Archive for November, 2012

“I’m for Sale”

William has a head cold. He is oozing snot. His eyes are bloodshot and puffy. Other students back away from him with his sneezing which he can’t quite catch with his hands, sleeves, or kleenex. He snuffles several times a minute. The nurse has just sent him back to class with a note saying “it’s […]

Continue Reading Add comment November 29th, 2012

Word of the Day: Astonished

24 hours ago, I was preparing for the Kimbell Event. Two teachers who had planned to attend had to cancel: one teacher’s father had a heart attack on Monday and she was on her way to Oklahoma to be with him; the other teacher had unexpected family pop in on her. I nearly cancelled for […]

Continue Reading Add comment November 21st, 2012

World Book Night 2012: Revisited

From my book review on GoodReads In 2012, I was selected to be a giver in the US’ first World Book Night giveaway. I was given a list of 30 books to provide to reluctant readers from which I was to choose three titles as possible giveaways. In addition to Because of Winn Dixie, I […]

Continue Reading Add comment November 7th, 2012


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