Still More Books for Children

In my last post (and some of my earliest blog posts -- books for boys, books for girls, and books to read aloud) I recommended books I thought were excellent or in danger of being forgotten. One book (The Black Book of Secrets) got it's own review because I liked it so much and thought…

Patriotism, Children, and God

Years go, when vacationing in New York state, our family met another family in one of the Big Apple's state parks. This family was from Germany, and we introduced them to s'mores and other camping delicacies unheard of in Europe. Although their children didn't speak English, our sons played soccer together (soccer being the international…

Tell me it isn’t true

This story I found on the FoxNews website decided me to blog on a Sunday when I should be doing other things. For those who don't want to read it themselves (and in case the article is taken down) here's the gist: three states in the United States of America, Illinois, Maryland, and Oregon, have…