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Serendipities

As I get older (and I’m feeling rather “senior” these days), I’m increasingly fascinated by serendipity—the way a chance encounter can lead to happy discoveries both small and large, from a great book to a great life adventure. For us…

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Summer viewing, on the ice

I don’t watch a lot of television. And though I’ve seen numerous clips from America/Britain/Canada/Outer Slobovia’s Got Talent! circulated by friends on email, I’ve studiously avoided getting hooked on reality TV shows . . . until this summer. Over the…

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Reflecting the world we live in

At the beginning of May, I donned my children’s book author hat and attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Marvellous Midwest conference in Chicago. I attended many informative sessions, but particularly thought-provoking was a panel discussion titled…

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Books in paint

What could be better than a book celebrating “the preeminent information-providing, knowledge-endowing, solace-giving, belief-supporting, leisure-enriching, pleasure-delivering medium of all time”? That is, a book celebrating the book? That's what we thought when retired WCEA partner Louise Oborne tipped us off…

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