This and That

The Great Mandala

Children grow up surrounded by big people. These big people love them and care about them and protect them from harm. The number of big people varies from family to family. In mine, I grew up with a mother and…
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Bliss

So each morning, I open up my email queue and get a cartoon by Harry Bliss delivered to me. Free. They make me smile. Even when I am too busy. Especially when I am busy. And that’s a very good…
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Gone Fishin’

In tribute to Julie Larios and her father John Hofstrand, I think it’s time to take a break from all the bubble and fizz of the season and do some metaphorical fishing. See you in the new year.
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A Memory

Many years ago, when I was quite wee, someone gave me “Pooh’s Birthday Book.” The book is a collection of quotes from all the A.A. Milne books for each day of the year. The quote for my birthday is:
“There
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Digital Revelation

This week I did a guest blog over at the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC). ALSC is a division of the American Library Association and is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library…
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Living in Austin

So this weekend alone, there are nine festivals and events going on in the center of town: The Texas Book Festival; the Austin Film Festival; Green City Festival; Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival; Viva La Vida Festival; Farmers Market; Abolish…
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