The present of a friend

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been adopting nieces and nephews and handing them books. There are some books that are always on the gift list: Fox in Socks, the Ramona books. Edward Eager. And some I pick out especially for the particular kid. I had great success last Christmas with the first ShelbyContinue reading “The present of a friend”

Maple-sugar-on-snow?

By Northern standards, the weather we’ve had this last week is Not Much.  By Dallas standards?  Well, life as we know it stopped this week. On Monday night, a giant ice storm hit.  And the temperature hasn’t made it past 25 since.  Last night, the forecasters said there was a 30% chance of a lightContinue reading “Maple-sugar-on-snow?”

The dark side of fame, food and t-shirts

Some days seem to have recurring themes.  Today’s theme: children’s literature! I have one of those page a day calendars on my desk at work.  After being out a few days, I was making it current and ran across this quote: “Oh, I wish that God had not given me what I prayed for!  ItContinue reading “The dark side of fame, food and t-shirts”