Party Like a President

On my last birthday, my brother gave me a book about the US President’s drinking, gambling and carousing habits through the years. In it I found a recipe for syllabub, an olde English dessert, which was popular during James Monroe’s presidency.

Here’s the recipe: 2/3 c. white wine, 1/3 c. sherry, 2 T. grated lemon zest, ¼ c. lemon juice, 2/3 c. sugar, 2 c. heavy cream, fresh mint sprigs and berries. Mix the wine, sherry, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.



In a separate bowl, whip the cream until the mixture forms into medium-size stiff peaks. Then, combine and stir with the wine mixture. Scoop the mixture into wineglasses. Cover the glasses and chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, top with the mint and berries.



Source: Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery and Mischief from the Oval Office, By Brian Abrams. Workman Publishing. 2015

Check out Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle

pat-ruger-caribbean-shuffle-cover1This is a special that my friend, Jack Huber, is running for his ebook “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle”!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to remind you that I have an eBook giveaway starting tomorrow and can use your help in spreading the word. “Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle” will be free to download from from March 1st to the 5th. In exchange for the free book, I’m hoping that readers will leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. So, when you share the link, please ask your friends and family to also leave an honest review…

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Thanks for your support!
Jack Huber
Author, Poet & Photographer




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Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time

FireWalker Publications offers you “Books That Fuel Your Imagination”!

Diane Tegarden’s wildest release “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time” is a science fiction novel set in the distant future with its hooks deep into renewable energy, which changes the face of the planet.



crystalplanetsm“Terrax, the Crystal Planet, is an exacting world. A place where human physical contact is impossible and stepping outside is virtual suicide. The atmosphere is a hurricane of Coriolis winds and deadly scattershowers, composed of toxic metals formed into whip-like threads kilometers long. Immense Ocean Domes cover over the toxic sludge where the oceans used to be, and the surface of Terrax is covered in crystalline structures, called the Hives, where only the upper crust lives. No one can survive the raw elements; all must reside inside buildings, vicariously living through virtual reality programming.”

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Wednesday’s Book Talk- Nov 23, 2016

james-herriot1On Wednesdays let’s share a little bit about one book we’re reading. This will allow people to find and enjoy new authors, or to remember old favorites. You don’t have to write a full review if you don’t want to, but do let us know the name of the book, the author and a brief idea about what the book is about.

Huzzah the Bards!


james-herriot2Right now I am rereading a favorite series, the books by James Wight (pen name James Herriot), a veterinarian who practiced his skills in rural England beginning in 1940. The one I’m enjoying now is “All Things Wise and Wonderful”. His books are written in such a friendly style, you feel like you’re with an old friend swapping work stories in the local pub. He had such compassion for both animals and humans, it simply shines through his writing.

Try them, try them, I say!

the poetry of LIFE!


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To the Dance of Life!

Learn to Manage Your Money!

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BudgetingOnADime_eBookCover_amazon“Budgeting on a Dime: 10 Steps to Financial Independence” is a step by step guide on how to get your personal finances in order, fueling your financial freedom. It begins by explaining how to find out where your money is spent, offers an entire chapter on how to reduce each type of expense, offers help on eliminating credit card debt, and teaches you how to increase your future earnings. This book is written in a low key style, one that will be easy to understand, without a lot of technical jargon. It simplifies your personal financial picture so you can learn to live within your means, then builds up to acquiring affordable luxuries. logoBudgeting on a Dime- 10 Steps to Financial Independence (Oct 2012) is available on at:


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Fuel Your Freedom

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How to Escape-3D-Book-Icon“How to Escape a Bad Marriage: A Self-Help Divorce Book for Women” is a wonderful resource for women who are contemplating divorce or have been recently divorced. Diane Tegarden offers a step-by-step guide to everything you need to know and handle as you prepare to go it alone with or without children. I just wish I had read this book before I ended my own marriage. I was one of those women who struggled to make ends meet financially and didn’t know which way to turn. I highly recommend this book!”-Book Review by Beverly Mahone; Best Selling Author of “Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age”. logoYou can find this book on Amazon at:–Self-Divorce-Women/dp/0974536938/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315586190&sr=1-1



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