Meet Phyllis. Phyllis, the star of Susanna Leonard Hill‘s books PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS & APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS. Phyllis is a groundhog and a prognosticator, which sounds a lot like procrastinating. Especially when you factor in those Groundhog days in which she sees her shadow.  Then everything gets pushed off for another six weeks. Can’t say I haven’t been there. Anyway, you see those teenagers shuffling around in the background? They finished exams last week at the high school where I eavesdrop… Read more »

  “The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” ~ Oscar Wilde   When I was your age . . . Almost makes you want to roll your eyes, right? Well my son turns sixteen this week and I’m nostalgic thinking about how far he’s come . . . Happy birthday G!!   . . . and where he might be going. It got me thinking about what life was like for me when I was… Read more »

  A shiny, new book arrived on my doorstep yesterday:   24 hours, an airport and love.   I am really looking forward to this book.  Ready to settle under the covers and crack that cover. But first I will have to walk past the stacks of books lined up along the stairs and definitely avert my eyes away from the Kindle on my nightstand which currently is home to some lovely e-books. At least I assume they are all… Read more »