Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Celebration of Caroline Starr Rose’s BLUE BIRDS: We Were the Fortunate Strangers

Blue Birds, Carolyn Rose Starr’s latest novel in verse, releases in a couple of months. I have anxiously awaited this book since I read her first book, May B. I fell in love with Caroline’s dear courageous heroine there, and she’s made … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: The Mostly Novel Edition

Welcome to 2015! I’m still reading, and still planning to share with you. I was gratified to see that I managed to share about books quite regularly for the latter six months or so of 2014, so here’s to more of … Continue reading

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First Grateful Post of the Year: #nerdlution15

I‘m sure you’ve heard me speak of The Nerdy Bookclub. This is a group of like-minded individuals, passionate readers and writers who champion literature for children, and celebrate helping students become passionate readers, too. This is a reflective group of folks … Continue reading

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Faces At Concerts

Originally posted on Ed Castro's Blog:
I don’t often get to look into the audiences when I perform. When I play with an orchestra, I’m lucky if I get to see the faces of the orchestra and choir members…

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Grateful: Opportunity, Gift and Celebration

We almost lost my Dad at Thanksgiving in 2006. A blown heart valve left undetected during a bypass surgery the year before was in full failure mode and he was given a 30% chance of survival into the next month. … Continue reading

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