MY BOOKSHELF: Sharks Are Scary! And Other Things Children Like to Think About


Y’know what’s REALLY scary?  My “To Read” List is scary, it’s so long!With so many great books to tell you about, and with the Christmas holidays coming up so soon, I’m planning to do more, much more in the way of book reviews and recommendations over the next two weeks.For adventurous children, I have on my shelf two books about the strange and wonderful creatures which inhabit the sea.Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark was published in the weeks leading up to the Di … [Read more...]

Wyoming Bison Don’t Like the Government Shutdown, Either!

Bison vs shutdown

OK, I'm being trivial today.  This, though, is hysterical.Take that, Mr. President!   … [Read more...]

Bar Codes in the Darnedest Places!

Sidewalk chalk

When I was a child, we played with chalk.  We signed our names, we sketched daisies and diamonds and puppy dogs.  Left to our own devices on carefree summer days, we personalized our world.  Like the raucous undergrads who sneaked out and painted The Rock on Washtenaw Avenue, near the University of Michigan campus, we altered our environment simply to show that We. Were. There.But in 2012, sidewalk chalk has been trumped by a new, technological signature:  the QR code.  QR codes are similar t … [Read more...]