Hello, friends! Here we are in the heart of May when showers of spring on the run glisten like diamonds in the pre-summer sun as we chart our courses and cultivate plans; convinced that solutions aren’t out of our hands. That kind of thinking is fuel for the mind, strength for the soul, as wellContinue reading “Tributes and Tributaries”
There’s a Poem-A-Day challenge going on at Writer’s Digest, if you’re interested. Here’s one of my favorites: Oh, to be in EnglandNow that April’s there,And whoever wakes in EnglandSees, some morning, unaware,That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheafRound the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,While the chaffinch sings on the orchard boughIn England—now! AndContinue reading “Poems in April”
March into Literacy!
In the Presence of Children The wind is a feather that tickles your face and brings the smell of flower fumes clear from the neighbor’s house. He knows this because he’s the ninja with the most eggs in his basket. The little hunter will keep looking till bedtime, because that’s what hunters do. The magicianContinue reading “Jellybean Kisses”
Hello, readers! In honor of All the News that’s fit to Print Day, here’s a bit of old news: It’s International Women Inventors Month! And on February 10, 1943, Vesta Stoudt, while working at an ordinance plant during WWII, came up with an idea of improving the way ammunition boxes were sealed to provide quickerContinue reading “That’s a Wrap”
Happy 2022, dear Readers! Farmer’s Almanac (.com) suggests we bundle up for a “Season of Shivers” across much of the United States during what “may well be the longest and coldest winter we’ve seen in years,” Global warming is so last year 😉 Having spent the entire week after Christmas feeling snowbound, I couldn’t waitContinue reading “Shivers and Short Stories”
Hello everyone! I love this time of year, don’t you? As we count our blessings this holiday season, may we also make our blessings count. I was delighted to see Christmas decorations adorning a drive-thru window the other day. But, I was also curious, why so early? We haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet. I saidContinue reading “Gratitude is Long Remembered”
Hi! Glad you found our new site! Moving can be pretty emotional. Full of surprises when you forget to label the boxes. Perplexing when someone else was distracted while describing the contents and “Warning…” was all they wrote. We’ll open that box last, I think. In the meantime, pull up a box, have a seat,Continue reading “The Scent of Morning”