Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

I was so excited about Housekeeping that I suggested, or rather insisted, my 11 year old read it. She read about four pages and said it was too confusing. I could not let it end there as I felt this was a book she would like. “Why is it too confusing?” I asked. ¬†She said […]

The End of Romanticism: THE COURSE OF LOVE by Alain de Botton

I came across Alain de Botton at [Side Bar: I have decided listening to Krista Tippett interviews is healthier and more helpful — not just for my sanity but for thoughtful engagement with the world — than seeking out news. It is not that I want to remain ignorant or live in my own little world; […]

The Energy of Love: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

We sat in the living room getting ready for Charlotte’s Web. I had a vague memory of a spider and a pig, but I could not remember the details from childhood. My husband was not certain this book was worth reading. My youngest was intrigued, and could not remember watching the movie a few years […]