Searching for Carvel

I’m a big fan of old movies. And among those old movies that rank up there as some of my favorites are The Andy Hardy movies that starred Mickey Rooney as the impetuous, excitable youth learning about life, love, family and friendship in his small town of Carvel in the 1930s and ‘40s. From hisContinue reading “Searching for Carvel”

Nap-A-Roo

Every now and then I get a new book to try out at storytime via the Independent Book Publishers Association. Storytime always proves to be the best litmus test, as opposed to me just reading a book and telling you what I thought. Honestly, who cares what I think if the book is for kids.Continue reading “Nap-A-Roo”

Three

Three years. How quickly they go by. It seems like only yesterday I cradled you in my arms, swaddled in a blanket covered in baby footprints, wondering how I was so lucky to get to welcome you into this world. When we brought you home, I never thought I could feel so exhausted again inContinue reading “Three”

I’m so excited and I just can’t…eh, not really…

When was the last time you were excited? I mean really, really excited? Not ‘hey, free coffee’ excited, but I mean, through the roof, all-consuming excited? Because I don’t think I really have. It came to my attention through, of all things, hockey. You see, my hometown in just the past few years, has becomeContinue reading “I’m so excited and I just can’t…eh, not really…”