I study with friends from all around the world. It's thrilling to know there is actually "a tribe" where I fit in. 🙂 Everyone is good about encouraging one another. If someone feels embarrassed about learning they might say "throw that monkey off the train." It's true, every culture I've learned about so far seems to have a trouble making creature . . . "Tricksters" Martin Luther and Kenneth E. Hagin used to say: “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head
but you ca
front door of the school in Amsterdam classmates colored - i think water-colored their versions i felt so stretched simply sketching giggle maybe i'll get out my paints or pencils soon enough i'll be urban sketching with the best of the best surely i'll improve and find my confidence. yippeee!!! #loveloveg
Trees . . . might be time to get out and sketch some 💙 The Story spinning around in my heart lately comes from 2 Kings 17. (Melechem II 17) The People continued to do things that hurt the very Heart of the Holy One. The People behaved in such a hurtful way, eventually they were removed from the land. Honest. Shalmaneser, King of Assyria took The People away, captured them and moved them far away . . . (it's hard to imagine the unhappiness this caused,) Then, the the king of
Reading another travel book by author and amazing person, Gertrude Bell. This copy arrived from Great Britain a few weeks ago. I learned about her from Abe Books. They send out a newsletter that offers tips on books i might want to read. I always feel wealthy learning about authors I've missed. The text is packed with scenes and persons . . the writing style is late 19th Century - early 20th Century - it's a brilliant look at the world through the eyes of an interesting
"Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love." Yesterday - (Sunday) - everything was so perfect. The pastor sparkled, every song and psalm went together and lifted us up It always feels like family to me at "The Harbor Chapel." Sometimes it seems I'm following some fantastical Seuss advise. ya know? “You have brains in your head you have feet in yo
"Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner of the nations. (Isaiah 62:10) After a period of "what the heck is this?" I've found mySelf again. And things have begun to self correct. Teachers used to say, "don't block the doorway!" That may sound silly, or simple today - but it's time to start moving. How's that gonna look? Brilliant! New Adventures, New Views, New Challenges . . . A
I received notification about my domain name . . . time to "re-up." Sometimes i get to thinking "what's in a name?" Since I'm not often on stage and rarely invite people to a program (although, YES! I AM still doing cool stuff . . thank you for asking . . . ) I wonder if the name helps - OR, should I go for a definition . . . . ? Got input? And, while I'm asking - Where do you get your hair cut? I've gone to a "chop shop" for a while and think it's time to "look around." Min
Last night I watched "California Typewriter." I enjoyed it. Have you already seen it? Totally encouraged, I'm working on a new project to encourage students to use their voice . . . their creative voice, to begin self empowerment. yep. I'm creating a "student newsletter." Just making framework, and giving support. I'll be cheering as some choose to "put themselves out there." Perhaps they'll begin to understand they can "be anybody they want to be." (Yes. it's from a F
The first sentence captured my attention and I wanted to know Etty right away.
This story has strong characters, excellent relationships and a modern take on life today.
I'm gonna suggest Reading groups get copies right away and plan their Fall gatherings. "Etty Steele - Vampire Hunter" will inspire celebrations and costumes for years to come.
Number "1" on the spine promises plenty more "Etty Adventure" to come.
* Witches, Vampires and Fairies live in these pages and
On my way to the movie I'll return a library book. I'd added a copy to the project I've been enjoying. This one i had not read. Of course, if i want to encourage people to read, it's best to be able to discuss the joy of a story with them. Right? So, I borrowed this copy. Golly, how did I not read this sooner. It's a survival story. A culture story. An story of Indigenous life in this era. It made me cry. It was fascinating. Written by Jean Craighead George, an author whose
Every year this lovely tree has something to tell me. Today, the message is simple. It's time to fill the bird feeder. We had some warm days, then a hard freeze. Still this tree is showing out. What a gift. All the changes this tree goes through amazes me. Always, in the proper time it shows out in splendor. Then, rotates properly through each season . . . always similar, every round even more stunning. I wonder if life does something similar? Do you think we have a defaul
It's chilly outside. Wind swept little piles of crunchy snow around our yard. It won't be there long. It IS Spring, after-all. The temperature will be above freezing by noon. Then we'll go for a walk in the park. (and Mom won't shiver.) Right now, we remember our favorite tree will bloom again soon. love & love, -g- ps - We enjoy ALL Walking Weather . . . but, unexpected ice slipping is best avoided. #loveloveg
Apologies for not "checking in" lately. I'll try to make up for it by sharing some books with you, okay? First, i want to tell you about the Middle Reader "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis "It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him" He found some flyers in his mother's things that mention Herman E. Calloway and his band. Bud suspects this flyer is a clue from h
Thanks to a Citizen Mom, Traveler of the World, Lover of All Things Marvelous, I learned more about Barefoot Books. This is the first in my updated collection. Bright Colors, Meant to be SUNG . . . Yes! Singing Stories are available. Pirates is where I left off when my world changed . . * *What, Again? Golly, when we were taught "change is the only constant" - it was fair warning Life offers plenty of Surprise - and is NEVER Boring. giggle. I suspect Story Time will see more
One of the best kept winter secrets is it is Warm & Toasty upstairs at Subterranean Books. Truly! Today: After making up a few rousing songs we enjoyed "Blue & Bertie" by Kristyna Litten I've linked to cool sites about book and author because they say what I'd like to say but better. We were silly a bit longer then we told each other the story: This is an actual picture book (a great story with no words) We look at the lovely illustrations and tell each other the story. Profe