Summertime!

Summertime 1968.  I was 12 years old.  The Detroit Tigers were playing baseball the way it was meant to be played, going 103-59.  Denny McClain goes 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA.  Al Kaline, Willie Horton, Bill Freehan.   Norm Cash.  Jim Northrup.  Oh, my!  The Tigers face...

Why Do You Read?

Someone I follow on twitter posted a list of 12 reasons “Why We Read.”  If I asked you why you read, you might say “I enjoy reading.”  Maybe you would say “I read to learn.”  Perhaps you’d say “Reading relaxes me.”  You might say “I grew up reading books…they were...

The Great American Read

The Great American Read What is the Great American Read? PBS with the help of people all across our nation, has created a list of America’s 100 most loved novels! And starting Tuesday, May 22nd at 8pm Eastern Time, PBS will begin a summer series hosted by Meredith...

The Art of Wondering

On the subject of “nature walks” in Sally and Sarah Clarkston’s book “The Life Giving Home,” she writes the following:  “Such walks provide a matchless way to help children learn the art of attention, to train them in the art of wondering so that they learn to meet...

Less candy, more books!

Barrels of candy.  They sit inside our MoonPie General Store in a shop we call Yummy Bear.  And every single day while at work, I walk past those barrels again and again and again.  Sometimes I stop and pick up a single piece to enjoy.  On some days, I might stop a...

The Road Home

I am making myself laugh even as I start to write this. I was going to say “I picked up a book the other day.” Funny! If you work at a bookstore, you’re constantly picking up books. Sometimes you’re putting out books for your customers to shop. Sometimes you’re...

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