Book Reviews

Book Review: Dragonhaven, by Robin McKinley

Jake Mendoza lives at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. At the institute there are various lizards to show to the tourists who come in by the busload, but they aren't actual dragons. And then there are the amazing dragons themselves, who rarely show themselves, and who are endangered. When… Continue reading Book Review: Dragonhaven, by Robin McKinley

Advertisements
Personal updates

Thanks

Yesterday one of those rare events occurred that was so sweet that it ranks up there as one of the crowning moments in my life.  One of my daughters called and said that she has decided to major in Psychology with a second major in Social Work.  She talked about how in her work at… Continue reading Thanks

Personal updates

No More School

There are only two more days of school left. When I was a child, the end of the school year was anticipated with great excitement. We cleaned out our desks, washed the chalk boards, ate cookies, and brought little presents to our teachers. When the final bell rang, we’d skip out of the school chanting,… Continue reading No More School

Personal updates

Another Mother’s Day tribute

Mother's Day is always a tough day to get through. It's kind of like going to a funeral, where you talk about all the wonderful qualities this person had but ignore all the bad or negative things about them. People get up in church and talk about the ideal mother and how wonderful their mother… Continue reading Another Mother’s Day tribute

Personal updates

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