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8 Favorite Memoirs

It’s summer and I’m enjoying my eight favorite memoirs. It’s important to remember memoirs and biographies are different. While biographies tell an entire life’s story, a memoir generally limits itself a slice of time, or a particular event. I love memoirs even more than biographies, in part because narrative non-fiction is my favorite genre. (Memoirs […]

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The Family’s Slides–and What to Do with Them

Sorting my family’s ancient slides took a few days to accomplish. My brother unearthed them from the attic and we were curious to know what was in them. The other brother bought a single slide viewer–no one had a projector anymore–and I went through the batch. Our slides were kept in a long box (not […]

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Five Little Monkeys and Learning to Read

5 little monkeys

The Five Little Monkeys books by Eileen Christelow are a hit in my county. My husband has used the books as a tool for reading enrichment the last four years. He’s part of a group that spends half an hour a week in a local elementary school reading with first and second graders. His company supports […]

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Is Humility Good for the Soul?

Humility is good for my soul, thank you very much. How about yours? I get lots of practice being humble–when I’m not vexed, frustrated or calling for my engineer husband. My Bible study ladies have been laughing at me lately as, each Tuesday morning, I’ve tried to follow directions for the DVD player and the […]

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Playing Poohsticks and Raising Children

“Let’s visit the bridge and play Poohsticks,” I suggested to my husband. We were out for a walk after nearly a week of monsoon rain in Northern California. We could hear the seasonal creek rushing from two blocks away. “That creek won’t be high enough,” my husband laughed. But we peered over the barrier anyway. It reminded […]

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