Tweetspeak Poetry: Top 10 Books that Inspired Me (and You)

Live! Today at Tweetspeak Poetry. inspire: • a breathing in, as of air into the lungs • an inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action • a prompting of something to be written or said • a divine influence upon human beings, … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: August’s Pages

My last catch-up post! Thanks for bearing with me.    published September 1, 2017 Reading in the Wild: August's Pages Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston came with enthusiastic recommendations from my Two Bossy Dames newsletter. … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: July’s Pages

Still catching up!    August 3, 2017 Reading in the Wild: August's pages This is the third month I’ve shared my pages with you. I’m getting more intentional about my reading because I have the accountability of sharing my finds. … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Children’s Book Club: ‘The Buffalo Storm’

You may have seen my post on Friday linking to the second installment of Tweetspeak Poetry's children's book club. Here is the first one:   published August 18, 2017 Children's Book Club: 'The Buffalo Storm' “The rain is different in … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Children’s Book Club: ‘One Grain of Rice’

This one went live today!     Math is my bugaboo. That’s why when a friend suggested One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale for our next children’s book club, I agreed. At its most basic level, this is a story about how 1 … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Literacy Never Melts: ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats

Back to catching up!   published July 20, 2017 Literacy Never Melts: 'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Jack Keats In college I took a children’s literature class. I wasn’t thinking about literacy for life, but I learned something I … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: June’s Pages

Still catching up!   published July 7, 2017 Reading in the Wild: June's Pages This month has been a busy writing month, filled with interviewing. My reading brainpower felt diminished, so I’ve been reading at meals, especially at … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: May’s Pages

I'm in the process of linking to my recent articles at Tweetspeak Poetry. If you missed it the first time, here's some titles for your reading list.   published June 6, 2017 Reading in the Wild: May's Pages A good weekend means I’ve … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading ‘Thomas and Beulah’

I've been writing more at Tweetspeak Poetry lately, and I keep forgetting to share those posts. Today, I start playing catch-up. But don't just go there to read my stuff — every weekday is filled with inspiration and delight.    published … [Read more]

6 September 2017

Birds & Bees "The bees are stirring — birds are on the wing" Samuel Coleridge, "Work without Hope" You are not a Bee and I am not a Bird, so why do we say they fall in love? Not with each other, they don't. They don't eat the … [Read more]