Weekly Photo Challenge – Favorite Place

Although I have many favorite places both near and far, my favorite place is very near. On our property, we have a small creek which meanders along the edge of the property. Early on I made a trail leading to a fallen tree hanging above the creek. At the time I was reading Walden. This…

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“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles

This short novel set in the 1800’s follows the travels of an older gentleman set with the task of returning a young girl to her family. I found myself becoming attached to the pair and rooting for them to make it to their destination. At 209 pages it’s a quick and easy read. With wonderful…

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“Endurance” by Scott Kelly

Read this book!  Tremendous writing by a truly remarkable man.  Scott Kelly spent 342 consecutive days in space onboard the International Space Station.  This book really gives the reader a sense of how hard it is to be an astronaut.  The title captures it all.  I could only imagine how amazing it would be to…

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Three Boys + Photos = ?

It was a beautiful fall day. The sun was shining and the temperature was warm. Three boys along with their parents arrived for their annual family photos. Yes, you heard correctly, three boys all under the age of 10. Sounds like a recipe for disaster or better yet some of you may be thinking “wouldn’t…

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