Idioms ain’t really idiotic

Out of the Blue: A Book of Color Idioms and Silly Pictures **** [GOOD] By Vanita Oelshlager (text) and Robin Hegan (illustrations) VanitaBooks ISBN:9780983290421 At times I read books for fun. Other times, I read texts that pile up on my to-be-read shelf to acquire or deepen my knowledge on a subject. I read Out of … Continue reading Idioms ain’t really idiotic

Mom-lovers Unite!

  Mom. Love her or not, most people have one. Call her mother, mum, ma’dear, nana, or by her first name, she is someone you have to speak with, and someone who is bound to talk with you. That is why so many folks with moms find themselves on the lookout for ways to keep up the … Continue reading Mom-lovers Unite!

A Word You’ve Heard

I Saw An Invisible Lion Today. That title caught my attention first. Then a read of the Millbrook Press description of the 36-page book for ages 7 to 11, and I knew that it must be mentioned during National Poetry Month. As you can see from the image, the text rates high on cute. At the same time, the … Continue reading A Word You’ve Heard

The Music of Lives

“I play or write me the way I feel through jazz, or whatever,” the late bassist and pianist Charles Mingus wrote in a 1955 open letter to trumpeter Miles Davis. “Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don’t expect him to dig my music, and I … Continue reading The Music of Lives

An Other American Life

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Breathing, In DustBy Tim Z. HernandezTexas Tech University Press178 pagesISBN: 978-089672-742-7E-book: 978-0-89672-6 Hernandez writes that it is the true things that happen along the nation’s southern border that are hard to believe. Readers who find that hard to believe need to listen to the testament played out in … Continue reading An Other American Life