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Review: Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

Note: the review for this narrative is based on the 2nd edition of this book. I had a much longer review to write (unfortunately the power going out during a storm took the review before it could be saved), but I think the best reaction I could sum up this read – for me – was “Ye Gods, this book was very well done.” 264 more words


Book #32: The Read-Aloud Handbook

If you plan to have children, if you have children, or if you work with children you should have a copy of this book. You don’t even have to read the whole thing. 688 more words

Summer History Lesson

While on vacation in Vermont, I visited Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln (pictured below, ca. 1880), the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. 422 more words


Balzac's Omelette by Anka Muhlstein

“Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein’s erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in HonorĂ© de Balzac’s The Human Comedy.

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Honoré De Balzac