Just down the road from my house growing up was a cul-de-sac that had at the head an entrance into a huge forest of wooded trails. My friends and I would often roam around these woods that eventually opened up into a field filled with tall waving grass, snowy white Queen Ann’s Lace and all […]
I wasn’t expecting it. The visceral response, the feeling as though I had stepped back in time, into a place that once belonged to me but no longer did. It was just supposed to be a visit – a short one to pass the time as I adjusted to new normals. I was not doing […]
Sorry to miss a week of sharing links from around the web and the run-down from Story Warren with you! After avoiding it for two years, the plague caught up with me last week and I was out for the count. I’m feeling better now and I know I must be recuperating because I smelled […]
When my son first discovered Johanna Spyri’s Heidi nonchalantly tucked into our stack of daily reading books, he revolted. The book jacket, with the story’s namesake cartwheeling across a meadow high in the Alps, violated his 9-year-old principles — specifically, his tightly held adage, “thou shalt not read books featuring protagonists in pigtails.” “No way,” […]
Children recite stories, create stories, act out stories, and rehearse stories. It is part of how they arrive to this earth, and if we are careful not to toy with them, it is how they will remain.