WRITER’S CORNER: A grandma like no other

"I thought all grandmas were like mine." Grandma Spees at age 16 in 1944, the year she married Grandpa This is what I told my mom one day not long after my Grandma Spees had been diagnosed with vascular dementia. For the past 14 years, Grandma and I struggled to understand one another, but our … Continue reading WRITER’S CORNER: A grandma like no other

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REVIEW: “Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines

Attention, book blog universe! I have returned. A lot has changed since my last entry. My husband and I both have new jobs and have moved from a small town in Southeast Iowa to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines, our state's capital city. We're pretty much settled in our new home, and my thoughts … Continue reading REVIEW: “Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines

Firefighters fighting for literacy: Oh, my heart…

I'm not exaggerating when I say this post from Jason Tremere of New Brunswick in Canada is the most uplifting story I've read in a while. The firefighters of Moncton, on the east coast of New Brunswick, volunteer their time to read with students at Bessborough School - which, if you ask me, sounds like a great place to … Continue reading Firefighters fighting for literacy: Oh, my heart…