Everyone has a story

Everyone has words of wisdom to share, if you ask the right questions or take time to listen. In talking with one of my neighbors, I discovered that she and her husband were childhood sweethearts. When Diane was a 14-year-old junior high student, she met the boy who lived three doors down. He was a…

Human ♥ Kind

When we were visiting our son who is stationed near Pensacola, we drove alongside a pickup truck—a common vehicle on the roads. What shocked us was the olive-drab machine gun mounted on the truck’s cab. While there was no visible ammo and we assumed it was non-operational, it’s the thought that counts. What message does…

I Will Be Signing Books at THE BIG E!

This Thursday in the Connecticut Building. From 1:30 to 5:30 I will be at the Big E signing books in the Connecticut Building! I will be at the booth of the Connecticut Authors’ and Publishers’ Association, signing, smiling and handing out free stickers. If you have never been to the six New England States’ fair…

Summer Reading Buddies

As one of the poster-girls for United Way’s literacy program United2Read, I once again had the pleasure of going to the Yonkers’ public library in New York to find some summer reading buddies.  It was amazing and gratifying to see how many kids and how many volunteers were there. The place was a magical madhouse of…

Poetry for the People

Renee Adams shares poems and books, curating a poetry fence and maintaining a Little Free Library (LFL) in Alexandria, VA. When I happened by on a drizzly February morning, Renee was sweeping broken glass from the gutter, afraid that a car would inadvertently puncture a tire. She maintains separate sections for children and for adults, changing…