Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: December, 2014

The Shoes Can Make the Girl

I first heard of Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986) and her “shoe books” while I was watching You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (one of my favorites!). In the movie, Tom Hank’s character is one of the owners of a huge chain bookstore which is about to put Meg Ryan’s character’s little mom-and-pop bookstore out of …

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Favorite Writerly Gifts for the Holidays

Well, it is that time of year again and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. To help you shop for gifts for your favorite writer (even if that person is you!) here is a list of some of my favorite writerly gifts!What writer’s room would be complete without a stack of blank books …

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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.  

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The Power of the Psammead

E. Nesbit was the pen name for English author and poet  Edith Bland (1858-1924). She published close to 40 books for children. She has been called the “first modern writer for children,” meaning that she turned away from the themes of Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and their ilk by writing about dealing with things as …

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In It to Win It

Last month, I posted about the lottery. I had noticed how high the prizes were and like always, when they reach that level, I started to think about winning. I drove by the same convenience store on the way to work this week and the numbers are down again, back to a mere $3 million …

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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.

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