• 15 titles and not nearly enough time

    The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline arrived in the mail today. I already read the library copy and decided I needed to have my own copy to underline and reread at will. It was that spectacular. In the same shipment, my second copy of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo also arrived. This will be my… Continue Reading

  • On Reading, Knowing and Not Knowing

    I went on a hike recently with my husband and 10 year-old son. The 90 minute uphill trek proved challenging and after 2 hours we were rewarded with spectacular views of the neighboring valley and an expansive alpine meadow. Hiking is not a frequent occupation of ours. Given that, our shared accomplishment of almost 4… Continue Reading

  • Dear Tricia: A meditation on a life of reading

    Dear Tricia, Ever since I read through the beginning of your thread last night and finished reading it this morning, several thoughts have been turning in my mind. First of all, let me say how grateful I am for your voice not only in my digital life. Your leadership of #DisruptTexts as an initiative and… Continue Reading

  • The Wisdom of Spunky

    Spunky Tells AllĀ  is a book by Ann Cameron, not a gossip column. Spunky is an articulate, astute and terribly funny dog who lives with his family, the Bates. Spunky has become my new literary hero. If you care nothing about dogs, pets or children’s fiction, please skip this post and go read something more… Continue Reading

  • Get Rich By “Teaching”

      Imagine for a moment that someone wants to let you in on a little secret. He is privy to some special information and is willing to share it with you. It’s a small favor. It will help you, really. So you read on. This person then goes on to tell you about an outsized… Continue Reading