We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I couldn't agree more. These are classic children's books. We read these books to our 6 children frequently, including Homer Price. Our annual summer vacations were invariably in Maine visiting my folks.
Eric email Peterson
Was there something about drilling for oil in New Jersey? turned out to be an old fuel barrel. So inspiring to a wee lad.
Made an outing once to the foothills picking blueberries, thinking about Sal & waiting for the bears to appear. Contrast that wild berries don't grow in clusters like domestic ones, you work much longer for the reward. But oh the flavor !
If you want to go subversive, go for "Lizzy's Lion" by Dennis Lee. He was a well-renouned Canadian author when he penned this verse in 1984. Happened to go to the "unveiling" in our city at that time. Very interesting reaction: parents were appalled at the violence; kids thought anyone who stole their piggy bank deserved everything they could get. I sided with the kids.
Have a habit of sending parcels of books out for Christmas to families of nephew, neice, and two offsprings. This is a book that I will definitely send this year. Though am also ordering up "Warrior Scarlet" by Rosemary Sutcliff as well.