Category Archives: From the Library

If You Give a Mom a Baby

Too fun to resist.  One of the Writer’s Workshop’s prompts this week was– take the children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and change it to give a mom something of your choice.  This was a favorite book of my … Continue reading

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Filling an Empty Nest

Prompt: If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?   Five years ago, … Continue reading

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Used Books

Used books are an inexpensive way to bring color and interest to a room at little to no cost.  When my sister’s small town library purged their collection, she gathered a box of visually interesting children’s books for me.  The … Continue reading

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Not By Bread Alone: 52 Loaves

A few weeks ago my friend Michael slipped me his copy of 52 Loaves, a record of William Alexander’s quest to perfect a simple loaf of bread by baking it every week for one year.  Alexander’s project took on a life … Continue reading

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Shutters in France

When we visited France I found the shutters on the homes enchanting.  I envisioned generations of French homeowners throwing them open to the warmth and light of day and closing them again against the chill of night. I am reading … Continue reading

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