Journal

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. When your first born reads to his first born it is pure bliss. My son has been reading to his daughter since she was in the womb. She can recite Dr. Seuss books and has a vivid imagination. She is two years old and has […]

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The Joy of Read Alouds

Children that are read to learn that symbols on the page hold meaning. They learn to hold a book, care for a book, how to read from left to right, and how to turn pages. Most importantly they associate books with pleasure. Children that are read to begin to learn Concepts of Print and equate […]

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Old Ramblings

A hummingbird landed in an old oak tree It hovered awhile and was a sight to see The tree knew the hummingbird could not stay But enjoyed his presence and started to pray God, let this hummingbird find peace in its flight May it come to this old tree And bring it life. DW 1989 […]

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Books I Recommend

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls Educated by Tara Westover The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl Ghost Writer by Alessandra Torre Emotional Agility by Susan David

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Time with a friend

Today I met a friend at a coffee shop to chat a bit and then check out the bookstore nextdoor. We could easily spend all day searching through books and finding hidden gems in books we’ve come to love. We are both in a Book Club that is more of a Women’s Club with a […]

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