Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kidlit Café Critiquers Produce Books

At least five books, with more on the way, have come out of our critique group, Kidlit Café, made up of all children’s  authors. (See our covers below.) We created our name when we began meeting in the Border’s Books’ Café … Continue reading

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Bard on the Beach

“Something’s rotten in Denmark . . .” A barefoot young man with close cropped and spiked hair and wearing slim jeans lies on the marble floor at the front of the stage, smartphone within reach. Has a stage hand fallen? … Continue reading

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Garden Ooops #2: Too Many Tomatoes

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE tomatoes. But they have taken over my garden, or at least part of it. But I love butterflies, too, and had planned this little corner to be my main butterfly-attracting area: birdbath; yarrow yellow, … Continue reading

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A Gardening Ooops

Anyone can over-plant–by accident or design. In downsizing from a rural six acres to a town one-third acre, I forgot to think small(er) in the garden. After all, we had already taken 13 pickup truckloads’ of yard trimmings and debris … Continue reading

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Reading = Success

If you can read well, it’s a pretty sure thing that you will be successful in life. If you are a good reader, chances are you will also be a good writer. Here are some April 2013 U.S. Dept. of … Continue reading

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