When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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Yes, we can change our crazy world for the better! Have you noticed that the world seems to have gone crazy lately?  The New York bombing attempt, the sexual harassment and assaults, the murders…. Snowed in our home all day, Read more…


shopping online safely

Make Christmas shopping a bit easier! The past year has flown by so fast–I find it hard to believe that it is already time for Christmas shopping. Here are some more strategies for saving money and shopping online safely. Shopping Read more…


game of life

You can play the game of life successfully! The best players of the game of life are on the bench, the piano bench, that is.  Why? When you play piano, you realize that life and playing piano have much in Read more…


bulb blooper

Hopefully you will never have a bulb blooper experience! If you are familiar with Steven Spielberg’s 1984  Christmas movie Gremlins, you will understand this post.  In this movie, a kind waitress walked a man who had been drinking home from Read more…


holiday scammers

Watch out for scammers this season! Families, retailers, and consumers are not the only ones getting ready this holiday season.  Scammers are also working to maximize their profits.  Watch out for your money by avoiding these five seasonal scams that Read more…


holiday temptations

You can avoid giving into holiday temptations. Normally during the year, I eat a very healthy diet.  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean meats all year long.  But during the holidays, I see temptations everywhere I turn. Diabetes and cancer Read more…


The honeymoon is over.  Now what? The biggest obstacle to any relationship is the something that few people see coming:  the end of the honeymoon time. The initial magic fades, the excitement you felt when your mate entered the room Read more…


journal mold health issues

Do you feel unwell? Please read this journal about mold issues. Do you or someone you know have allergies and asthma or other health conditions?  If so, please read this journal. Journal November, 1975 My Mother remarried. Unfortunately, the man Read more…


loaning money

Before you consider loaning money to someone you know, read this. Have you ever considered loaning money to someone you know? Not $15 to buy some lunch, but the hundreds or thousands of dollars someone wants to borrow. If so, Read more…


secret santa

How one Secret Santa inspired many others to “pay it forward”. During the winter of 1971, young Larry Stewart from Mississippi was at the end of his rope.  The college dropout was out of both work and money.  He’d been Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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