Tag Archives: family literary activities

Sweet Clara and My Own

During a visit to the local library back when my daughter was four years old, I checked out several picture books, but the one I was most interested in reading with her was Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. For … Continue reading

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Getting the Squirrel to Read

My family likes to read, and we specifically like to read fiction. Except my 11-year old son, Alex (affectionately known as the Squirrel). So I’m looking for suggestions. What can I do to encourage the Squirrel to read? Continue reading

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Literary Banter

Bruce and I started our courtship by reading Shakespeare to each other.  (Could there be anything quite that romantic?)  Of course, our literary companionship had its down side.  In the early years of our marriage, I once accused him of … Continue reading

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Working with my daughter

I’m going to embarrass my daughter.  She hates it when I write about her.  A boy might read it.  But I’m having tremendous fun right now, and want to share it. The Covey Center Blackbox is producing my play, The … Continue reading

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