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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ron Tanner: There is Real Suspense in this Brave Book

Author Ron Tanner (Kiss me Stranger, A Bed of Nails, From Animal House to Our House) recently read Womb: a novel in utero. His thoughts?

"You may gape in disbelief as you realize that the narrator of Eric D. Goodman’s novel, Womb, is a fetus, talking to us from his mother’s womb. But the proto-boy has a lot to say. And, determined to save—somehow—his parents’ marriage, he has a lot to accomplish. There is real suspense in this brave book and more than one surprise. So, suspend your disbelief and let the lad talk." 

-- Ron Tanner, author of Missile Paradise

Learn more about Ron, and his latest book, Missile Paradise, at his blog for readers and writers: www.RonTanner.com.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Preparing for Poland

Our trip to United Arab Emirates in April was a lot of fun—and became the subject of a series of travel stories that will be ready for prime time soon. But the hunger to travel and explore the world has not been subdued. 

We’re currently making preparations for the next travel adventure: Poland.

We’ve been to Germany to the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, and Scandinavia and the Baltics to the north—but this will be our first trip to Poland at the center of it all. We’re looking forward to it.

Our flat in Warsaw is right on Old Town Market Square, dating back to the 13th century. The squares, castles, palaces, museums, and historic sights look amazing.

Krakow has its share of museums, palaces and squares, although we’ll also be exploring the history, like Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

We’ll also be visiting the western city of Wroclaw and the coastal city of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea.

There’s so much to do and see in Poland, its hart to decide!

Here are some of our options as we plan:

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Ramadan Mubarak!

For all my friends who observe the holy month of fasting and sacrifice, I’d like to say Ramadan Mubarak. And what better time than during Ramadan to share my experience from this past spring at one of the most impressive mosques of the world: the Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The largest mosque in the country and one of the largest mosques in the world, it features seven amazing crystal chandeliers, one of which is the largest in any mosque and one of the largest in the world. It also features the world’s largest hand-woven Persian rug. With marble and granite, inlayed semi-precious stone, and beautiful domes and minarets, it was one of the highlights of our trip to the UAE. 

Take a look at these photos and videos and you’ll see why!

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