Category Archives: Things I love

Books for Middle Readers: Best Gift Ever

There are so many amazing books out there that make the perfect gift. Throw a cool bookmark on top, and you’re good to go no matter who is on your gift list. This list is for the avid young readers … Continue reading

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Books for Kids: The Best Gift Ever

My home is overflowing in books. Each member of our household, save the dog, has lots of books and a true aversion for clearing out the shelves (or stacks…). Even so, there’s always room for more! What follows are some … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Bench Trimmed in Green

There are several memorial benches around Brookdale Park. Some have pithy sayings, and some are more simple. This bench, overlooking the meadow, has been lovingly trimmed in greenery for the season. It is lovely, and it made me smile.  It … Continue reading

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Buy Like You Give A Damn, part I

I found Brittany Packnett via Twitter, as one does. And I liked what I saw. In fact, I really liked what I saw. So I clicked on the website she has in her profile and hello! I found a comforting … Continue reading

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Lawrence Welk and the Modern Spiritual

My family used to watch Lawrence Welk every week. Together with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, it provided the backdrop for many Sunday evenings. I loved the bubbles, the outfits, the Polkas, everything. Lawrence Welk occasionally featured versions of current … Continue reading

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Quick List of Halloween Book Treats for Kids

Ages 3-7: ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson This favorite story of a witch, her cat, her broom, and lots of room for friends is a delight. The repetition will make sure children “read along” and get familiar with … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: In A Heartbeat

It’s been another rough week — already! Take a break and watch this heart-warming short that’s as relatable as it is lovely. This short film is by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, out of the Ringling College of Art + … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Signs of Inclusion & Resistance

Just over six months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Just as I felt compelled to attend the March for Women’s Lives in April of 1992, I felt a real … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Fog and Sunlight

Sunday morning started early with a dog that wanted to get outside and a daughter who decided reading in bed was better than sleeping late. I decided to walk to the bagel store instead of drive, and happily my 8-year … Continue reading

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HardCore Summer Reading Suggestions

Nothing against romance novels and more traditional beach reads, but I like to use my downtime to get deep and dirty into books that take me aback and encourage me to evolve without mindfulness and meditation. Here are a few … Continue reading

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