During the pandemic, I missed a lot of things. Social gatherings. Reliable school schedules. Hugs. But, honestly, the thing I missed the most was my public library. I never truly appreciated its existence or the simple joy it offered---hundreds if not thousands of books, free of charge, for me to peruse at my leisure. Free … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for Libraries!
A few weeks ago, I had the absolute honor and pleasure of chatting with Susie Finkbeiner, author of such amazing books as Stories That Bind Us and All Manner of Things. She had reached out to me after discovering that her latest book, The Nature of Small Birds, and If It Rains share a book … Continue reading An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a news reporter. Other kids my age idolized Michael Jordan or Chuck Norris or Debbie Gibson (yes, I'm dating myself here). I, on the other hand, worshiped Jane Pauley. At only ten years old, I never missed an episode of Dateline and would spend hours conducting … Continue reading Lost Dreams and Found Hope