Catching Fireflies

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Monthly Archives: March, 2015

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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Shel Silverstein – One more time!

Re-posting this to kick off National Poetry Month which begins April 1st. It was originally posted in April 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ In honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to share some of my favorite poems with you. I will post different poets throughout the month. To start things out right… I would like to …

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Another Year, Another Kick In The Butt

I think as we age, we tend to fall into one of two categories. We either continue to be wild, live-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-crazy-chances kind of people, or we are like the rest of us. As we get older, we take fewer chances. We realize that there is a cost to everything and we balance the pros …

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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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Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) was the author and illustrator of one of the most wonderful picture books of all time, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). The book has been redone in an animated short, an opera, and a full length film. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1964, and was voted the number one picture book in …

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The Lure of the Writer’s Life

You know you have thought about it. What will life be like when you are a famous writer? or a rock star? or the world’s leading astrophysicist? or ________________(fill in your dream). Will you have hours of uninterrupted time to pursue your passion? Mansions? Expensive cars? Will you be able to travel to exotic places? …

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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 Immortal Tuck Everlasting

One of my favorite books as a young girl was Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting (1975). A children’s fantasy novel that explored immortaity, it was one of the first books I read that spoke of death at all. Ten year old, Winnie, stumbles upon Jesse Tuck and the fountain of youth in the woods near her house. …

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