Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – 7 Reasons We Celebrate This Great American Master

Like me, you can probably point to early memories of reading and/or hearing the voices of a parent reading to you. For me, the...

The Invention of Wings

Don't we all want to test our wings and fly? Like Icarus--with his grand, waxen wings--we all have fledgling wings, aching to burst free...

Tilting At Windmills? What Does It Mean?

You've heard the phrase "tilting at windmills" and you probably wonder what it means, or where such a phrase even originated? After all, you...

What Does Dr. Seuss Say? 9 Fabulous Musing On Theodor Seuss Geisel

I love Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)--I'm guessing that nearly everyone who knows me has figured out that very basic fact. After all, Dr....
Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...
Gatsby

Jazz-Age Gatsby – 7 Reasons We Love Him!

Even if you detest The Great Gatsby, it's probably fair to say that many of us were at least a little intrigued by the...
Fog City, by Bill Abbott (Creative Commons, Flickr)

Life Lessons from ‘The City’ – @DeanKoontz #Quotes

There's a certain magic that happens when we allow the power of words to wash over us, to rock us to the core--until we...

Atticus Takes a Stand! Parent’s Perspective on ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from @HarperCollins

To Kill a Mockingbird offers something for each of us, no matter what stage we are in our lives... It's a coming-of-age story, a...

‘Don’t Feed the WorryBug’ @WorryWooMonster

It's Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge... Here's one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don't Feed the WorryBug!  My 3-year-old...

Life Lessons from ‘The Scarlet Letter’ #Book

I've been thinking about Nathaniel Hawthorne today (and about his life lessons). It's his birthday, after all (or would have been if he was...

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