Here are a few pictures from around the yard over the last couple of weeks, starting with the 18 or so raspberry plants a friend let us take from her garden!
A friend of mine sells rare books online. Also some funny, locally published things (local to her, in Michigan). The bookstore is called Alan’s Used Books, the URL for her website is www.gwenfoss.com. Until I manage to pull my act together and post the update on the family and all, check out her offerings. NOT […]
For the first Quarter, the book list is minimal: Â· Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf, 1990/2000 Â· Joel Spring, The American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind, 7th edition, 2008 Â· Barbara Rogoff, The Cultural Nature of Human Development, 2003 â€“ selected chapters Â· Carol […]
It seems that all too often, we consider those who are violent or otherwise anti-social to be “others.” An intriguing book indicates that the difference may in fact be smaller than we like to think. (thanks, R, for pointing this out) Cass R. Sunstein’s review of Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century by […]
Many Children Left Behind Subtitled “How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging our Children and our Schools.”Â by Deborah Meier et al.Â This was published in 2004, but the comments by people from many aspects of the education world are still pretty current. If anything, they have more meaning as time has gone […]
This is from “Always a Reckoning” by Jimmy Carter. I really treasure this book. Some of the poems make me uncomfortable, some make me sad or angry. This one in particular makes me feel peculiar. Wistful? Priorities of Some Mexican Children A sign was leaning toward adobe shacks back from the road, across a dry […]
I never thought I would do it, but I did. I am helping in one of the kids’ English classes at the local high school.Â They have book discussion groups, and I am working with one (my kid and two others chose to read the same book).Â Today was the first day I got to […]
Like a challenge? How about adventure, romance, thrills and chills? Aspire to be/do/say something a bit more than the average? November is National Novel Writing Month. I think I will give this a try. I managed to write a chapter in the BabbleStory today… 978 words in one hour. How hard can 50,000 words be? […]
A Writing Notebook Quotes and miscellany about and for writers and writing. It is in the “Literary Pursuits” category in the navigation table. Things in the Notebook will be, like a real notebook, in random order and never sorted… Enjoy!
And I am. This is the bulletin board I have been blogging about, stage one: I left the table and chairs in for scale. The long side of the board is a little more than 28 feet long. The side with the book cover about 4 feet. 3 1/2 feet tall. Each little “button” along […]