When we got back to the truck after our walk in the park, my neighbor Ana called us over to give Romeo a treat (she spoils him something fierce), and a donation of books for my Little Free Library.
Presently the little free library is fully stocked and lots of great books for the taking: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese, "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Go Tell It On The Mountain," by James Baldwin. Essays "Here If You Need Me," by Kate Breastrup and "Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara," by Jow LeSeuer. Memoirs by Brooke Shields and Lesley McSpadden (Michael Brown's mother), non-fiction titles like "How Children Succeed," by Paul Tough and "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?," by Frans De Waal. There are several detective mysteries and a couple of intermediate elementary chapter books, and more.
I was born on a bitterly cold end of January night in the year 1961. It was seven years to the day after the birth of Oprah Winfrey, and one year before the death of Robert Frost on that same day. Cool associations both.
I was the first child of older parents (my mother was 42). I love the color yellow. I am single, and fascinated with life.