Category Archives: America

Campfires

We are asked for our campfire memories this week. All of mine started as an adult. We never went camping when I was a kid, although I did commandeer my brother’s pup tent some Summer nights when a cousin would … Continue reading

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Initially Speaking

Speaking…or writing. A recent guest of mine decided to use his first initial instead of his full first name for publishing and on his professional sites. His reasoning was that no one calls him by his first name, so why … Continue reading

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Bridging the Generations to School

When I was a kid, we had long summer vacations from school. We were usually out by the first week of June, and went back the first weekday after Labor Day, (which was not yet a Monday Holiday and always … Continue reading

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Get Lost:LibriVox/Project Gutenberg/Internet Archives

LibriVox is an organization dedicated to finding literary works which have fallen into public domain and making readings of them to share with the world. Volunteers do the recording. Works in the public domain are those whose copyrights (in U.S. … Continue reading

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There and Back Again, Or Not

What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from your home at that time? Where did you go? That would have been my first trip to Arizona, when I was still living in my ‘native stomping grounds’ of the Washington, DC area. … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Michael Charton

Today we have a guest who is quite an interesting fellow. Michael Charton is a man of curiosity and imagination. If we lived next door, I am sure that none of us would get anything done, since Joe-the–Husband and I … Continue reading

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A Library By Any Other Name…

What is a ‘library’? My grandson asked me to read a YA book, the first of a series. It started out not much to my taste, (unlike so many other he has chosen), but it picked up to be interesting … Continue reading

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