Basketball Books

Lately, I've been reading lots of basketball books--not really on purpose, there just happen to be so many great ones out there right now. Seems like some authors who play ball are also excellent writers! Here are four to check out. The Crossover Josh is having a hard time: his dad is having mysterious health…
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National Umbrella Month is Here!

It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think of umbrellas, I get all sentimental, recalling the umbrellas of years past. The mint green one covered in butterflies during my Vladimir Nabokov obsession. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid promotional…
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Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various restaurants and bakeries are celebrating Pi Day by offering slices of pizza or pie for $3.14. My favorite way of celebrating is by baking a pie and going to the Exploratorium for their…
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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Who Is Ted Geisel? You may actually know him better as Dr. Seuss, born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a wonderful children’s author, writing such well-known books as The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears A Who! that would inspire generations of children to read. I have the honor to…
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International Polar Bear Day

Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as the Arctic continues to warm up. A polar bear faces great danger when ice caps start to melt. Experts have offered many suggestions of ways an average person can make small changes…
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