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The mysteries of water

For this review I have chosen two books that revolve around water, one a lake and one a river. In...

 

Sunflowers

The sunflower, a native of North America, immigrated to Europe in 1510 in the cloth bags of...

 

Summer Camp

Do they sing “Hello mother, hello father” in summer camp anymore? The song made popular by...

 

Gumshoes

A gumshoe, a sleuthhound, a hawkshaw, a snoop are all nicknames for a private eye, an investigator...

 

I see

Did you know Helen Keller dedicated her book, “The Story of my Life,” to the inventor of the...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    July 9, 2022

Sagas in Summer

I like the way sagas were written in the olden days. Not needing to buy three or six or nine books...

 

What if?

What if at certain points in history, mankind decided to turn left instead of right? The weather...

 

Honoring dads

Have you found your way to “Bluey” yet? Do you know the game Keepy Uppy? Shadowlands?...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 28, 2022

Mapping it out

I remember traveling with my family on a 1,200-mile vacation, holding a big road map unfolded in my...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 14, 2022

Going for a walk

As the weather becomes more moderate, many people are itching to get out and enjoy wide open spaces...

 

Mothers are people too

May is the month we honor mothers, celebrating being a mother, or honoring the mother that birthed...

 

Becoming Real

A pooka (or puca) is a shape changer from Celtic folklore. In the form of animals, from horses,...

 

See the forest for the trees

In the “land of four seasons,” as the sign driving into Tehachapi once hailed, it is hard...

 

A feather in your cap?

Recently there was a kerfuffle on the show “Wheel of Fortune,” when contestants stumbled over...

 

As you wish

It is not surprising that many young girls look for a Prince Charming in their lives. Growing up...

 

Take flight, my friends!

At 19 years old, dual citizen of both Belgium and the United Kingdom, Zara Rutherford is the...

 

Oh, To Love ...

There are all kinds of love in this world. Valentine's Day celebrates romantic love but again, I...

 

Satisfaction

My first book review of 2022 was titled “Indulgence versus Resolution.” This second review of...

 

Indulgence versus Resolution

The new year usually brings resolutions, resolutions that sound like a good idea on January 1, but i...

 

What Child is This?

Just a glance at the words “What Child is This?” and immediately the melody of...

 

Who Hoo?

People have swayed back and forth for years between using real and artificial trees for Christmas....

 

Thankfulness

Oh, how leaves fall. How they blow tumbling down streets like mischief. Hues of yellow, orange to br...

 

Behind the curtain

Do you know where the idea of “The Wizard of Oz” came from, where Laura Ingalls Wilder and...

 

Time traveled

We are all time travelers. We travel daily through time in our lives, one minute after another, one...

 

In the story

“His thoughts seemed more distant, less audible within his own mind. It was as though a mental...

 

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