day 3407

January 17, 2017
day 3407
running ‘round the track
and wishing I was outside
on my river-trails

day 3406

January 14, 2017
day 3406
it was too easy
to just keep hitting the >snooze<
and then an hour passed

day 3405

January 10, 2017
day 3405
drove through wind and rain
to a funeral, then got
a sib’s life-end plans

day 3404

January 5, 2017
day 3404
I tossed, turned, trying
to find a way I could sleep
with a stuffed-up head

Troy’s Book Club: Crenshaw

January 5, 2017

“Crenshaw”, by Katherine Applegate, is a book aimed at younger readers, but really is enjoyable, I think for readers of any age. It’s written from the point-of-view of a young boy whose family is going through some difficult financial times – his dad has gotten sick, his mom is working multiple part-time jobs, his little sister is annoying …and his long-gone imaginary friend, a giant cat, has just re-appeared. Honestly, with our economy still fragile, and our society increasingly divided, now seemed a serendipitous time to read a story about life-near-poverty.

This book is a quick read for an adult, given the reading-level it was written for, but that seemed appropriate given the age of the main character. It was neat reading the book from his perspective. This book reminded me again of the power of reading to make us all more empathetic, even for fictional characters!

I got my book at Boswell Books, but you can also find it at the Milwaukee Public Library (who have many of Applegate’s other books, too).

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day 3403

January 4, 2017
day 3403
muscles that rested,
rarely tested, were now used;
consequently: sore.

day 3402

January 3, 2017
day 3402
in the library
sought out a window-table
to get work done at