Rereading a Childhood Favorite

It's both a wonderful and frightening thing to reread a book you loved as a child. It's been ten years since I read Anne of Green Gables. It was one of my most favorite books of all when I was entering my teens but I've put off rereading it because I was afraid I'd find … Continue reading Rereading a Childhood Favorite

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A Quote Off My Shelf

"I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."  "To establish ties?"  "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. … Continue reading A Quote Off My Shelf

Speech & Literature Appreciation Class for Children

Last fall, I had the wonderful privilege of teaching a literature appreciation class to 7 students between the ages of 4 and 13. Over seven weeks they memorized the poem "Daybreak" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and become familiar with seven of Aesop's Fables. At the end of the course, I hosted a tea party for … Continue reading Speech & Literature Appreciation Class for Children