susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

Best books about isolation, for isolation

Best books about isolation, for isolation Need to escape the monotony of a quarantine? In case you’ve got extra time on your hands and are looking something to read during your quarantined life, how about book in which the characters are predominately isolated? Like...

Diary of a full-quarantine: week two

Diary of a full-quarantine: week two Week Two of the coronavirus quarantine. Reality struck this week. I'll spare you the details of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. (Click here to read last week's installment.) Every day was essentially...

Diary of a partial-quarantine: week one

Diary of a partial-quarantine: week one We started our coronavirus quarantine this week. I found out that I'm not very good at quarantines. I don't know if it's being American, or if it's just me, but I began my first week of recommended/forced quarantine by working...

3 reasons I like contests

3 reasons I like contests Shortly after my husband and I got married, I entered a contest for a free trip to England. It was 1990, and British Airways had advertised a worldwide sweepstakes. In a stroke of marketing genius, the airline had determined to fill the sky...

3 reasons movies are critical to culture

3 reasons movies are critical to culture I'm not a movie buff per se. But I like recommending books, movies, and TV/Netflix series. Because I’m a know-it-all? Well, there’s that distinct possibility. I'm chalking up my need to recommend things to being an Enneagram...

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