“The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.”

The word is dada. Hugo Ball in costume for reciting a sound poem, 1916, Zurich. The second time I took a course on Modern British Literature (not because I failed the first), we were again required to present some one or some thing that was contextually relevant to the life&times we were studying. I choseContinue reading ““The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.””


Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories about Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka Viking Press, 2008. hardcover, 106 pages. Juvenile/Non-Fiction. Requested this from the Library after reading Melissa’s (at “Book Nut”)┬áreview;┬áI was looking for a guaranteed laugh. Melissa writes, “It’s a sweet book, full of humor and affection,” and it truly is. Have youContinue reading “knucklehead”

getting to smile

“Handsomely illustrated and cleverly written by Telgemeier, Smile is a simple, fast-paced, yet unforgettable story that will resonate with anyone who survived those tumultuous teen years. Younger readers will likely relate to Raina’s tribulations at school and home, and those who are facing the dreaded braces will certainly feel grateful they didn’t have to liveContinue reading “getting to smile”