Book Quiz: Identify These Famous Lines and Win a Guest Blog Post

Today’s post is a quiz with famous lines (sometimes the very first lines) from books. See how many you can identify without cheating!  No using Google or other forms of the internet.  (Or good old fashioned books...)  “Call me Ishmael.” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” “One cannot think... Continue Reading →

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Ancient Stories and Science: How Do They Fit Together?

This is one angry man. When he spoke at Stanford University on the Indian relationship with the land, his first question from the audience was “a person asking whether I didn’t think running hundreds of buffalo over a cliff was wasteful” (113).  He found the question to be snide, disrespectful, and full of assumptions, as... Continue Reading →

Who Read My Library Book?

Do you ever wonder who made the big brown spill on page 238 of the library book you are reading?  Do you ever think about the person whose hands sweated on the plastic-covered dust jacket that you’re holding?  Obviously, I do. With each page turn, I speculate about the person who read the book before... Continue Reading →

The Best Chili Ever

A while back, I posted a recipe.  Well, it’s time for another one.  This is one of the standards at our house, and I got it from my brilliant friend Toni.  I often use this recipe to entertain.  It is so delicious and easy to make. Four-Star Texas Chili  (Why not five stars?) 1 pound... Continue Reading →

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