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Ender’s Game

on November 27th, 2015 by admin

Imagine a future world where genius children are trained to fight an intergalactic war against an extraterrestrial enemy ready to destroy Earth.  Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) is a fascinating story about a highly intelligent young boy named Ender who is chosen to train in the military to defeat an evil species.  This is […]

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Aesop’s Fables

on June 6th, 2015 by admin

Not much is known about Aesop.  In one instance I read he was a slave in ancient Greece who wrote these tales as a chronicle of his life.  I also read that Aesop could have been a pen name used by multiple writers.  In any event these stories have lasted over 2000 years and their […]

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Horatio Alger and the Spirit of Americanism

on August 15th, 2013 by admin

It was only 5 years ago that I became acquainted with the writer Horatio Alger, Jr.  As a child I was never introduced to any of Alger’s books.  But now I just completed an exceptional book of Alger’s called Ragged Dick.  Dick is the story of a young boy living on the streets.  Young Dick […]

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From The Mouths Of Babes

on October 31st, 2011 by admin

I finished a delightful children’s novel that I think adults could enjoy as well.  Titled A Turn For DeWurst, writer Sydney Kendall tells the story of a highly intelligent girl named Astrid whose small town school has been taken over by a power-lusting teacher.  This teacher has managed to convince the town that teaching conformity and […]

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DESTRUCTION OF BOOKS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

on February 13th, 2009 by admin

I wanted to point your attention to an article I read regarding a new law that is supposed to protect children.  To refresh your memory, last summer chaos ensued when toys made in China had high levels of lead.  To counter this, our lovely government passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  In […]

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