About Jana Hassett

Growing up a Friday the 13th baby can be stressful without permission to use your magic wisely. But my journey has been full of once-in-a-lifetime adventures and a joy (for the most part). I've raised two daughters; have two grandchildren; created my own very successful line of beadwoven jewelry and ornaments; had leadership positions in political organizations; worked for a member of Congress; been a Journalist with a weekly column; a Book Reviewer; and now a Blogger. Over time this blog will contain my writings, book reviews, magazine articles, and ramblings (known as a platform) I'll use for the Historical Fiction I've started writing. Please ask questions, make comments, and suggest writing ideas. I value your input and ideas.

MLK Day 2019

For those that honor, celebrate, and remember the works of Martin Luther King, Jr. here’s a link to his Wikipedia Page. We all have our heros, and his work helped improve lives of blacks around the world. Different cultures have different heros or heroins and we’ll recognize those as we (more…)

Change in Society.

A Harvard press piece about restaurants was ruminating about public eating and the change in that space. It said, in part, “Part of the transformation of daily life wrought by Amazon and online retailing more generally, this hyper-individualization of consumption may bring a new political revolution as well.” I hadn’t (more…)

Winter is here!

December 2nd and the first snowfall is here.  It’s my favorite time of the year.  The world gets very quiet, the landscape visuals change, and I’m perfectly happy being inside. It’s a chance to say no to outside activities, write, read, clean, and plan for the new year.  So what’s (more…)

Hospital Waiting.

Knitting keeps my life from unraveling! I’ve spent a lot of time waiting at Local Hospitals for surgeries, physical therapy, and other necessary visits. Yesterday was another one of those events as Tracy went in for back surgery. Lamendectomy/spinal decompression was the procedure, relieve pressure on the spinal cord and (more…)

National Family Week

Thanksgiving was always the time we went to Grandma’s house. Over US 395 north to Yucaipa – it only took 120 min, even on just a two-lane highway. We’d arrive by noon and eat at 2pm. The adults would sit and chat for an hour, then clean up in preparation (more…)