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Thoughts on Poetry, Books, and Life

Poetry Friday, a garden haiku, and EGGS!!

Mark sent me this one while I was at work.

It’s Poetry Friday! My dear puzzle-poem-pal Donna at Mainely Write is hosting today! My apologies for all photo size strangeness. I wrote this post at least 3 times last night, resizing photos each time, and it never published. Thanks to Donna for emailing — hopefully it will work this time! Today I have a garden-related […]

Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina


In early June, I traveled to Charleston for a work conference. If you’re wildly curious about what I do, you can watch a video created about one of my projects as part of the conference. In addition to eating delicious food (Kaminsky’s coconut cream pie stands out in my memory!), I went to the locally […]

Assertiveness, part of the #BizGirlMind series of e-books


My annual professional goals at work include reading one book per quarter on certain topics & blogging about them. For Q1, I read and reviewed Primal Leadership. For Q2, I started a book about negotiation but found myself unable to recall what I’d read (so much for reading on a plane!), so I switched topics […]

Poetry Friday and the Summer Poem Swap Kick-off


It’s Poetry Friday! Our marvelous maven of all things Poetry Friday, Mary Lee, is hosting this week!   It’s time to send my first poem to a fellow swapper. Tabatha has been gracious and kind to give those of us who need to be organized all the information we need — names, schedules, and even […]

The Poem Farm’s Summer Notebooking Project


   Attention grandparents, teachers, parents, writers,  doodlers, and scribblers of all ages: Summer has barely started, and the age-old question for those with kids around the house is: how do I keep them from losing ground academically during the lazy days of summer? While reading is always my first choice and recommendation (all kinds of […]

FOLP: The Professor & The Madman, by Simon Winchester


The first completed book from my Friends of the Library Project is The Professor and The Madman, by Simon Winchester. Originally published in 1998, this title (known as The Surgeon of Crowthorne in Britain) was the first of Winchester’s books to hit the NYT bestsellers list and sell millions of copies. His experiences as a […]