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writing IN Memory

November 23, 2008


My daughter’s blog has a header that says “It’s my blog and I can blog if I wanna”.  And, this is my blog and sometimes, I wanna get personal. Like today. On Friday, my 81 year old mother passed away.  She outlived my grandparents, my dad and cousins and aunts and uncles and she was […]


November 17, 2008

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The Indiana Youth Institute and the Indiana Pacers are coming together to offer Pacer tickets at a group discount price in connection with this year’s Kids Count in Indiana Conference. The statewide conference will be held on December 2-3, in Indianapolis, and on December 2 the Pacers host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.  […]

Let’s buy the Books!!

November 15, 2008

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I received the following email from a co-worker, who also happens to be my mentor.  Knowing what children, literacy and family mean to both of us, I’m taking the liberty of posting this rather modest plea here.  I plan to buy copies, I hope you will, too. I have been working with a group of […]

book review: No Way Home

November 5, 2008

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No way home by: Carlos Acosta; 2007 When my first boxes of books arrived this year, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and read something I wouldn’t typically read.  I went straight for the biographies.  And, that one with the sienna-toned cover was one I could have kept ignoring.  I picked […]

What a day

November 5, 2008

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I don’t typically take the time for personal reflections, but a couple of things happened today that I really want to note. First, I came home today–A day in early November, no less– to find that the daylillies in my front yard had bloomed.  This is not daylilly season!  I’d been eying the buds for […]