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The Robins are Back!

I just looked out the window and saw a robin sitting on a tree in the back yard.  When I go outside, there is a sense of quiet promise in the deliciously warm air.  Buds are swelling on the trees.  The last of the snow has disappeared.  My daffodils and lilies are waking up, yawning… Continue reading The Robins are Back!

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Canada Geese

On Saturday we parked by a large pond where  a variety of geese and ducks had congregated.  I was especially glad to see the Canada Geese grazing along the slowly greening slope above the pond.  Something about the Canada Geese stirs my heart.  Is it that they originate in my native land?  Is it admiration… Continue reading Canada Geese

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After Hello

I really enjoyed After Hello, a book about two teens who meet in New York City and fall in love. Both are complex characters with problems, who are trying to move forward. They have just one day to really connect with each other, and both must reveal their pasts in order to begin to heal.… Continue reading After Hello

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Birthday Wishes

I finished A Circle of Quiet today.  I cried.  As I have said before, when I read a book it’s as if I’m having a conversation with the author.  This book was even more like that because of the rambling style in which it was written, as if Madeleine and I were walking in the… Continue reading Birthday Wishes

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Fitness

Last week I went in for a check-up at the doctor’s office.  Of course they want to weigh you first thing.  You know how it is.  First you shed your 100 pound purse (all those coins really end up weighing a lot, not to mention the kitchen sink), then your winter coat, sweater, and shoes. … Continue reading Fitness

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What is truth?

“A great work of the imagination is one of the highest forms of communication of truth that mankind has reached.  But a great piece of literature does not try to coerce you to believe it or to agree with it.  A great piece of literature simply is.  It is a vehicle of truth, but it… Continue reading What is truth?

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Happy Pi Day

Tomorrow is Pi Day.  “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.  Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits… Continue reading Happy Pi Day

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Burning the Creative Flame

“There are educationists (as jargon has it) who think that creativity itself can be taught, and who write learned, and frequently dull, treatises on methods of teaching it.  It is rather as though they were trying to eat air, with the usual result.  The creative impulse, like love, can be killed, but it cannot be… Continue reading Burning the Creative Flame

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Scrambled Eggs at Midnight

Have you read Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler?  This contemporary YA romance is romantic, quirky, witty, and unforgettable.  I loved this book! The two main characters, Cal and Eliot, are unique and warm and funny.  Like most teenagers, they have insecurities that stem from their parents’ problems, but Cal and… Continue reading Scrambled Eggs at Midnight