Author Archive

She’s Baaack!

January 31, 2017
conversation

Once again I have been given licence (and a license) to educate children.  I love to make kids think. Sometimes my …Read the Rest

So Its Been Awhile

January 19, 2017
Uncategorized

Anybody out there?  This is a vast wasteland of “I’m not even sure how this thing works anymore.”  I was …Read the Rest

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray
December 26, 2013
book review

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray is a laugh-out-loud story.  I found myself chuckling often, totally captivated and delighted by …Read the Rest

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen
December 25, 2013
book review

I spent Christmas Day reading, “The Toymaker” by Kay Springsteen.  Springsteen’s prose is so smooth it all but disappears, letting …Read the Rest

I’ll Leave the Olive, Thank You.

December 20, 2013
conversation

Today I gave one of my students, Em, the first black olive she had ever eaten. She looked at it …Read the Rest

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach
December 7, 2013
audio/video

Two-Room Flat is totally romantic, a little bit spicy, a little bit risque, yet a sweet, smut-free read. I thoroughly enjoyed …Read the Rest

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy
June 4, 2013
adventure

I loved Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy.  I read it in one sitting with a great big, silly grin …Read the Rest

Quilldancer Tries “Art”

Quilldancer Tries “Art”
June 2, 2013
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I can write.  I can sew.  I have talents I am proud of.  Drawing isn’t one of them. This I …Read the Rest

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt
May 26, 2013
contemporary fiction

Twerp is a Random House Book for Young Readers — or the young at heart. This was a rollicking read. …Read the Rest

A Reading Tale

A Reading Tale
April 10, 2013
culture

A Reading Tale By Kathy Carlton Willis I’ve always been a lover of books—the opportunity to visit a new world, …Read the Rest

The Widow’s End

April 10, 2013
book review

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is an excellent writer.  Her voice, in The Widow’s End is period perfect.  I didn’t stumble …Read the Rest

The Reluctant Assassin

April 6, 2013
adventure

Eoin Colfer is a master at creating complicated plots.  His tales twist and turn like a roller coaster ride and …Read the Rest

The Muffed Target ~ #27

The Muffed Target ~ #27
June 21, 2011
humor

The Muffed Photo Meme is sponsored by Thom “Bite Me” Robinson, and can be found every Tuesday on his blog, …Read the Rest

Breath of Angel

June 20, 2011
book review

Breath of Angel is one of those books which, once I started reading, I simply could not put down. The …Read the Rest

Punny Monday 11.06.13

Punny Monday 11.06.13
June 12, 2011
contest

Welcome to Punny Monday. This is a fun little guessing game meant to spark your imagination and tickle your punny …Read the Rest

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