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Throwback Thursday: Maniac Magee

This week for Throwback Thursday we recommend: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee’s life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. 54 more words


Haiku week- Birds


two crows on the run

plotting a vicious murder

huddle together.


Two sparrows on edge

thirst and hunger drove them mad

ate an alley cat. 42 more words


Throwback Thursday: The Phantom Tollbooth

For this Throwback Thursday I recommend: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

A bored young boy, Milo, drives his small electric car through a toy tollbooth and finds himself in the Land Beyond. 87 more words


Detectiving, gardening, and explaining the academic's craft

As a child (and to be perfectly honest, into adulthood), I figured I’d make a pretty good detective. Eye for details, rather dull fashion sense, fondness for methodical tasks with the odd burst of inspiration… And I really liked crime drama. 816 more words


Madeleine L'Engle on Faith and Believing

Sometimes in the groping dark of my not knowing
I am exhausted with the struggle to believe in you, O God.
Your ways are not our ways.

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