Archive | January, 2016

In winter in the woods alone

In winter in the woods alone Against the trees I go I mark a maple for my own And lay the maple low. At four o’clock I shoulder ax, And in the afterglow I link a line of shadowy tracks Across the tinted snow. I see for Nature no defeat In one tree’s overthrow Or […]

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Daring the Wind and Waves: Three Library Book Picks

We’ve had a bunch of nice books out from the library, but these three stand out from our recent haul. Though to be honest they were my favorites, not necessarily the children’s, but they were appreciated and admired. Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, illustrated […]

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Maps, Maps, Maps

On Facebook the conversation recently turned to maps. What books and resources do you use, how do you approach learning about maps? And I thought since I was making links over there anyway, it would also make a good blog post and then I’d have a more permanent cache of the links to my favorite […]

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