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And we’re back!

It took a little longer than I expected, but here I am!  It’s time, however, for you to update your bookmarks–all content will now be at the URL shelfreflections.com.  I’ll be updating the menu on Page Pilgrims to reflect this as well.  I might be crossposting to this old blog, but we’ll see.  In the meantime, keep an eye at

Review: The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

This book was a personal purchase. (Description nicked from Goodreads.com.) “Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she’s ever known,

Waiting on Wednesday: Crosstalk

(Description nicked from Goodreads.com.) Briddey is about to get exactly what she thinks she wants… Briddey is a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, overseeing new products from concept (‘anything to beat the new apple phone’) to delivery. And she works with her wonderful partner, Trent. They’ve been together for six magical weeks, in a whirlwind of flowers, dinners,

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Recent Walk It Off Posts

Dreams of Eire

My wife got a wild bug up her butt and decided to start batting around this idea of going on an overseas trip.  It’s not her first trip out of state (I think she’s up to four now), but it Is her first one out of country.  For me, it’d be the fourth (?), but our first trip to Europe. 

Sugar Rush

About six months ago, I had a major life changing event.  I got diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic.  This pretty much came at me right out of left field.  I wasn’t even aware of any family history of diabetes until I got diagnosed and then went hunting that information down.  Turns out, yes, I have a family history.  And

Walk it off..

The Silent War and the Invisible Wounds The death of Robin Williams has made the current media du jour and again did a toe in the water on the topic of mental health and depression.  The news seems to want to talk around the issue to death and more importantly as a disservice, to the weariness of the general public. 

Lost Trails

Not too long ago, I read that the US government is officially going to clear it’s first East/West cross continental trail.  I didn’t read where it would start, nor where it would finish.  But it got me thinking on a couple of other trails that America’s had in its history and I went to try and find them on current