Francine Rodriguez’ Blog

How Much Is That Baby In The Window?

How Much Is That Baby In The Window If you grew up in the fifties as I did, I know you probably heard that cute little song; How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?  If you remember, it was cute. Right? I forgot about that song.  It came to mind a few times when my kids were small, and […]

A Woman Like Me Review by Daniella Poloni

Reviewed By: Daniella Poloni This is a thriller unlike one that I have read before. Its unique themes that track through an entire lifetime make the reader intrigued each step of the way. From the beginning, we see how trauma and questionable childhood situations lead to a life full of equally questionable choices and considerable identity issues. What makes this […]

A Woman Like Me Review by Viga Boland

Reviewed By: Viga Boland Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Reviewed By Viga Boland for Amazon If you’re going to write a long fiction crime thriller, you’d better make sure of three things: you have a really great plot, gripping characters, and most important of all, the skill to create a true page-turner. Well, Francine Rodriguez certainly followed […]

A Woman Like Me Review by Robert x Gasca

Reviewed By: Robert X Gasca Review Rating: 5 Stars I found the book an excellent read and highly recommend it.The book begins with the birth of the main character in the slums of Manila.The author vividly describes in depth the main character of the story and his journey and the cast of characters he meets in his journey to survive, […]

A Woman Like Me Review by Tony Rodriguez

Reviewed By: Tony Rodriguez Review Rating: 5 Stars – A Hell of a Tale! Reviewed by Tony Rodriguez for Amazon “A Woman Like Me” takes the reader on a journey, a struggle, a discovery. It does this in much the same way as life does; gradually and almost inexorably. The reader is swept up in the protagonist’s events, struggles, victories, […]

Prime Time

                                      On Friday the 13th, I was doing some shopping and got tired walking partway around the mall, (something that seems to happen a lot more often now).  The mall, or even the smallest portion of it, zaps more of my energy than the mile and a half I walk my dog every day. I sat down on […]

Does Everyone On The Right Think The Same?

I was looking at an old posting that showed Ellen DeGeneres with former president, George Busch, watching a football game.  They looked relaxed and friendly, just like old friends would look, hanging out together. The photo brought to mind the year 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and the negligence and indifference of the administration at that time brought to […]

No Dog In The Fight

Four women testified in this week’s impeachment hearing, culminating with the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former top Fiona Hill, a former top White House expert on Russia. Ms. Hill was called to testify as part of the investigation into whether Trump abused his power for political gain. During her testimony, Jackie Spear, the congresswoman from California, asked her whether […]

Yesterday or Today

I was reading over some comments made about what happened in Charlottesville last year. Some of them expressed surprise at the notion that the Nazi platform is alive and well today in the U.S. even though Adolf Hitler is dead. These comments made me wonder; what is it like to be a Nazi in 2019? Research indicates that there are […]

Evolving Halloween

                                 Evolving Halloween Thursday night about six-thirty, as soon as it was getting dark on my street, I set out my three carved jack lanterns strategically, so they would lead the trick or treaters off the sidewalk and down the path to my house.  I poured a few bags of candy into two aluminum pots for my daughter, dressed […]