Looking Back, Looking Forward

December 2023 As the holiday season approaches I’m determined to be chill and not too wound up about everything having to be perfect. This plan involves lots of deep breathing and getting enough sleep.   Also, what will 2024 bring? On a personal level, can I set...

Here in the Real World; “Lucky” to be Raising an Artist

I confess that I often get choked up when reading novels for young readers. But reading Sara Pennypacker’s latest novel, “Here in the Real World,” was the first time I remember actually bursting into tears.  Ware is an introvert. He knows that his parents wish he...