As a child, I loved the long summer days and the warm summer nights, but if there was one thing I really hated about summer, it was bedtime. I think we can all remember the childhood trial of trying to fall asleep before the sun
Perhaps one of these days, I’ll have the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum in London. But, for now, I will be satisfied with the colorful and descriptive “Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records.” Mark Carwardine, along with numerous researchers, artists and
They’re survivors, I suppose. I’m referring to the Rolling Stones and the 50 years they have successfully managed to remain in the music industry, making numerous singles and millions of albums, always craving a live audience as the band tempts fans to shell out
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -John Muir If you’ve ever visited one of the 401 locations in the national park system,
On days when her boys charged through the hardware store, brandishing a pitchfork and screaming like crazed ninjas, or used black markers to create their favorite Beatles hairstyle, Rachel Balducci wished she possessed the magic wand of motherhood to reverse her situation, that is, to
It is summer break, and the kids here are reading maniacs! In June, more than 30,000 children’s books and audiobooks were checked out from the library. So far, 2,000 children have registered for the library’s summer reading program and read more than 600,000 minutes. They are
“Where’d You Go Bernadette” is a quirky, fun read. The story is told mostly through the eyes of the smart and talented 15-year-old Bee Branch, who is the only child of Elgin Branch and Bernadette Fox, who live in the Northwest. The family is
A staple in graduate school was Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” fascinating to anyone interested in problem solving because it describes the sometimes non-linear progress from problem to hypothesis, to theory, to solution or temporary solution. Goetz explains the convoluted maze scientists
Jimmy Carter, U.S. President from 1977-1981, has sometimes been called the most active and distinguished ex-President in history. Since his retirement from the White House, Carter has founded The Carter Center, which works to improve the lives of people around the world.
Is the Internet safe for my children? This is the question most parents want answered. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers all want to keep their children safe wherever they are and whatever they are doing. That certainly includes online. But it’s a jungle out there.