Category Archives: Being a Good Neighbor

Book Club Blessings–A Free Gift for You

Have you ever participated in a book club? My oldest daughter and I joined a group that met all through middle school. We met new people, read new books, and heard thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

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What can be a Window AND a Mirror? A Book, Of Course!

    Longtime readers of this blog might remember that I’ve posted a few times on cultural tidbits that Ethiopian students at my school have shared with me. I’ve been blessed to hear their stories, to see their palm branch … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse or Breath of God: A Life Choice

Zombies move and act alive–sort of. They don’t actually possess the breath of life, which means they’re actually, deceptively dead. Are you–am I–living a zombie sort of life? On Memorial Day, Jeff and I watched a movie about D-Day (see … Continue reading

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Can an Owl and Mouse Help Save a Divided Community?

Please see below for a corrected time for the NOVEMBER 21st event at White Center Library. You’re invited to a BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Sophie Topfeather, Superstar!, the sequel to Sophie’s Quest, is nearly here, and will be available for sale … Continue reading

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Choking Back Tears at Fred Meyer?

Doesn’t feel like there’s much we can do these days against the tidal wave of anger and senseless violence that keeps crashing all around us. Anguish seems to be everywhere! Pushing my grocery cart past the seasonal clearance aisle on … Continue reading

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Just Two Degrees of Separation

Have you ever heard it quoted that we are connected to nearly everyone on the planet by six degrees of separation? The idea is that you take any two people on earth, figure out who all their connections are, and … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s Stepmother: “I said, ‘IF.'”

Can’t you just picture the wrinkled nose, the sly grin? If you’ve seen the classic Disney version of Cinderella, you know just what I’m talking about. Much to the dismay of Cinderella’s stepsisters, the stepmother has promised that Cinderella can go to … Continue reading

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Interview with Talking Animals #3: Wilbur and a Friend Worth its Weight in . . .Junk?

Greetings! Maybe for today, Salutations! On this Labor Day weekend we come to the last of our summertime interviews where we’ve explored the wit and wisdom of talking animals in literature. We’ve talked with the Beavers from the Lion, the … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls and Privilege of Diversity

My Ethiopian friend, last Monday morning, leaned over the circulation desk with that look–I’ve blogged about that before–that look that tells me he’s about to share something important to him from his Orthodox culture. “Everyone at church yesterday was sobbing. They … Continue reading

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Going at It “Hammer and Tongs”–C.S. Lewis

 Image credit: http://www.jantoo.com. C. S. Lewis had a good friend named Owen Barfield. They were friends from the time they met during college in 1919 until Lewis’ death in 1962. Lewis called him his “Second Friend.” That’s “the man who … Continue reading

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