The Penning Board Items of the Week
Vlog: Fun times on the job! :) Happy Travels! Thanks for watching!
Movie: "My Last Holiday" (2006) with Queen Latifah and LL Cool J
Interesting News: Classic literature to be dropped from high schools in favor of ‘informational texts’
In high school, I remember the student groans over the dreaded reading of classic literature...but ultimately there were many books that have stuck with me all these years and helped my writing now. I wouldn't have wanted to miss out, but now many high school students will--due to new educational standards to push for 70% of student reading material be non-fiction. No more "The Catcher in the Rye" or "To Kill a Mockingbird" they say... What do you think? A good move or a crippling one?
Book: "Winter Passing" by Cindy Martinusen (now Cindy Coloma)
Since I've written a novel about World War II, this contemporary work intrigued me. It's about a young woman, who journeys to Austria and addresses her family's past during the Holocaust. I quite enjoyed it. There are two more books in the series and I can't wait to read them. In fact, they're already on my shelf. To learn more about Cindy's books, visit her website at www.cindycoloma.com.
Bible Verse: "For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10
Quote: "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale
Song: “Christmas Time in London Town” by Nina and Frederik
When I thought about Christmas songs about travel, I was at a loss. After hitting a search engine, I found this 1961 tune and enjoyed it. It's all about traveling around London at Christmastime. I pictured all the places in the song as I listened.