Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time

I'm re-reading A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle; it's the 50th anniversary of the publication! In many ways the story still holds up and L'Engle, with their traveling to Orien's Belt and beyond, certainly was ahead of her time. It precedes Remote Viewing in many ways.

Her creation of the 'indigo' children of Meg and Calvin and Charles Wallace is delightful to watch develop. They are different from my characters (Andy, Roger, and Miranda) in their cultural setting, but their essence and their complete openness to new ideas are very similar.

Some of my favorite lines so far:
"I don't understand it any more than you do, but one thing I've learned is that you don't have to understand things for them to be."

"What's a megaparsec?" Calvin asked.
"One of father's nicknames for me," Meg said. "It's also 3.26 million light years."

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

KUDOS to The Schoolhouse in Vermont!

I read in "Publishers Weekly" about Mark Stein, a teacher at The Schoolhouse in S. Burlington, Vermont. He was incorporating a local bookstore in with his Reading/English class, using the phone to talk to the owner about books and genre and classifying them and simply engaging his class in the interaction of a local business.
I was so impressed, I sent them a copy of IN THE NICK OF TIME. Enjoy!