Missing In Action

Boy!  I just realized how long it has been since I blogged.  I have been so busy lately.  I have been up to creative endeavors, as well as spending 6 weeks with bronchitis.  I coughed so hard that I broke my own ribs.  They are still healing, but  let me tell you… OUCH!  LOL!

I’ve also read a number of books.  I am reading the Richard Paul Evans series “The Walk”.  Number four in the series came out and I had pre-ordered it for my Kindle.  I had them read in two days.  I love this series!  I actually thought it would end with this book, but no, there is still one more to come.  It reminds me of when we rented “The Hobbit”.  I had no idea it was going to be more than one movie.  Then I talked to my son and he said the it was going to be THREE movies.  Anyhow, I digress… “The Walk” has been a great read!  I can’t imagine taking a walk from Seattle to Key West, as the main character does, but I enjoy reading about his adventures both good and bad.  Evans is such an accomplished author.  He makes you fall in love with the characters.

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The Gift that keeps on giving

When I was a kid I was one of those quiet, nerdy types.  I pretty much stayed to myself and a small group of friends.  I was a latch key kid before they ever called it that.  Both of my parents were gone during the day and I came home to an empty house.

I found solace in books.  When you open a book you enter a whole new world.  You can be anything or go anywhere.

In 5th grade my teacher had a contest of some sort.  I don’t recall if I took 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  What I remember is the prize.

Algonquin My teacher, Mrs Rubel, gave me a book called “Algonquin the story of a great dog”.  Oh my goodness I was so excited to get that book!  I think looking back that I drove my poor teacher nuts that day.  I was so delighted that I actually won a prize.  I’m sure my eagerness was a bit distracting

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