DCL Staff Day
What a pleasure it was for me to be the Keynote Speaker for the Douglas County Librarians’ Staff Day. Their theme was based on Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” and so we talked about how good stories and good lives intersect on our journey on this earth.
Wonderful for me […]
What is Happiness?
It seems that much of life and literature revolve around this question of Happiness? What is it? How do you get it? How do you keep […]
In the story, Charlotte’s Web, Mrs. Arable asks Dr. Dorian if he understands how a spider has managed to weave words into a web.
“I don’t understand it, but for that […]
Wislawa Szymborska, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, said:
“Poets, if they are genuine must keep repeating, I DON”T KNOW…..Each poem marks an effort to answer this statement”
(and I would say the same is true of children’s authors – each story is an effort to grapple with the I DON’T KNOW moments […]