Tag Archives: Books

My little girl/big girl books

I grew up in Minnesota. As a result, I certainly read the Little House series of books. My grandpa taught in a one-room schoolhouse when he was a young man in Iowa. So stories of Laura’s school gave me an … Continue reading

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How do you count your blessings?

I am many things. One of those things is a math tutor, and another is a person who offers encouragement. Generally, when we count items, we tend to count them one by one. But if there are a lot of … Continue reading

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My son, the writer

Ever since my son was little, he has been a writer. I remember when he was in first grade, he would grab every spare piece of cardboard or used shirt box that he could get his hands on. He would … Continue reading

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Guess When I Fell In Love For the First Time As a Child?

What does it mean to fall in love? The first time I fell in love was the summer that I turned 7. We had moved to a wonderful town in Minnesota called Winona. It had a lake on one side … Continue reading

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My Life-long Friendship with Books

Long-time readers of my blog will recognize some of this post. I am uninspired this week—so some of it is pasted in, but I have added some new thoughts to it, too. I decided not to wait any longer for … Continue reading

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Not all those who wander are lost

“Not all those who wander are lost”–J.R.R. Tolkein. There are places I love to wander….along the shore at the beach, lost in thought and collecting shells. I either toss the shells like you do when you skip stones, or save … Continue reading

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How books became my tapestry

In today’s Amazon and Kindle/I-Pad world it is easy to forget the simple joys of holding a real book in your hands. When I was growing up we didn’t just rush off and buy books. We did read though. We … Continue reading

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Can you remember a time…

Can you remember a time when love surprised you? Perhaps you were walking through a park, your school, across your campus, or through a mall and someone recognized you and ¬†greeted you? There have been times this has happened to … Continue reading

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This is why I am blogging…

I ¬†am looking for people that love to ponder lifes challenges, sorrows, and joys. There are tons of political blogs and frankly I did not want a political blog. Even though I have been fascinated with the political process for … Continue reading

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