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Book Review — The Silver Box October 30, 2020

The Silver Box by Margi Preus is the third in the Northwoods Mystery series for Middle Grade readers.  Francesca Frye, known as Francie to her friends, is reminiscent of Nancy Drew.  She is fiercely independent, smart, and resourceful.  Like many children’s lit heroines, she has a bit of a tragic past.  Her father died when…

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Wash Your Hands October 29, 2020

It’s not like washing our hands is something we only figured out was a thing during this pandemic.  We were always supposed to wash our hands regularly.  After we went potty, for example, and before we handled food.  I’m not saying I scrub like a surgeon every time, but I consider myself on the hygienic…

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Yellow Camaro October 16, 2020

I am 50 years old and I have owned a grand total of four cars in my life.  The first was a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a hood the size of a regulation basketball court.  It was basically two sofas on wheels.  I bought it from my grandfather when I started law school and…

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Secrets October 2, 2020

“Well we all have a face that we hide away forever.  And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone.”  ~ Billy Joel “The Stranger” “What I am is what I am.  Are you what you are or what?” ~ Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians “What I Am” We all have…

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