Who am I and why am I writing this blog?  Hmmm…

I’ve loved books since I was a toddler in the 60’s, and I’ve never outgrown my love of great children’s literature.

 I’m a mom to four awesome people who are now working and traveling and studying in various places.  We had a rich time learning together via homeschooling, reading countless books over mugs of tea.

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 I earned a degree in Writing, and find pleasure in words.

 I believe in non-electronic pastimes for children — books and paints and rain boots and hammers and bicycles and ukuleles and fresh air and the wide world — for the sakes of their bodies and minds and souls.

water is interesting

peeling potatoes is interesting

I’ve lived in northern Minnesota, Philadelphia, Quebec City, West Africa, and my current home is Minneapolis.

 I’ve led several different book clubs and taught some writing classes for kids and am energized by hearing their thoughts.

When I’m not reading, I love camping, hiking, baking bread, the North Shore of Lake Superior, kayaking, chocolate in most forms, tea, all things British…well, not Marmite, music, snow, used book stores… 

 And that’s a little about me!