Saturday, November 20, 2010


Yesterday morning on the way to school, Number One Son and I were delayed by a rather long freight train carrying a load of coal eastbound across the nation.

D: "Oh, look! It's the Polar Express!"

Gonna be a lot of sad boys-n-girls.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

literary lovin'

I've been rather MIA lately. I can talk about trivialities and meaningless stuff with great loquacity, but to dig deeply and bare my soul --whether in person or on the intertubes--puts a choke chain around my throat and glues my tongue to the roof of my mouth.

A dear former student and friend of mine posted this meme on FB earlier today, then tagged me. Since it has just the right dosages of both distance and intimacy, I'm not at all bovvered with making this my first post after a Great and Enduring Silence.

The Challenge: List fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
**this is not a ranked list.**

1. A.A. Milne (the Discriminate Use of Capital Letters should have tipped you off)
2. Emily Dickinson
3. Paul the Apostle (yeah, if I were a better person I would have put him first, right, but this is off the top of my head. :p)
4. Amy L. Efaw. :)
5. Elizabeth George (the Christian devotional writer, not the romance novelist)
6. Bill Shakespeare
7. Rex Stout
8. Clive Staples Lewis
9. Beverly Cleary
10. Theodor Seuss Geisel
11. John MacArthur
12. Douglas Adams
13. J. I. Packer
14. Jane Austen
15. Jo Rowling