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Ten for Tuesday: 10 Great Books Featuring Inspirational Teachers

This weekend in Washington, DC, there will be a march. Shocking I know. This is a good one though. It's a march for public education. In honor of the cause, here are 10 great books about inspirational teachers, the lifeblood of our public education system.

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Graduation Time Reflections: A Writer’s Letter to Her Younger Self

Last weekend I went to my niece's high school graduation party. The youthful exuberance, the freedom to be weird, the optimism all felt exhilarating. However, in the air there was also a pinch of uncertainty, a drop of teenage arrogance and a refusal to accept that change was coming and coming swiftly....

Guest Blog: Teacher Knows Best! The ABCs of Summer Reading Inspiration for Kids

It's summertime, which for many kids means hazy, lazy days diving into pools and bike rides until sunset. But, you don't want to just let those developing brains wither away in the hot sun! Learn how to get a book under those sunblock covered noses from someone who knows best - a teacher.

Sunday Story Time: Me, a Van and Neil Diamond

My first and last loves were both named Neil. And this weekend I got to see my first one again - Neil Diamond. To understand why he's my first love, I'd have to take you back when I was 5-years-old traveling across the country for a summer in a van.

Monday Blog: How I Get Blog Ideas

I'm a daily blogger. Really, I blog every day. I do it because I love writing and thoughts and ideas. Still it does have it's challenges. One of which is figuring out what to blog about.

T-shirt Tuesday: Fierce Women Who Inspire

I just got a t-shirt with a Shakespeare quote that reads, "And though she be but little, she is fierce." It inspired today's blog about fierce women who inspire.

Friday Fun: Books By Funny Women to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Have you ever heard people say women just aren't as funny as men? (Usually it's the men who say this.) Luckily, I am a woman and I find women very funny. And, since it's Friday and by Friday I'm always read for at minimum a laugh, let's talk about funny women and, in particular, their funny books.

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Inspirational Quotes from Writers to Get You Through the Day

Anyone else need a pick-me-up these days? I know I do. So, in the spirit of spreading the love, here are 10 quotes from writers that provide me with that punch of inspiration, thoughtfulness, intelligent ideas or positivity that I need so desperately these days.

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