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My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading

November is National Novel Writing Month– who knew?  So, I find it apropos that this month is the one year anniversary of True North having arrived on my doorstep in ACTUAL book form courtesy of our fabulous UPS man, Ted Russell, and AuthorHouse Publishing.  Four times of year, I receive a report from their marketing… Continue reading My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading

Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · True North

The Holy Trinity: God, Mother Nature, and Patrick Swayze

Greta, age 5, has put together in her brain that babies are made by God and Mother Nature, and they grow in moms’ bellies across the universe.  Totally makes sense.    I am comfortable with her believing this for the time being.  Carver does not yet care where babies come from, unless they are baby… Continue reading The Holy Trinity: God, Mother Nature, and Patrick Swayze

Books · Education · True North

A New School Year: the Trouble and Triumph of Transition

Let’s talk about this picture.  I’m honored, truly, to have been brought along to college in any way, shape, or form.  But then to be placed lovingly and respectfully next to a book about Obama and a leather bound journal TO WRITE IN with some newly sharpened old school, hard core pencils is just plain… Continue reading A New School Year: the Trouble and Triumph of Transition

Books · Education · Local · True North

Thinking about Choice while Standing in -1 Degrees

It’s Friday morning at school and minus 1 degree as I stand here at my post for waving duty.  I stand at the stop sign at the front entrance of my school to make sure parents stop at the stop sign and don’t run over any students in the crosswalk.  Thank you for stopping at… Continue reading Thinking about Choice while Standing in -1 Degrees

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The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)

The Kirkus Indie Review reports: English teacher Krill addresses engaging what-if questions about parenthood in her debut novella. Elizabeth and Andrew conceive their children via in vitro fertilization due to a spinal cord injury that Andrew received as a teenager. After their two children, Michelle and Stephen, are born, the couple faces the decision of… Continue reading The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)