

Indiana Wants Me

Lord, I can’t go back there. Okay, so I had a senior moment and a song flashback. It ain’t easy finding a way to start these sometimes. I mean, we’ve all been staying home and social distancing (which is really easy if you live alone. And cats are basically the mascots for social distancing…) so…