Monthly Archives: August 2015

Grateful: 14 Walks at Mom’s

I’m staying with my mother-in-law for a few weeks as we help her to make some changes. To keep my own emotional and physical health in line, I’ve determined to walk every day ( I have managed this with some success … Continue reading

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It’s been half my life since you went, in the early morning quiet   Fiery crashing heat lightning the night you died lit the sky and we all knew it was you finally able to dance   You were celebratinig … Continue reading

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Introducing Gather Here: Pacific NW History for Young People

The Pacific Northwest is rich with historical traditions educators are not only eager to share with their students, but also required to teach in order to meet state standards. As a school librarian serving both elementary and middle school students, … Continue reading


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Grateful: My own place

This may be a silly little thing to be grateful for, but it feels big to me as we shift our lives and perspectives to be ready to welcome my mother in law into our home when it’s time. I’ve … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: Creature Power!

In preparing for my recent crazy wonderful science/poetry summer camp, of course I read stacks of books. I was focusing on natural science, and on poetry with and for kids, so my library searches were directed in those areas. The format … Continue reading

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