Tag Archives: Japan

Fly Away Home

This week, we’re discussing our longest trip away from home. That’s pretty easy for me, since my family moved from Yokohama, Japan to Grand Rapids, Michigan just before I was a year old. So a visit to see our relatives … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Larissa Reinhart

Today it is my privilege to welcome multi-award winning author Larissa Reinhart. Larissa and I met, as so often, via mutual friends online. Larissa has had a varied and well-traveled life and we are going to have her let us … Continue reading

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The Water’s Not Different – Your Ears Are!

This week, one of the foxes asked, “What book from your childhood left the biggest impression? Which book would you love to read again?” We had a similar topic a few years ago, and I discussed how much I loved … Continue reading

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Globe-trotting Characters

One of our foxes asked, “If you had an unlimited amount of funds and time to visit any place in the world to do research for a book where would you go? Do you have a project in mind?” This … Continue reading

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How Does My Garden Grow?

Topic of the week: Gardens…do you garden? Any special garden come to mind? Any memories involving gardens? Any stories? When it comes to growing gardens, I have what is called a “Black Thumb.” With one exception, I have never been … Continue reading

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Dear Grandma, I Forgot to Ask You…

This week’s topic is “Do-overs and Mulligans – stuff I’d like to try again, now that I know better.” I guess I’ve got my share of regrets like everyone else. I wish I’d thought to apologize to the guy I … Continue reading

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Advent and Pearl Harbor in the Same Week

Advent — Waiting for Christmas And A Note About Pearl Harbor By Jeff Salter We’re blogging this week about Advent. Not being Catholic, I had only a general notion that Advent was part of the Christmas Holiday season, but did … Continue reading

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