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recipe: White Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 28, 2009


  WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES     My sister and I are making plans for our cookie baking day. Instead of mimosas this year, we’ll make Kir Royales with the blackberry liqueur I got in Normandy. She wants to add a pound cake to the gift mix and we need to raid dollar stores for […]

book review: Gangsta Rap

November 28, 2009


book review: Gangsta Rap author: Bejamin Zephaniah publisher: Bloosmbury, 2004 main character: Ray, aka “X Ray X” Our story begins with a shouting match between Ray and his dad. This scene displays the anger, tension and miscommunication that propels Ray and his friends Prem and Tyrone to act irrationally and rudely. RaLater tht morning, Ray […]

review: Fresh Girl

November 24, 2009


review: Fresh Girl author: Jaïra Placide publisher: Wally Lamb Books, 2002 main character: Mardi Desravines   While reading Fresh Girl, I couldn’t help but remember Uma Krishnaswami’s musings on trends in YA books set in countries other than the US, although this book is set in the US. Placide was actually born and raised in […]

In Memory: Effie Lee Morris

November 23, 2009

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Children’s Champion Effie Lee Morris Dies Effie Lee Morris, 88, children’s librarian extraordinaire and advocate for children’s literature and library service to youngsters with impaired vision, died of cancer November 10 at her home in San Francisco. Calling Morris the “Grand Dame of children’s librarianship,” Andrew P. Jackson, former president of the Black Caucus of […]

Sunday Morning Reads

November 22, 2009

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Actually, it’s a bit late in the day. I watched the Colts earn their 10th win of the season while my thoughts for this post began to come together and take meaning. I’ve written a few times about my experiences with Twitter. I feel kinda sad for professionals who say they don’t have time for […]

Recipes from bloggers around the world making a difference

November 21, 2009


For a little while now, I’ve been following Anali’s First Amendment blog. Her recipes and pictures are wonderful enough on most days to satisfy my sweet tooth without any caloric indulgence on my part, her stuff is just that good! She even throws in an occasional book review. She recently blogged about a recipe book […]

Japan Study Tour Deadline Extended

November 18, 2009

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New Perspectives: Japan (NP:J) is a three-phase program that is centered around a 15-day summer study tour to Japan. There is NO COST for the teacher/chaperone with seven students in the group. NP:J includes homestay, school visits, customized “study tours” in Tokyo and Kyoto and more. Financial assistance is available. Schools can enter in a […]

How Blue Are You?

November 16, 2009



Cookie Swap

November 15, 2009


OK, boys and girls! It’s time to start working on the holiday spirit! I’ve joined the Virtual Cookie Swap and will be periodically posting some of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. I’ll bake most of them with my sister and box them off to my children. Christmas is the only time I pull out the […]