Last week, inspired by Anne Bogel’s “What Should I Read Next?” podcast, I shared some titles suggested by local teachers and others for what parents should read next – books that could aid their parenting, illuminate teaching practices or just help them better connect with their kids.
My husband and I and a few friends were having drinks on the patio of a local watering hole one recent afternoon, enjoying a spring breeze just days before it decided to betray us all and burn parts of Kansas to a crisp.
I’ve never been what my friend Tammy would would call a “black-belt shopper” – a phrase she accurately and deservedly uses to describe herself – but I decided to brave last week’s Dillard’s sale anyway.
Over the years, game time at our house has become an individualized affair – my son playing League of Legends on his laptop, my daughter on her phone or iPod, me on the couch playing Crossy Road or doing my daily Lumosity workout, and my husband scanning eBay.
Toward the end of her question-and-answer session in Wichita this week, author Elizabeth Gilbert reminded the audience that she wouldn’t be signing books, taking selfies or speaking personally with fans this time, as she had during previous visits.