Blog Archives

And Back Again…

Just like that, vacation is over and I’m back to work. It was a nice vacation. I enjoyed not having an agenda and not having to solve any problems. I did quite a bit of reading. Finished one book and got half way through another. I did some drawing. Got 2 more coloring pages completed. But mostly, I loafed and chatted with the good company around me. The food was great and I didn’t have to cook any of it (which always makes it taste better). The long drive wasn’t even bad. We listened to an audio book. Read the rest of this entry


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger

I enjoyed the book immensely. The writing style flowed smoothly. It was a quick read. But it is one that is worth reading more then once. I really didn’t want to put Read the rest of this entry

The Capture


The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole #1) written by Kathryn Lasky read by Pamela Garelick

35805 Read the rest of this entry



Spark by John Twelve Hawks

23737149 Read the rest of this entry

Crocheted Animal Hats


Crocheted Animal Hats: 15 Patterns to Hook and Show Off


by Vanessa Mooncie Read the rest of this entry

The Bride Collector

7695104 Read the rest of this entry

Vita Nuova


Written by Dante Alighieri and translated by Mark Musa


I read this because I was curious to read something other then the Inferno. While I enjoyed the poetry and the stories behind each, I feel like the dissection of the poems killed the presentation. While it was interesting to read his perspective on their dissection, it left it feeling like I was reading a text book rather then a book of love poetry. Not something I will read again. It took me so long to read because I had to keep setting it aside for long periods. And it was slow reading on top of that. I’d recommend just getting a collection of his poems without all the other stuff.

My Ishmael

17022 Read the rest of this entry

Like the Willow Tree

Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918

by Lois Lowry Narrator Sara Barnett

This was different then the books that I normally read. I’m not usually a fan of historical fiction, but I Read the rest of this entry

The Dark Half



Written by Stephen King and Narrated by Grover Gardner Read the rest of this entry

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted


Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics


Art shenanigans of Xenia Bougaevsky

Crochet Thread

A Modern Interpretation of Vintage Crochet by Ann Reillet Featuring Many Original Designs


Crafting with hook, needle and yarn

Son's Popkes

Crochet animal patterns designed by Sonja van der Wijk