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I’m just getting back from a lovely vacation with my family to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Ah, Charleston, where ocean breezes blow (really hot ones), palmetto trees sway, and history is in and around every corner. 520 more words

That's more like it

Another Monday, another book review. :-)

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

Now this is a book kids will like! Tara’s family is mixed – Jewish and Indian, and she’s not sure where she fits in. 235 more words

Musings On Reading


I have a new way to relax – I mean, procrastinate.

Wordament! A rather devious app that makes Scrabble on your iPhone look like a piker. 214 more words

Musings On Writing

And now for something completely different

I’m going to try something new – adding book reviews to “Rear in Gear.” While I’ve always linked up to Goodreads, I’m going to begin featuring book reviews of children’s books here. 384 more words

Middle Grade

More summer reading

So, I’m getting my child ready for her first jaunt to sleep-away camp and am filled with pride that first on her packing list – not the camp’s – is a stack of books for downtime. 146 more words

Musings On Literature

Keeping one's balance

An opinion piece from last Sunday’s New York Times lambasted the planned return of the teaching technique balanced literacy to New York schools. I’m on the fence myself. 223 more words

Musings On Writing

Summer Road Trip: Finding Your Way as a Writer

It’s officially Summer at our house! Exams are over, grades are up, backpacks hang limp on their hooks, and lunch totes are enjoying a much-deserved hiatus on the laundry-room shelf. 634 more words