Spotlight on Brightly

Dear Kids, Family Members, and Teachers, Please check out this terrific website for kids’ books called Read Brightly. Log on at https://www.readbrightly.com. So get a clue, Readers, and investigate these tabs on the site: The first is “Ages and Stages” where you can peruse reading lists for ages 0-13+. The second is “Popular Topics,” such…

Get Your Lion On

Dear Readers, Is it time in your personal or professional life to let risk-taking become part of your “living on the growing edge”? Want to stop limiting yourself? Stop comparing yourself to others? Flee your fences? Own your expertise? Roar like a lion?┬áThese were the questions posed by Marni Freedman as she discussed her book,…

Why I Write

Dear Readers and Writers, In 2013, when I retired from a long career in teaching, I missed kids–especially interacting with them daily. Their creative questions and insights taught me much about them and┬ámore about myself. Their ability to fix my tech tools on the spot showed me that I didn’t know everything. They kept me…

Take Flight(s)

Well, I’m still stuck on the staircase! Here is a quote I like that involves staircases. It was written by a European writer named Franz Kafka, who lived from 1883-1924. Ponder this deeply: How does this quote apply to your life? “So if you find nothing in the corridors, open the doors, and if you…

Keep Climbing

Hey, Kids, If you read last week’s blog, you probably know by now that I LOVE staircases. It occurred to me that I should share my Staircase Pinterest board with you. Most of the photos are of staircases from the 1920s and ’30s. Maybe, I’ll use one of these ideas for my house. The style…

Up, Up, and Away!

Hello, Kids and Other Readers, Today, I want to share with you a somewhat quirky, favorite thing of mine. Staircases. Yes, staircases! I have never lived in a two-story house. I hope to build a second story onto my home someday so that I can have the overdue pleasure. Of course, I will have to…