Ch. 18.2 Hatching Day -- “Get out of my nest,” said the Jubjub bird. “Now you’ve got human stink all over my eggs. It’s bad enough that humans throw rocks and shoot arrows at us all the time, but now you’re creeping around at night and sleeping in our nests too.” She flapped her enormous… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 18.2 to 18.3 — Janine Uses her Wits to Escape Being Eaten
Independence Day was the beginning of a fun holiday weekend, with family and friends gathered together to eat, play games, go swimming, watch the latest FIFA game, and talk. The best time of all was at dusk on July fourth when we all piled in the car, drove to a good spot, and watched the… Continue reading America the Beautiful
I like to listen to music while I write. Actually, if I had my way, music would be playing all day no matter what I am doing. A wilder kind of music keeps the beat when I'm exercising or doing housework, but when I'm at the computer working, I usually listen to easier, softer tunes. … Continue reading Music To Brighten Your Day
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, our local elementary school children gathered outside while veterans conducted a short ceremony to honor those who served in the armed forces. The children put their hands over their hearts and watched in silence as the color guard raised the flag, and then… Continue reading In Remembrance
Happy Birthday to America, the land of freedom, the land that been blessed with riches, beauty, opportunity, and peace for so many years. My heart stirs when I read about the founding fathers and the vision they had for a free land. Their sacrifice, dedication, and zeal move me beyond words. They established something truly… Continue reading Happy Birthday, America!
To all my fellow Canadians out there, happy Canada Day. I hope you're having a great time celebrating with your families and friends. I was in Grade 4 when Canada celebrated her centennial birthday. Our school put on a big program that included songs, dancing, our very own red and white maple leaf flag, and… Continue reading Happy Canada Day