“How often it is that an idea that seems bright bossed and gleaming in its clarity when examined in a church, or argued over with a friend in a frosty garden, becomes clouded and murk-stained when dragged out into a field of actual endeavor.” Okay, my obsession with Little Women is winding down (that may… Read More Book Review: March
As December ends, so does 2019! It’s simply unbelievable how quickly time passes, and this year was no exception. As I completed the year I spent time reflecting on the stories I’d borrowed for a time, the narratives I had read and committed to memory. But more about that in my previous post, 2019: A… Read More December Reading Wrap-Up
Hola, mis amigos! Today I return for #AMonthofFaves– Week 2. Please be reminded that I chose not to partake in the prompts for every day they are given; instead, I am selecting the prompts from that week that I wish to respond to and including them all in one weekly post. The prompts are A… Read More #AMonthofFaves 2019, Part 2
Okay, I remember what November felt like when I was working as a teacher, and it was tough. You have to struggle through those first three weeks of it being dark when you drive to work; the students are restless because they know a break is coming their way but aren’t willing to wait patiently.… Read More November Reading Wrap-Up
I am deeply disappointed in myself. We have concluded spooky season and I didn’t read a SINGLE, SOLITARY spooky book. I will explain the reasons why later, but suffice it to say that I will have to do a better job at seasonal reading in the future. I completed 12 books this month and have… Read More October Reading Wrap-Up
I am a big fan of ratings. Reviews. Grading systems. Rankings. My entire life, I have taken great pride in the grades I was given by those in authority: teachers, employers, group leaders, etc. I saved my medals and my gold stars in shoe boxes under my bed– I probably still have most of them… Read More Five-Star Ratings: What do they mean?
September has been such a tease of a month. I’m ready for cooler weather– open windows and breezes and sweaters and being able to drink hot coffee in the afternoon without feeling like you were destined for heatstroke. Heck, I’d take snow at this point honestly; I’m done with summer! It’s ninety degrees in Missouri… Read More September Reading Wrap-Up