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Book review-Breakfast With Buddha

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Breakfast with Buddha

I have not read a book to the end in a long time. I not only read this book to the end but did it in a couple day-Large print doesn’t hurt either.

The book is Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo (the author of Golfing with God). I wasn’t sure about even starting this book but the title got me. This is a book of fiction but it’s one of those books you finish reading wishing it were true.

This is the story of an average middle aged man, Otto Ringling,  with a great job as a book editor of food books, with a great marriage, good kids and a kooky sister. After his parents are killed by a drunk driver it’s up to him and his sister to make the trip to North Dakota to settle the family home.  But things change dramatically when his sister decides she cannot go but instead arranges without Otto’s knowledge to have her guru accompany him on his cross country drive. What happens along the way is funny, enlightening, sad, and informational about local cuisines across the country. So much rolled into one book, I loved it.

I really don’t want to share to much except to say this book is not about Buddhism it’s about so much I couldn’t tell you too much about the plot because there is so much happening in this mans heart and mind. Read it I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, think I’ll get Golfing with God Next.

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Book review-Breakfast With Buddha
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Frankie Says Relax

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Can you relax or do you find yourself always thinking when you’re supposed to be relaxing? I cannot relax, I don’t think I enjoy things as much as I could. I’m always thinking about things to do when I’m doing something else. Why is that? I have no idea-sorry did you think I was going to give you the cure? I’m hoping you can give ME one!

I can be sitting here looking like I’m vegging in front of the t.v. but what I’m actually doing is thinking about things I should be doing. I guilt myself and get nothing done. If I’m grocery shopping I think I should be working on someones website. If I’m listening to my daughter tell me some story about what’s happening on “The Hills” I’m writing a grocery list in my head. I am distracted. I can’t believe I’m the only one with this problem. So are you out there? do you have the same problem? Better yet did you have this problem and you found a way to concentrate on just one thing-and enjoy it without guilt?

I’m going to go pull out my crochet and make myself do that for awhile, or maybe I could continue reading a book I have on my Kindle but I really should be doing a grocery list.

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