Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

I really have to thank Sumner County, Tennessee for introducing me to the work of John Green. The Fault In Our Stars was published in January 2012 by Dutton Books . . . and I’m impressed. This is a romantic book, but not a Romance, and a book about hope, but not Hope. The main […]


It’s always a pleasure to look at a good picture book. I’ve talked before about the experience of being “held” by a book and how it really is part and parcel of the experience of reading–a part that comes (at least in part) from actually being held while your mother read to you lo those […]


OK, I wish I could say I’m refreshed after 2 weeks of a restful vacation, but really I’m just jet lagged. I did spend a wonderful 2 weeks in Israel with Jan, my mom, my brother, sister-in-law and nieces, and of all the great stuff, I think the company was the best part. Yes, there […]