Imagination

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A friend of mine is stuck between two epically long books and wants to be able to make progress on her reading goal for the year (this really is about a friend, I’m not trying to disguise my woes!). I told her I’d make a list of books, she said to categorize them however I…

What I am reading…

I’m about half way through with Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. This amaze-balls book takes place partly in my home state (Kansas) and partly where my heart lives (Kansas City, Missouri). Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family […]. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has…

One Good Citizen to Another

I am so grateful to live in an area where its citizens are so sensitive to the well-being of others! For example, the other day, someone set off dynamite at twenty minute intervals beginning at 11:00pm. How considerate of them to wait until most children were in bed, we wouldn’t want anyone’s sleep disrupted by…

My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used to be known for my chocolate chip cookies. Now I make brownies more often (more on that later, yum!). I used to make hundreds of cookies a few times a year and share them with all my students. You know, I need to start doing that again! Anyway, my friend and I went…

Whiskey Brisket Chili

I like to experiment with recipes, I don’t think I’ve made that a secret! So when I thought I’d invented whiskey in chili (it’s a thing), I had to throw a bunch of other ingredients together and see what happened. What happened was deliciousness! Typically when I make chili, it’s bean-heavy and I’ll use ground…

Embarrassing

I was feeling pretty good this morning, I was looking good too! This was reinforced by all the attention I received while I was trying to pay for gas. It wasn’t until I went inside to discover that the pump was out of order (somehow I missed the giant bright orange bag that read “out…

Together

Last night, I fell asleep holding Finn like I was a pioneer woman clutching my baby to my chest as we struggle through a snowstorm. We woke up this morning like an old married couple: me hanging onto the very edge of the bed while he stretched out across the whole damn thing, his feet…

Falling

tip-toeing to the precipice cautious i’ve fooled myself before guarded thoughts are flimsy in the fact of delicious temptation walking along the edge acclimating i’ve fooled everyone before the illusion of balance is convincing to the imaginative dancing right off the cliff smiling i’m done fooling myself the pleasure of the fall is worth any…

What I am reading…

Instead of The Secret Garden as promised, I opted to travel back to Westeros with A Storm of Swords. By happy accident, my choice coincided with my marathon re-watching of the series (I just started season 3!). As usual, I’m enjoying comparing/contrasting the book with the adaptation; so far, I have no criticisms only keen enjoyment……

2017 Reading Challenge

June 18, 2017 My goal this year is to read 30 books; according to GoodReads, I’m 5 books behind schedule, but I’m not worried. Yes, the year is almost half over, but I still have the rest of the summer and some school breaks to “rush” through a few novels 🙂 Rick Porrelo’s The Rise and…