WOW! an unexpected performance!
Some things from the past are worth losing. Some aren’t.
Libraries going extinct? Heaven forfend!
Almost missed a momentous event amid the routine of supper prep.
learning to love in a new way
A surprising gift on a very grim trip.
Have you ever tried to capture the essence of someone you know well, in a single story?
Gnashed teeth of jealousy but praise for Bill Bailey’s recent book. The gnashing, because he manages to write, illustrate, and publish a book during lockdown, while I, after a couple of years scratching through my first book, am nowhere near letting its fragments see the light of day. Praise, because those who read his book… Continue reading HAPPINESS!
Grandmother: “How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?” Me, pulling and repeating: “How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?” Grandmother: “Oh I do think it the pleasantest thing ever a child can do.” Me: “Oh I do… Continue reading Poems and Punkah
Six years old…. Canton, China. My six-year-old heart was burbling with excitement. Today I would be given my very own book with real words in it! Today I was going to learn to read. I rushed to our classroom – an unused room in the servants’ wing of the house, overlooking the canal (windows closed… Continue reading Learning to Read