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for: ‘August, 2009’

Living Out Loud

I found a book I want to share.  A fun book.  An outrageous book.  It’s Keri Smith’s Living Out Loud: Activities to Fuel a Creative Life.  Don’t you just LOVE the title, by the way?  I do. As the author states in her introduction (by the way, you can find her blog here), “my favorite […]

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And the Winner Is…

I’m so glad some of you decided to enter the Mother’s Plunge giveaway!  I received three entrants on this site, and four more in my inbox. So.  Are you ready? I corralled my husband into dipping his hand into the hat…and pulling out the winner, so if you have any complaints, you’ll have to take […]

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Page One

Poets & Writers Magazine has a brief monthly section called “Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin.” For you writers out there, it’s a fun cross-section of first sentences of novels or poetry collections.  ’Cuz we all know how hard it is to come up with that first great sentence! A sampling for you […]

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Three Vids We’ve Been Watching…Over and Over Again

You already know by know we’re Eric Carle fans around here, but what I didn’t know is that there are some lovely read-alongs on YouTube. So, I’m sharing.  They’re not just for children. First, The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle.  The embedding at YouTube has been disabled, so go directly here to view. Then, […]

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Bluesy-Folksy Music

I’ve been listening to this gem.  Kinda bluesy-folksy.  But good.  Well, good, in my humble opinion. Turns out, this is Sarah Jarosz’s debut album, and she’s just graduated from high school!  Not that either of those details matters. So, count this as your introduction to another fantastic singer/songwriter/picker, if you’ve not met her yet. To […]

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