Heart Full of Hope

A Book of Non-fiction Short Stories by me... Amazon and Kindle

Christine Geery

Christine Geery
February 17
I've never played by the rules. I was absent the day they handed those out. I believe in being kind, playing fair, laughing often, not judging others and drinking red wine. And I always kiss my Sweetie goodnight. It may lead to other fun stuff. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Life is short!  Break the rules!  Forgive quickly!  Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably... And never regret anything that made you smile. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Always remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~ Mark Twain


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MAY 16, 2012 12:06PM

And Then Came Jack!

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Before my first husband, Bob, would marry me he exclaimed that if we had a son his name would have to be Jack. His family tradition was to name the first son after the Grandfather. I wasn't excited about the name, but agreed because I thought I could… Read full post »

MAY 2, 2012 6:02AM

Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers


I'm sure that many of you have read this before, but I think it bears repeating! 


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. 

A professor stood before his philosophy/… Read full post »

APRIL 23, 2012 12:22PM

Grief...Life Does Get Better

Last night I had a profound dream. I was wearing my wedding ring, something I hadn't done for quite a while because my husband of twenty eight years passed away almost six years ago. For some inexplicable reason, I had to keep holding on to the ring, even… Read full post »
APRIL 21, 2012 1:16PM

A short Video to Warm Your Heart

 Don't you wish we could all get along like this?
APRIL 17, 2012 11:32AM

Say Cheese...Cake!

RoseAnne's Cheesecake


When I was newly wed many years ago, my first husband and I would frequently buy Marie Callender's pies. One of our favorites was the cheesecake, which we paired with a fruit pie and enjoyed the best of both worlds. While eating our pie one day my husband… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 12:33PM

Turning Pages


The other day a friend of mine expressed excitement about buying a Kindle. ”Imagine not having to turn the pages of a book anymore!” she exclaimed. She evidently caught the bewildered look on my face, and asked if I had a problem with that. “Well, I can't imagine… Read full post »

First of all I want you to know that I haven't tried either of these recipes, but they sound so good I know I'll be making them soon. I did tweak both of these because I think changes were needed to make them even better than the original recipes.


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MARCH 31, 2012 6:51PM

My Favorite Music

The movie, "Somewhere In Time," is one of my favorite movies. There are two pieces of music that play throughout the movie and I love them so much that Daniel and I hired a harpist for our wedding to play during and after the ceremony. 

The first is Rhapsody on a… Read full post »

MARCH 28, 2012 1:47PM

Are Those Really My Feet?


I would imagine that for most women, buying a new pair of shoes could be compared with a man obtaining a new gizmo for his TV. But back when I was a very little girl, boys and girls both liked going to the shoe store. Make that loved going toRead full post »

A Speech Given by Rocky Anderson,

Presidential Candidate for The Justice Party At

the Hinkley Institute 3/26/2012

Let us consider the fundamental guiding principles for the United States of America -- freedom, equal opportunity, compassion, and security.

Then let us consider how those principleRead full post »

MARCH 20, 2012 5:37AM

Foodie Tuesday is Alive and Well

After Walt's post from last week I decided that it should not matter whether or not “Foodie Tuesday” gets any recognition from the Editors. It doesn't seem to keep the poets back, so why should it hold back the cooks from expressing themselves and sharing their recipes with others. And onRead full post »


A few weeks ago I took one of my dogs to the vet for a check-up. Before arriving there, I passed the usual one or two people standing beside the freeway off-ramp, with small cardboard signs announcing their hunger or homelessness. Most of the time I can hardly read what… Read full post »

I can eat asparagus any way it is presented to me, as long as it is not overcooked. But then I came across this wonderfully silky sauce from Marianne Esposito and had to try it. Reading Zanelle's post yeserday made me think of it so here it is and… Read full post »

chocolate bar 

I used to have a very big chocaholic tooth. In fact my tooth was so large that nary a day went by that I did not partake in at least one little bite of this sensuous delight. Over the years this obsession has tapered, or… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2012 2:31PM

Somebody Has To Get The Last Piece


A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to help her prepare for a dinner party for about twenty people. Naturally I said I would. We entertain quite a bit and thought this could be a lot of fun and really help me to use my talents and… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2012 11:44AM

The Bright Ray of Political Hope

I did not write this article. It was written by Nikki Alexander who resides in California and writes for OpEd News. Nikki has expressed the desire to spread the word about Rocky Anderson and is working tirelessly with a group of Californians to achieve this goal. Nikki asked me to post… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2012 11:40AM

Don't Cry Out Loud


A few days ago I stopped at a red light and found myself looking in the direction of the car next to me. The driver was a woman with long blond hair, her head hung over the steering wheel. At first I thought perhaps she was hurt, possibly a heart… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 21, 2011 12:51PM

The Rebirth of America

Taking care of your home is not unlike taking care of the country you live in. Both are based on principles we were presumably taught at a very young age. I am reminded of the book by Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in

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DECEMBER 19, 2011 11:55AM

The Salt Lake City Light Show

One thing is for sure. Salt Lake City loves Christmas. I'd never seen so many lights during the holidays until I moved here. It would be difficult to assess how many lights are used every year, but there must be millions. You can see people in cherry pickers as early as… Read full post »

DECEMBER 12, 2011 2:20PM

Traditional Sicilian Christmas Cookies


These cookies have been in my family for several generations. My Great Grandparents brought this recipe with them when they emigrated from Sicily to Canada, sometime in the mid 1800's. It has most likely been revised throughout the years, because back in those days they rarely used measurement… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 10:03AM

How I Learned To Enjoy The Holidays


It starts in early November, sometimes October or even sooner. The days grow gloomy, clocks get set back, darkness comes sooner. People get grumpy or depressed and can't figure out why. Then reality hits, like a cold winter blizzard. The holidays are coming! And it seems they do so sooner… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 6:05PM

A Thanksgiving Side Dish

I'm not going to go into a long spiel about the origins of sweet potatoes or yams. Nor am I going to talk about sage. You either like this vegetable and herb, or you don't. This is a recipe I found that I will be making for Thanksgiving because I think… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 12:56PM

The Easiest Appetizer You will Ever Make

So this is one of those recipes that makes you think,"How could this taste good?" But, for some reason you decide to try them anyway.  I'm here to say that you will happy you did. In fact you will wish you made more, because they will vanish before your eyes. When… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 9:19AM

The Night The Real Rain Man Made Me Cry

On Thursday Nov. 3rd my family and I attended a most heartening event. The Mayor of Salt Lake City proclaimed Nov. 3, 2011, to be Kim Peek Day. Kim Peek is the man who inspired the screenwriter, Barry Morrow, to write an Oscar winning movie, Rain Man.

Most people have… Read full post »