Apples, Gravity, Google

Apple tree

As I loaded up the wheelbarrow for the second time, I wondered to myself, “Why are all these apples falling off of my tree?” I pondered posting that question on my Facebook page, to see what kinds of reasons my friends might come up with.  But knowing that some of those friends are jokesters, I… Read more »

New school year blues?

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

One year, the library offered a Back to School celebration for parents—stop in for donuts and coffee and juice after dropping your kids off for this new school year!  It sounded like a good idea, but no one came. Maybe no one wanted to celebrate. Maybe parents were happy to have the kids gone and… Read more »

Spend Time

Old Portland-Jay County Library card

Some second-graders were at the library for a tour. I talked to them about libraries in general and shared what the library was like when I was a child. “You walked up these great big steps, and when you got to the top, you went in, and there were more steps.  It was huge, and… Read more »