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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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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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Emotional Intelligence

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown more and more puzzled as to how much isn’t taught at home or at school or on the playground–about life in general. We have to get a license to drive.  We have to be FBI-screened to teach.  We have to pass exams to get into school or to practice […]

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In Praise of Doubt

The second book I’ve read recently is  Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld’s In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic.  Both authors are sociologists; Zijderveld holds an additional doctorate in philosophy. There are a plethora of great thoughts in the book; however, in this small space, I’ll highlight only a few […]

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