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Hello, Third Graders!

What’s better than a school full of third-graders who like to read mysteries? Five schools of mystery-reading third-graders! What a terrific time I had meeting the students, teachers, and administrators at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, and Southport Elementary

Posted in Bald Head Island, Books, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, North Carolina, Third grade, Travels

“Can I take it home?”

“Can I put my name in it?” “Is it mine to keep?” It’s not a scientific survey by any means, but with these and some of the other questions I got while handing out copies of The Clue at Copper

Posted in A&M Muffin Project, Books, Flint, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, Michigan, Third grade, Travels, Uncategorized, Upper Peninsula

Up and Coming

So much has been going on that I’ve neglected my blog (and my readers) shamelessly. Well, that ends today…and we’ll hope that I can do better in the future. But, for right now, let me bring you up to date:

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Posted in A&M Muffin Project, Bald Head Island, Books, California, Flint, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, Mercy, Michigan, Muffin Project, North Carolina, Travels, Uncategorized, Upper Peninsula

Talk Like a Pirate?

I tell you…it’s hard to keep up with these official days. First, there was National Lighthouse Day which I missed (!) and now International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on Saturday, September 19. Stede Bonnet would never

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Posted in Books, Lighthouses, North Carolina, Travels

Falling for the U.P.

Michigan has two parts to it. There’s the lower part that looks like a mitten, and then there’s the U.P. (That stands for Upper Peninsula, eh?) I spent the last week of October in Michigan’s wonderful Upper Peninsula…working. Did I

Posted in Books, Michigan, North Carolina, Travels, Upper Peninsula

Back to Work Monday

It’s the Monday after the Fourth of July and I’m back to work…or at least I should be. Sometimes my work is so fun that I forget that I’m still supposed to get it done. My mind keeps saying, “You

Posted in Books, Michigan, North Carolina, Travels, Upper Peninsula

Flying on the 4th!

Guess where I’m going on 4th of July? I’ll give you one clue. That’s right! I’m going to Copper Harbor, Michigan, and let me tell you‒THAT place knows how to do 4th of July! They have a parade in the

Posted in Books, Michigan, Travels, Uncategorized, Upper Peninsula