Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dinnertime with Teens: a Poem

An hour or so ago, the family was here. We ate and talked of school and politics, movies and summer plans. Someone told a joke. Someone laughed. Someone got mad. Everyone loaded the dishwasher.   It was the type of … Continue reading

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Meet Writer February Grace and her New Book, WISHING CROSS STATION

Happy Wednesday, blog readers. Today, my guest is the wonderful and talented author February Grace, who recently released a brand new book. So without further ado, let’s get started! MR: Hi February! I’m so happy to have you on the … Continue reading

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Is ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Today’s M*A*S*H?

The other day, I saw a picture of Uzo Aduba in the newspaper and immediately thought Crazy Eyes, the name of the character she plays on Orange is the New Black. In my pre-coffee haze, I tried to recall Crazy … Continue reading

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Pets, Loss, Sad Old Movie Characters, and Pesky Kids

A little black and white cat is hopping around my living room, knocking things off the mantle and quietly testing the dog’s patience with his innocent, precocious behavior. He’s adorable, cuddly, and amusing. I should be smiling. But my heart … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Cait Reynolds

What’s on your reading list for summer? Don’t have that all sorted out yet? Well, if you, or someone you care about likes contemporary YA and Greek mythology too, I’ve got a recommendation for you: DOWNCAST, by Cait Reynolds. In … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde and Darrell Martinie (the Cosmic Muffin)

  Let me start by saying that I know next to nothing about astrology. And by next to nothing, I mean as close to nothing as a person can get. In fact, the only thing I know about astrology is … Continue reading

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