The news about the Corona Virus reminds me of some family history. Back around 1920 there was an epidemic of the Spanish Influenza. My grandmother in California got it and, as a result, had health problems for the rest of her life. The other side of my family lived in New Jersey. The young boy…

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There were 42 kids in my first grade class and half of them weren’t learning to read so the teacher had them chant the letter sounds every day while the rest of us did other work. Half of the class had to be held back, but some of the rest of us started second grade…

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I read books for kids all the time, partly because I write for kids, but mainly because I’m still a kid on the inside. I recently read The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela and enjoyed it a lot. The story is about a girl named India Wimple who is extremely shy. But she’s…

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In the last few years people on our planet have experienced gigantic fires, a volcanic eruption, earthquakes, rising oceans, rumors of war and now, a plague of the Corona Virus. Some think we’re living in “end times.” But there have been disasters as long as humans have lived on Earth, although people usually only knew…

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As a writer, I’ve read lots of books about writing. This book by W. Terry Whalin is one of the most helpful I’ve read. As I started reading this book I dog-eared the pages with helpful information. But there turned out to be helpful information on EVERY SINGLE PAGE! Now my copy looks messy but…

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I am so glad to be able to blog again after all the hassles with my previous one at Blogger.com. I expect to post every Saturday and Wednesday from now on, as I used to do.

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I’ve been dealing with problems on my blog for several months, so I finally called the tech support people for my website and they helped me set up a new blog. What a relief!

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