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Book review: Half a Man, by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan

Morpurgo, Michael. Half a Man. Il. Gemma O’Callaghan. Candlewick. 2015. $16.99. 52p. 978-0-7636-7747-3. Ages 10+:

As a child, Michael was told to never stare at the burn scars on his grandfather’s hands and face, but his desire to learn the man’s story gradually came to fruition during the summers that they spent together in Sicily. 146 more words

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Accommodations in video games

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved video games. I’ve played countless hours upon hours of them, and I do my best to keep up with news regarding video game design, marketing, and development. 717 more words

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Book review: Laughing at My Nightmare, by Shane Burcaw

Burcaw, Shane. Laughing at My Nightmare. Roaring Brook. 2014. $17.99. 250p. 978-1-62672-007-7. Ages 15+:

This humorous, uplifting memoir shows the bravery of the author who has spent almost his entire life in a wheelchair because of progressive spinal muscular atrophy. 84 more words

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Youth and disability

I may have mentioned before that age and disability have a strong link: once someone reaches age fifty, their statistical likelihood of gaining a disability goes up exponentially every year. 1,132 more words

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Whatever It Takes

How long does it take to fulfill a life long dream?  Eleven hours fifty seven minutes and twenty nine seconds.

On the way to the race I remember thinking that we didn’t need the car.  1,170 more words


Getting to grips with the interior paint work and varnishing

Rubbing down loose paint work on bulkheads and touching up the bare wood areas after masking up edges.


 It a just few places on the bulkhead… 79 more words

Sailing Challenge

It's important to get out......because there's no place like home.

There’s no place like home” repeats Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, tapping her little sparkly red shoes . Here I am in Oz and I’m so aware that home is where I want to be. 440 more words

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