Friday, December 27, 2019

Week Two

Although 17th in this series, "Desolation Mountain" is an enjoyable read. Every Krueger novel has a way of keeping the reader spellbound with his inclusion of the Indian folk lore. Makes one wonder if U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone plane crash played on Krueger’s mind.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Week One

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the laureateship, asserts what we speak always returns.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Week 52

If the reader is looking for the history of Motown, this (five pound) coffee table book is for you. All the artists (1000+ illustrations) of Motown are featured here.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

White Chicken Chili


3 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 can (4 0z.) chopped green chilies, drained

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 cans (16 oz.) Bush's Greaat Norhtern Beans

1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth

1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breast

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Sour cream (optional)

Salsa  (optional)


  • In a large skillet, cook onion in oil for 4 minutes or until transparent.
  • Add chilies, flour, and cumin; and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add beans and chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add chicken; cook until hot.
  • Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and salsa, if desired.
  • Serve with cornbread.
Serves 6-7 servings

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Week 50

Angela Stent provides an excellent look at today's Russia. Putin is definitely a major player on the world stage.

Week 51

In this dark, gritty Irish noir, Ken Bruen  proves that he is a master of coarse language.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Week 49

Red herrings abound. Characterizations fall flat. Intrigue missing. After beginning with a bang, this edition of the series flames out. Readers of the Women's Murder Club books may be disappointed with this book.