Monthly Archives: June 2008

My random act of kindness. 7

Last week, I had some 6th graders helping me in the media center. I worked them hard, but they had fun, too, running errands around the school, stamping books, shelving videos. As we were delivering some books out to one of the mobile classrooms, I noticed that one of the girls and I were wearing […]

A Horse of Her Own by Annie Wedekind 4

I am not a horse girl. I grew up in a farming community, and many of my classmates had horses and enjoyed riding. My mom’s cousin kept horses in the field next to our house (doesn’t my childhood sound lovely?). I enjoyed taking them apples and sugar cubes, but I was kind of afraid of […]

The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver 3

When we did the great magazine cleanout of 2008, I pulled out every single EW book review that was of interest to me and wrote the titles and authors down on my To Be Read List. I noticed that EW listed as its top fiction book for the year a book called The Post-Birthday World […]

For the beauty of the earth. 3

After reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle late last summer, Mike and I began to regularly get up on Saturday mornings and go to the Farmer’s Curb Market downtown. The winter is not the best time to go to the Farmer’s Market, but we continued to go and buy pita bread, at least, from a local bakery, […]