Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume

My Copy: 051488005995 (image from readmekids.com) I've signed up for a bunch of online writing classes and started remembering how much Judy Blume I read as a kid. And I didn't hesitate to buy this old favorite...a VERY old favorite. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first story in the "Fudge" series of … Continue reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume

Why I am a Free-Hugger

Off and on since 2012, I've had my "Free Hugs" sign. Naturally, when it's cold or flu season, I put it away. I pull it out of my car and put it on a chair or my travel cart for people to see. Plenty of people read it, and either smile, look quizzical, chuckle, or scoff. Some mumble that nothing's for free and give me the hairy eyeball. Some are just beaming and come over with their arms out, ready to go. Some just come over to ask what it's all about, which is part of the reason I'm explaining today.