March 13,2014Recently Grace Butcher, an Ohio-based poet and writer who contributed four poems and a short story to my book, Girls Got Game, shared an anecdote involving her 11-year-old granddaughter, Kate. It seems that Kate, who lives with her family in New Hampshire, was studying poetry in her fifth-grade class. Her
February 3,2014Yesterday, the groundhog saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Today, that prediction came true with a vengeance. Mother Nature has dumped about five or six inches of snow on Englewood, and it's still coming down. I saw this bike shackled to a pole on a walk
of the Month
I have hundreds of bookmarks. They're easy to come by if you go to book and library conferences, and some are quite interesting. So I decided to share a few here.
This month's bookmark comes from the Kobal Collection of the Picture Desk, a British photo agency. It shows actor Steve McQueen with a baseball glove. Thanks to Brenda Jackson for sending it my way. Here's the front and back.
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