The Library Book by Susan Orlean

This is a book about a place where books are stored. What could be better? This was a complete impulse buy before the holidays on my iPad. I very rarely read books on my Ipad, because I enjoy the pages physically flipping through my fingers. I love the satisfaction of sensing how far along you… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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A Fall Color Trail

Another week, and another Sunday came along. I was in a great mood until I picked up the phone. On Sunday I was thinking of my father, and how he is a father. And I’m his daughter. And I wonder how differently 22 years of life feel for me compared to 22 years of life… Continue reading A Fall Color Trail

Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. Edited and with an introduction by Joy Castro

If you are a writer, or have an inkling to write and wish to write about your family this is a great anthology to pick up and read beforehand. In this anthology published authors write about the troubles of writing about family. For one though they all say the most important thing for a writer… Continue reading Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. Edited and with an introduction by Joy Castro

Bicycles, Band-Aids, and Duct Tape

We always had a camper, RV, or mobile home of some sort. My family was frequent campers during the Minnesota summers. There was usually something wrong with the camper of the time period: the trailer hinge broken, brake light out, and stuck drawers. But we loved traveling not so far to fish, swim, and camp… Continue reading Bicycles, Band-Aids, and Duct Tape

Based on a True Story

Do you know how many problems there are with these five words? Based on a true story. Based (definition): have as the foundation for (something); use as a point from which (something) can develop. When we whisper to each other about the movie or book we say: it was “based on a true story”, but we… Continue reading Based on a True Story