Great News!

Yesterday I opened an e-mail that literally got me bouncing in my computer chair. It was from Steve King, Rotary grant writer and well guru:

I have very good news to report. I just received notice from the District 7620 Grants Committee Chairperson, Lisa-Marie Monsanto, that the committee has approved our project application, including a […]

All the Water in the World



A superb writer of poetry and nonfiction herself, Laura Salas reviews a picture book, All the Water in the World, by George Ella Lyon, on her blog today.

She writes that it “is one of the most glorious nonfiction picture books I’ve read in the past few years. It introduces kids to […]

American Values--What's wrong with this picture?

I found at that the top nine — only nine — contributors to the Super PAC Restore Our Future turned over $11 million to the Republican party. And This Week (May 25, 2012) reported, “President Obama raised nearly $15 million in one night at a fund-raiser last week at the Los Angeles home of […]

Graduation, Eastern University

Last Friday and Saturday Carl and I enjoyed attending his 50th reunion from what is now Eastern University, in St. David’s, on the mainline from Philadelphia. The commencement speakers were Dr. Michael Johnson and his wife Kay Johnson, who have lived and worked in Kenya. Each of them gave an inspiring and gripping talk, which […]

World Mother's Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in the U.S. Today I received the following e-mail from Jackson:

“Today it is World Mother’s day.

Any celebrations in the US? I am writing this in honour of you as my MENTOR MUM.

Thank you!!

==Love, Jackson.”

I am very proud of him and my three daughters, Hope, Bonnie, and […]

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Same Full Moon in Kenya & US

Friend Wendie Old just sent me an e-mail that said this weekend we will see the biggest moon of the year. I am not a star-gazer as our friends John and Meg Menke are, with those round dome telescopes in their backyard (very cool, however; see photo below), but it is fascinating that the same […]