Category Archives: Book Selection

SOLS: 2013:18 Angel Wings

Text on my phone from my daughter on Saturday: I’m sorry I said that Texas Road House was better than your butterhorns.  My response as I’m confused about the text: What are you saying? My butterhorns are better?  Daughter: That … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:16 Weather Greetings

Indiana weather is a mystery. When you open the door in the morning you just are not sure what season will greet you. I think it has always been this way in the Hoosier state although as a child I … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:7 Favorite Hang-Out

Discovery road trips for me usually involve stops at one of my favorite hang-outs…the buildings that houses books…libraries. Each one is as unique as each of us. The architecture. Some are from the Carnegie era. Some are small as they … Continue reading

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SOLS:2012.21 Heart of a Champion

There is so much that beckons me to Kuhs Farm in St. Louis: the essence of history, the beauty of nature, the architecture of an earlier century, the wedding tree for my daughter, and a safe haven. The grounds is … Continue reading

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SOLS:2012.15 Journeys

Travel.                         Explore. Journey. Wonder. My first response to the preceding words is a smile. I love to travel and explore. Summertime will find me on road trips exploring…usually … Continue reading

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Story Eavesdropping

Offer made. Offer accepted. One inspection down. Still some hurdles to jump but I believe animal lover daughter has a house. After imagining life in a house with a lamp-post, nearby bookstore and bakery, disappointment came knocking via government red tape. The … Continue reading

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Intentional Reading Plans

Blinking red lights in the distance used to cause a big sigh of frustration …. You see I have to cross the double train tracks that run through Goshen to get to school. I have tried leaving at different times but like my … Continue reading

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Waiting Stories

Nestled on a quiet hill                               Stands rows of aged gray Guarding unheard stories Day after day after day. I only only heard bits and pieces of stories from my family so  I find myself hungry for stories of my relatives. During the … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the …

Eavesdropping on mothers will reveal that their conversations are usually about their children. Discussions center around what their child is doing or not doing. The return comment is, “Don’t worry. It’s just a phase they’re going through.” One of my favorite Mary … Continue reading

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