This past weekend I (and two other brave souls) had the pleasure of taking a group of middle school girls camping. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and we had warm sunshine, beautiful skies, cozy campfires, and unfulfilled threats of heavy rain. Usually, when we camp from Friday through Sunday, we have many activities planned. However, as... Continue Reading →
I find myself in school libraries filling in for librarians on a part-time basis. (My alter ego is Shelverine, like Wolverine but related to shelving books. Though, I don't have claws like Wolverine, because I work with books and children and I don't want to slash either, but it's a fun nickname and I have... Continue Reading →
Below is a blog by Jenny Lawson, who wrote Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy. She talks about the truth--we all have a bully inside ourselves, and we make choices all the time about keeping the bully under control. Source: If everyone is bullied then who are the bullies? Answer: Us. I guess?
During our NYC trip in August (or, The Trip Where We Saw Hamilton and Other Stuff Also Happened), our other organized activity was to climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty. There are a lot of restrictions to get to Lady Liberty. The statue itself is a National Park, and the tickets, the... Continue Reading →
Review of Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski. Are you or is someone in your life looking for a new hair stylist? If so, this little gem of a book will offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips on how-to, from choosing a salon to tipping the stylist afterwards. It tops out at less than twenty-four pages... Continue Reading →
In my house dwell some very picky eaters. I'm not going to name names, but I will say the writer of this article is not one of them. My sister-in-law insisted I take advantage of her Hello Fresh meal delivery service link which would get me two free meals, so I did. There is a... Continue Reading →