Happiness 3 – Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

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 […]
2017-08-28T11:20:55-06:00June 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Happiness 1

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 […]
2017-08-28T11:20:55-06:00June 10th, 2014|0 Comments



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.
He replies,
“I don’t understand it, but for that […]
2017-08-28T11:20:55-06:00June 4th, 2014|0 Comments



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 […]
2017-08-28T11:20:55-06:00June 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

The Happy Lion

The Happy Lion

Read by Kathleen Pelley

happylionThe Wild Boy written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein is based on a true story about a boy who grew up like a wild animal in the forests of France and was later captured and studied by doctors in Paris, but […]

2017-08-28T11:20:55-06:00June 1st, 2014|0 Comments
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