Magic In Books — Quotations

I love this post by Professor Charles F. French, and he knows about the magic of books, because he creates magic in his own paranormal books.

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

                                                                 Stephen King

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“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

                                                                 J. K. Rowling

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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

                                                                Ray Bradbury

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A Dwelling Here #WritePhoto

What a beautiful poem that says everything that needs to be said and the poem says it with grace. I love this poem.

A View to A Book

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To dwell here in the bright

of verdant green and sunlight

of sweet scents that delight

I would lay me down

listening to the sound

of nature, all around

she sings to my soul

her music, lyrics of old

a treasure, far better than gold

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Best Job Ever

This event is too wonderful and must be reblogged! I love this and what the children are learning from you, and how lucky they are to have you.

A Teacher's Reflections

Friday was a rainy day.  I played the autoharp, and children sang and danced their hearts out.  I love rainy days.  I love music.  More importantly, children love music.  A child came up to me in the middle of the songs and asked, “Jennie, can you play “I Want to Hold Your Hand?”

Did I hear that correctly?
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”, by the Beatles?
Yes, that was exactly the song he wanted to hear.

After I got over my initial shock and excitement, I said, “Better yet, I have the real song, a record album.  I’ll bring it in on Monday.  And I did.  You could have heard a pin drop as I pulled the record out of the album cover with fifteen saucer eyes staring at what was happening.  It was wonderful.

I turned it on, and children watched in amazement at the spinning record and…

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Steps to producing Another Kind of Anthology – Guest Post by Felicity Sidnell Reid…

I have always been interested in doing a Anthology. Thank you so much for posting https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2019/03/09/tips-to-compiling-an-anthology-book-by-stephanie-chandler/

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Stephanie Chandler posted an article recently on this blog, 10 Tips to Compiling an Anthology Book, aimed at business people. It listed the advantages to the initiator and editor of such a book, pointing out how much more quickly one can be put together, if the initiator doesn’t have to write a whole book, and how its marketability will be increased, as all the contributors will become sellers and promoters.

In the business world the author/editor will gain instant cred by publishing a book, thus bringing in more business and, because a non-fiction anthology usually accepts short articles, it will appeal to readers who want a quick way to engage with the subject matter. This all seemed practical advice from the point of view of a business person and set me wondering about the anthology that the organization I belong to, Spirit of the Hills Arts Association…

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Quotations on Bullies

This is wonderful and very needed. Thank you!

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“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

                                                                 Abraham Lincoln

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

                                                                Desmond Tutu

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“It is crucial to oppose bullying whenever and wherever it may be found. Turning away from it or ignoring bullying makes the observer complicit in  the bully’s actions.”

                                                               Charles F. French

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The Liberal Arts: Crucial for Education and Society

Learning about liberal arts make humans more human; It gives humanity a voice of intellect, compassion, and knowledge about everything under the Sun, the Moon, and Stars.

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I was looking over some of my early blogposts, and I decided I wanted to revisit this piece about the Liberal Arts–the humanities–and their importance. The idea I write about in this little post is crucial for our society–the importance of the Liberal Arts in Education.

I had a piece published in the “Education Guide” of the Sunday, 2/15/15, edition of The Morning Call, the largest newspaper in the Lehigh Valley, PA. I am very proud of have the article in the paper, because I am very proud to be part of the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

The Wescoe School is the name of the adult college program for Muhlenberg College. In this school, adults are able to gain full Bachelor degrees in a variety of majors and programs as well as certificate of study if they are focused on one specific…

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Offering

This poem, by House of Heart, is a poem I will keep for always. So beautiful and heart felt.

House of Heart

If I could return to your sanctuary I would bring one last offering.  Those words you loved,  that you spoke a thousand times  or wrote just once.  I would place them near,  let those tender verses lie down beside you.
Wild Wood

A trampled path winds

its way through the

reaching arms of evergreen

to a misty wild wood where my

heart lies down with yours.

White tail deer nibble goldenrod

and lift the veil of solitude.

Spring showers and wild flowers

flourish there  where

April lives forever.

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In Memory

World Poetry Day

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