The Odds of Getting Even

I hazily woke up from a night of dreaming, faintly aware of a soft buzzing. It grew louder and I could just make out the scent of fresh cut grass. Ah, summer, I thought. Early morning lawn-mowing always marks the start of summer. Later that day as I sat outside, there was a clunk, clunk…

A Medieval Lesson for the Modern Reader

My family and I are renting a house right now from some friends who speak mainly Portuguese and German. But we both speak Spanish, so that’s how we communicate. Upstairs, they have a library stocked with a fair amount of books they left behind. It’s really fascinating to look at all the titles and see…

Most Memorable Childhood Reads

When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life does. -Kathleen Kelly (You’ve Got Mail) Reading a book as a child is part of learning about the world. Every page you flip, whether it be by choice or per the…