Crisis of Faith! (or Have yourself a geeky little Advent)

My faith and geek lives are converging. Small wonder, since the same well waters both: imagination. After all, what is a geek but someone who enjoys imagined worlds as much as the real one? And what is the life of faith, other than enjoying a real world that comes from a bigger imagination than my own? I know that’s perilously […]

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The Ugliest Painting in the World

The ugliest painting in the world hangs in the window of a shop around the corner from my home. I can’t keep my eyes off of it.

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King o’ the Cats – A StoryWiseGuy Read-Aloud

StoryWiseGuy Read-Alouds promote literacy by reading aloud at the dinner table. Readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, while teachers and parents will appreciate the annotations modeling research-based instructional techniques to build critical thinking, vocabulary and fluency. Come on in and see what’s booking! Tonight’s Reading: King o’ the Cats (Author: Aaron Shepard, Illustrator: […]

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Rule of Three

Instead of a life lived in tragic opposites, those opposites can be combined to create something new…

In other words, where our culture simply conditions us to look for sequels, we are hard-wired to look for trilogies instead.

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Health de-Screening

As a parent, I know how hard it is to find quality advice I trust enough to act on. I also know how hard that good advice can be to follow when it goes head to head with my lifestyle. Imagine my surprise when, shortly after the birth of my first son, the American Academy […]

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Finding Mommy

Now more than ever, we need books about mothers. We need our own connection restored, and we need to forge it fresh for our own children all year round, after all the Mother’s Day cards have been taken off the shelves.

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Sharing a World

I look for small ways to help the older realize his brother is not merely a supporting role in his story, but has a story of his own. It’s a lesson I want them to take to heart about humanity in general. I have found a few picture books that help my cause.

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