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for: ‘September, 2009’

Funky Giveaway

I confess.  I couldn’t stop. I kept knitting these very addicting I-Cords (from Leigh Radford’s new book Alterknits Felt: Imaginative Projects for Knitting and Felting) and came up with about 11 bracelets and rings. Then came the felting…and adorning (with beads and wire). In the end, I had four bracelets and a few rings left […]

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Writing Questions

These are my questions for today, in the voice of Richard Ford, an author who’s won many accolades for his novels and short story collections…and someone who’s voice is included in the above compilation. Here, Ford is speaking of taking new directions with his work, and the fact that his editor can’t see it the […]

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Pretty Amazing

Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me is being touted as a YA (young adult) novel, and I’m not sure why.  I think it would be appropriate for precocious fourth and fifth graders, too.  In fact, Monica Edinger at Educating Alice read it to her fourth grade class (an early edition of it, because it just […]

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Eating an Orange

When I was a girl, reading through the Little House on the Prairie series, I was always stumped as to why the girls were so excited to receive an orange (of all things) in their Christmas stockings.  An orange?  A piece of fruit? Now, after living in the deep, cold North, for a long while, […]

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