Mother Earth and the Silver Lining

Perhaps I have been accused in the past of being pessimistic, but I think I am practical – sensible, really. I hate when people tell me to think positive or that things will always work out.  How do they know?  Last time I checked, there are always thousands of reasons why plans get derailed orContinue reading “Mother Earth and the Silver Lining”

My kid is a genius: Part 1

Have you ever read the book, “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss? It’s incredibly simple and woefully bland to look at.  It is 12 pages of simple words and filled with only 4 dull colors – brown, white, beige and 70’s yellow. Surprisingly, my kid loves it.  Lately he has been making me read it to him 3Continue reading “My kid is a genius: Part 1”

Do Bee a Dick

I wrote a while ago about  my love of books.  I claimed it started with the Nancy Drew series, but maybe it really started with Golden Books.     They were colorful and had this beautiful gold strip lining the binding.  I am told they occupied quite a bit of my time when I was little. Another childhoodContinue reading “Do Bee a Dick”

How to Literally Exercise Self-Control

I have always thought that the world was divided into people with good self-control and the rest of us.  There are those who workout every day at 5:00am and the rest of us.  There are those who stay focused and ignore the office chitchat, and there’s the rest of us.  There are those who don’tContinue reading “How to Literally Exercise Self-Control”

Characters are People Too

Have you a read a book that changed your life?  For me, that book was The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. I got this book from Santa in 1987 – the year that I really wanted a computer.   The home computer was not popular just yet, so I knew I was dreaming when IContinue reading “Characters are People Too”