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Two Hearts

Two Hearts I always go to the first car – the Quiet Car. To read. Conversations, if they are absolutely necessary, are supposed to be kept at whisper level on SEPTA’s Quiet Ride – no phone conversations. My kind of … Continue reading

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Wheel of Life – A Novel recommended by the US Review of Books

Thank you all for the support and kind words Wheel of Life received. It has been rated “recommended” by the US Review of Books. Wheel of Life – A Novel by Liv Lugara Reviewed by Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW, LMSW … Continue reading

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A Box of Chocolates for Memorial Day

  My first impression wasn’t good. Not much to praise about the opening dialogue between the main character and his wife, driving from home to the airport, just before he flies to his new assignment overseas. So stereotyped and banal … Continue reading

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Wheel of Life – A Novel – Paperback available now at Amazon.com

Wheel of Life – A Novel By Liv Lugara Paperback– April 30, 2014 – Amazon.com   Wheel of Life – A Novel When the Philadelphia Special Investigations squad hired a criminal profiler a series of murders stirred up public opinion … Continue reading

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Tooth and Nail

  When my sister emailed me the alarming news that her best friend had been hospitalized with a brain tumor last Friday I was horrified enough to stare at the two or three lines of text in her message, not … Continue reading

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Wheel of Life

Something was not right. She tilted her head unconsciously, and for a moment the surroundings of luscious green—pond, flower beds, and strategically pruned bushes and trees—disappeared as she stared at the man approaching fast. None of the employees she knew … Continue reading

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The Sequel

Very rarely do my blogs require a sequel. Actually, this is the first. Dad read the previous post about Rodrigo Santoro’s movie – Heleno – and wrote me a two-part email in response. He doesn’t write many long letters, good … Continue reading

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Soccer’s Best Loved Villain

Articles on the Web describe him as “one of the most talented Brazilian soccer players of all times”. “The best ever soccer player across South America.” “The man who could have been Pele.” Before this sounds too much like a … Continue reading

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Fireflies in Soap Bubbles

This Christmas I discovered a movie that is the perfect mix of La Vita e Bella with The Artist, seasoned with everything Chaplin you can think of: BARFI! When I first started watching Hindi movies, eyes and perception had to … Continue reading

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HOMELAND

A hot and humid August Sunday evening in Chicago, standing in line with a hundred people to get a cab out of Midway wasn’t part of my plans this summer. We moved pretty fast though, had to admit. Easier than … Continue reading

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