Archive for February 2015

The Tao of Ty Webb and Thinking Too Far Ahead

The Tao of Ty Webb and Thinking Too Far Ahead
Ever catch yourself getting teary over something that hasn’t even happened yet? Ironic that our blogging community leader should ask us to write about a future point in time and what our expectation of what life will be like then—as just earlier tonight I was envisioning dropping my daughter off for college in another four... Read more »

Us: Marriage can be quite the bitch

Us: Marriage can be quite the bitch
“Us.” Heh. David Nicholls should have titled it, “You.” The author’s almost 400-page exploration into the end (?) of an almost 24-year marriage maybe isn’t necessarily the book you should read when you yourself are staring down 24 years of wedded bliss, and like Connie and Doug, are also in the throes of preparing a... Read more »

Book Review: Station Eleven

Book Review: Station Eleven
Well, now great. Anyone who sniffles around me for the next several weeks is going to get the stink eye. On top of a bunch of 2014 best book lists, and a National Book Award finalist, Emily St. John Mandel’s “Station Eleven” is a look at the world, or more specifically, the Great Lakes region,... Read more »
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PARCC testing: Your kid is going to be OK

PARCC testing: Your kid is going to be OK
I’m just spitballing here, but my guess is that standardized testing may have driven a few teachers to drink, but hasn’t resulted in any kid living in a van down by the river. As conversation continues to amp up about PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) testing, its pros and cons... Read more »

5 Books That Need a Sequel

5 Books That Need a Sequel
The literary world was set back on its heels today with the news that Harper Lee has a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” set for release this summer. By comparison, for anyone under 25 years old, it’s a lot like J.K. Rowling suggesting she isn’t done with Harry. As excited as I am to... Read more »