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A Celebration Gift from Ten Thousand Villages

As a reviewer, I get many parcels in the mail.  But the one Miss 13 brought inside last Thursday morning was not a book to review.  Instead, it was a surprise.  And it was for me. When I opened the box, I found a beautiful card congratulating me on being one of Graf-Martin’s top 10 […]

Review: Weather Wits and Science Snickers by Steve LaNore

What’s the difference between a dust devil and a tornado?  Why don’t vacuum cleaners work on the moon? What do raindrops look like? With Steve LaNore you can learn these and other science tidbits while laughing through Weather Wits and Science Snickers. This 57 page softcover book is full of Corny Jokes and Cool Facts […]

Wordless Wednesday: Pear Pie, Morning Glories, Squash Harvest


A New King for The Netherlands

Because I grew up with pictures of the Dutch royal family on our kitchen calendars, I have always felt a special affinity to dimpled Queen Beatrix and her boys, only slightly younger than me. While proud to be Canadian, my parents did not ignore their Dutch background.  No touristy trappings for us, though, but rather […]

The NaNoWriMo Books are Here!

Well, here they are:  the books that the girls wrote for NaNoWriMo! Actually writing a novel was a big deal.  Getting copies of the book is an even bigger deal.  (The fact that they are free to NaNo winners is cool, too.) I got autographed copies and I’m one proud and thankful Mama! The girls tell […]

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