Category Archives: Reading

Book Review: Cloud Tea Monkeys

As soon as we saw the cover of Cloud Tea Monkeys, we were all captivated by the beautiful artwork and intriguing title. In the past three months, we have read the book many, many times. Every time, we are delighted with the story, … Continue reading

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A World of Pleasure in Contrariness

I just watched Bill Moyers’ interview with Wendell Berry (thanks, Adriane, for sharing the link!). After reading many of his books, poems and essays, it was a pleasure to listen to this interview and hear him speak about so many things that are close … Continue reading

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Yelapa Flashback and Book Review: Happy

Because we were living in Yelapa when I ‘discovered’ this song and the mysterious workings of my inner mind, Pharrell’s song “Happy” will always make me think of Yelapa. How appropriate, no? Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We reveled in no plans at all for this, our first day of the New Year. The whole family got to hang out together all day long. No work for anyone! The child loves days like that, and of course … Continue reading

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The Progression of a Reader

The love of reading is possibly the most important gift we can give our children. For those of you who read yesterday’s post, you already know that I think books are the single most important gifts to put under your tree (or … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts Under Your Tree?

Ahhhh, the holidays! Some of us are still scrambling for the perfect gift and most of us have a strange tendency to ignore the best gifts of all: BOOKS! Why are books the best gifts? Because the way to encourage your loved … Continue reading

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What can you do with your “cognitive surplus”?

I’m reading a fascinating book right now: Abundance — The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It is easy to fall into the trap of doom and gloom that we are force-fed by mainstream … Continue reading

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Spring Recap

We’ve been having our usual windy, New Mexican spring here in Albuquerque. The weather has been alternating between warm, cold, warm, cold with periodic WINDY days since February. El Niño is in effect right now, which means NM will get more than … Continue reading

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Recitation and twirling factors

The fun continues! Here is a little video clip of Mia reciting one of her favorite books:  Unfortunately, I ran out of memory pretty early on so I’ll have to try to capture the whole story another time. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Cooking and swimming the summer away

How have we been spending our summer?  Cooking and swimming have been at the top of our list.  And reading happens year round, of course. Abrazos!

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