We have attended many graduations, and this was the first one where we heard every speaker and actually saw the face of the graduate.
Mother’s Day in a lock-down requiring social distancing was bound to be different than the norm, but for me it actually wasn’t.
Washington's Shadow was featured in a review in Chesapeake Style Magazine, April 2020 edition, written by Ann Skelton: Barbara McLennan’s latest historical fiction, Washington’s Shadow, is set thirty years after the long winter at Valley Forge in 1778....
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New technology appears to be accompanied by old jokes. Over these last two weeks, I’ve received, over the internet, samples of stuff that apparently keep people from going crazy with boredom. The jokes fall into several categories, all somehow related to coping with the corona virus.
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I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. For me, in the health department, the past year has been a challenge. In July 2018 I began a series of treatments for an aggressive case of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The regime of six treatments took me to November 2018. Since...
When I look back at the local newspaper clippings of my previous donations, I can see my aging process. Every two years I get a little grayer, but the pose is the same. I’m smiling and the book cover is featured in all of them.
Reading Washington’s Shadow is like being transported back in time and seeing a country where adventure and danger lurked at every turn. Part love story, political intrigue and coming of age novel, McLennan has created vibrant characters that will stay with readers long after the book ends.
Washington’s Shadow tells a story of people living at the edge of a wilderness in a time soon after the Revolutionary War. These people knew Washington. They are a later generation of Americans. They moved west to build towns and communities, facing away from Europe with its wars and dynasties, a movement of people that began in 1607.
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