Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 16

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “A person with a new idea…

I Use Music

In these times when the world is a mess, when I’m hardly able to write, when I can’t make daily trips to the ocean to get my world back in order and I’m not even painting much, the one thing I can still depend on is music. Whether I need peace, need simple pleasure, need…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 9

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Unless you do something beyond what…

Inspiration and Invention

Necessity Is the mother of invention. Lockdowns throughout the world and, particularly in Canada and the United States, made us realize our world was changing. Even with a vaccine it will likely be over a year if not more before life as we knew it will resume. In the meantime, we’re finding new ways to…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 2nd

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas or maybe a purpose. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight about each author. I read all genres but when…

A Study in Summer: Hide and Seek

“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there. ” ~ Francis Thompson, “The Poppy,” 1891 (This is a repost of a blog journal entry I wrote years ago, pre-pandemic. But I wanted to share it because while it’s slightly melancholic it’s also filled with hope. I hope you…

New Beginnings

The picture below is one I found many years ago when I was letting go of something that meant a lot to me. Something I really didn’t want to let go of. One day I was walking in the mall and went into this really cool little store that was filled with plaques, pictures, posters,…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 26

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme IN TIMES OF TROUBLE and ideas for finding joy, peace, humor, and inspiration. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight about each author. Tell someone they’ve made a difference. Perhaps they did or said something…

2020 Mid-Summer Middle Grade & Young Adult Book List

I’m so happy about the new direction this blog has taken, and we’re all working hard behind the scenes to make this a place of beauty and courage and perseverance. One of the things we’re all passionate about is literacy. So, with that in mind, I’m posting my bi-annual reading list for preteen and teen…