August 2008 Archives

“What a shame, he missed breaking the world record on that one!” “Well, I just don’t know if it was good enough..she had a balance check after that double back flip and then she took an awfully big step on the landing!” “Oh man, he missed that rebound? He’s got three inches on that guy!” As you can surmise, I’ve been spending some of my last lazy summer evenings watching the Olympics. My husband and I lolled in our easy chairs with a chilled beverage in hand and make uninformed judgments on diving and gymnastics. “The ...


It’s wonderful to discover people who share your secret indulgences. My fellow blogger Donalyn Miller writes of reading in airports -- and I had to smile because I, too, have been reading my way back and forth across America this summer. I left Virginia in the morning and arrived in California in the afternoon. Along the way, I wedged in a trip to Ireland where I spent the intervening hours with a flock of sheep as they avenged the murder of their shepherd in Three Bags Full. Not only can we take books with us, books can take us ...


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