My daughter and I were talking recently about learning to drive. She’s very excited about it, at the same time concerned over getting it right, and we were talking about shifting gears. I don’t know, she told me, when I need to shift gears. And how many gears are there? Four, five? We got the… Read More Making a Gear Shift
Written by Sanford Begley Teens Hot Topics Wife Unit (WU) is normally great to shop with. When we arrive at a store she has a list and we go get it. A little browsing through what is on sale, especially clearance, and we are on our way. The sole exception to this is a Hell… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Teens and the Mall
I think I overdid it yesterday. Between spring rising, and house guests at the end of the week, I’d decided it was time to do a big cleaning. So today I’m sore and stiff and just a wee bit cranky. Did I mention I have midterms all this week? Yeah. So I’ll be studying. However,… Read More Is this… Morning?
Once again, I am joined by my unnamed guest blogger in the final part of his insightful article on the problems besetting young adult fiction. I deeply appreciate all the effort he has put into writing this, and no, really, this isn’t me. I’d be bragging if it was! You can find the first part… Read More How to Write Realist YA: Part 2
It’s not mine, but I have talked a good bit about YA reads that are good, clean books. This fits the bill, and it has AI’s, sentient pets, a T-Rex, and lots of action. All that, and it’s free today, this week, so go scoop it up and enjoy, or give to your kids to… Read More Free Story by Pam Uphoff!
I was thinking this morning, as I was folding towels and realizing I need to replace some, that most of my life is boring. Most of all our lives are boring, really. I mean, you don’t want to hear about my towels. But when we start talking to people, we talk about the interesting parts… Read More Being an Odd
I wrote something a while back. A long while, given that my youngest child is now six, and he wasn’t even born when I wrote this thought down. It still rings true, now, and it’s a good reminder to me as my eldest will be a teenager in less than six months. I still need… Read More Motherhood, and reflections.