Reading

Curiosity Forever!

David McCullough quotes Miriam Rothschild who quotes Karl Jordan who may be the epitome of curiosity.  “I shall know it all in the next world.”

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I respect Colin Kaepernick

Kneeling has never been associated with disrespect.  You wouldn’t kneel before a man you couldn’t respect unless you were forced to!  If you disrespect someone, you turn your back, or walk off to do something else, or keep talking to another person, or tell him exactly what you think!

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The Writing Process

Identifying Friends

I thought at first that Nate’s best friend was Russel, but when I realized Russ isn’t dependable enough to be a true friend, I found Hiram…

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Reading

Colin Fischer

Colin collects facts the way you might collect stamps or baseball cards, and because he’s curious about the ways other people behave, he finds out who shot off the gun at a birthday party.

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Reading

Henry and Beezus: Beverly Cleary

Henry wants a bicycle.  I have heard the answer from Henry’s parents myself, and as a parent I’ve had to tell our children the same:  “I wish you [had one] too…but with prices and taxes going up all the time, I’m afraid we can’t give you one this year.”

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