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May.30.2013
They were never friends with benefits. They wouldn't know what that meant. And if you told them, they'd be grossed out. Besides, why can't boys and girls be friends and just that? Why do you have to make it more than it is? Such is the case of Henry Huggins and Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby. They were...
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Apr.12.2012
is (to paraphrase The Association) the word to describe how I feel right now. Why am I gobsmacked? Well...   I was on KQED this morning to pay tribute to Mrs. Beverly Cleary: www.kqed.org/a/perspectives/R201204120735 In honor of Mrs. Cleary and David Cassidy (whose singing in The Partridge...
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Feb.21.2012
The newest thing is Pinterest. In the last couple of weeks it seems as if everyone is "pinning." I took a look to find out what all the fuss was about. It was fun to scroll through the boards, "liking" travel photos, hairstyles and jewelry. Yesterday after writing my blog post, I continued thinking...
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Nov.03.2011
  Working at Red Room means of course, I get to read fantastic books as soon as I hear about them. So trying to pick one RR fave book is near to impossible, I love them all, darn it. Hence, I am revealing the Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons Holiday Picks, and guess what? You can buy them all at...
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Apr.12.2011
To help celebrate Beverly Cleary's 95th birthday, Huffington Post invited me to write an essay about this amazing women, her influence on my career, and what she means to the world.   As a huge fan of her books, it was an honor to write this piece . . .    Here's how it begins . . . CLICK HERE to...
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Aug.15.2010
From Judy Blume, on twitter: " Writing is so hard! Sometimes you have to get a pedicure and even buy a necklace to clear your head. And still, it's no easier."   I'm so happy I live in a time when Judy Blume is on twitter and Beverly Cleary can walk the red carpet at the Ramona and...
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May.13.2010
Twenty-five years ago, I was an introverted young girl approaching sixth grade. Suddenly, girls started “going out” with boys, bullies grew bigger, and gym class got rougher. Even though I had dedicated teachers and good friends, school often felt uncomfortable to me. One particularly bad day,...
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Nov.04.2009
          Won't you let me walk you home from school Won't you let me meet you at the pool Maybe Friday I can get tickets for the dance and I'll take you….                                                 Big Star, “Thirteen”   Although the ages aren’t the same, I had...
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Mar.07.2009
Today I took a break from my taxes and went to go shelve books in my son's school library, which had been painted over the summer. Piles of white cardboard boxes, full of hidden treasures, stood in stacks awaiting dispersement by the dozen volunteers huddled at the shelves. I was assigned to the 'B...