Aiden Lawrence has itchy skin that he can’t scratch–he won’t allow others to scratch it either. Forced to start confronting some of his insecurities, what will Lawrence choose? Community or isolation? Acceptance or rejection? A critical spirit or a compassionate spirit?
14 Things I Loved in Eastbound Sailing
I empathized with Aiden.
The descriptions Foley made about food. Boeuf bourguignon anyone?
The honest irreverence.
The honest reverence.
The feeling of the island–a blend of the Pacific Northwest and heaven.
Warmth amongst a sometimes cold world.
The ending that left me pensively hopeful and satisfied, like I’d just eaten a Thanksgiving feast!
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I don’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy learning. Like being from a small town in the Midwest, learning stuff and getting good grades just seemed like my lot in life. This didn’t exactly grant me a lot of friends in school. In 7th grade I remember a kid in my class introducing me to the cute new boy as a brownie. I’m ashamed to admit I thought it was a compliment.
As a result of this and other name-calling incidents, some of the first interpersonal relationship lessons I heard from my mom was that I should “get a sense of humor” and “bury the hatchet.”
I am still figuring out how to do this.
It’s not that I was any smarter than anyone else, I just got a kick out of learning things. Throughout grade school I would toe the line between first and almost-first in class…until I hit puberty. Continue reading “Brownie for Life”
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Tree. Arrow. Bee. Fish. Light Bulb. Turtle. Sad. Building. Footprint. What do all of these things have in common? Not much at all. But those are my results on my first roll with my Rory’s Story Cubes.