Catching Fireflies

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Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. This video is one that you have to click on …

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A Boy, A Scar and an Epic Fantasy

I would be remiss in talking about children’s book authors without mentioning J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. The first Harry Potter book was published when I was barely 30 years old. Still, I was drawn to the description and scooped it up without hesitation. This was long before the hype would begin – the …

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A Dollar and A Dream

Driving to work the other day I noticed a sign in  a store window that said the New York State Lottery was up to 90 million dollars! The Mega Millions jackpot was now 190 million dollars! My mind reeled. What would someone do with all of that money? Now, I understand that the government takes …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. Awesome!

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What is a Whangdoodle? And why should you care?

One of my most memorable books from childhood was The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (1974)by Julie Edwards. I remember our 3rd grade teacher reading it out loud to us, one chapter at a time. We moved that year, from Minnetonka, Minnesota to Knoxville, Tennessee, and I didn’t get to hear the end of …

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