Gimbling in the Wabe – Happy Birthday to George

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Once upon a time (September 20, 1948, in fact) a baby boy was born to a longshoreman and his wife from the realm of Bayonne, in the land of New Jersey.  They named their son George, and the boy was full of stories and songs (well, stories anyway).  As a youngster,  he sold some of [….]

The Absent Woman by Marlene Lee

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The Absent Woman Marlene Lee Holland House Books First Edition: April 20, 2013 ISBN 978-1-909374-40-9 If there’s one demographic that is under-represented in fictional female leads, it’s middle-aged women with school-aged children.  Add in to that a woman who does not have custody of the children in the demise of a marriage, and the list [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Nameless Teacher I Never Forgot

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This week, our editor Tee assigned a Staff Pick for us to write about our favorite teacher, or the one who taught us our most valuable lesson, in honor of National Teacher’s Appreciation Week.  I wrote about Mr. Gieselman, my 6th grade teacher, who read The Hobbit out loud to a rambunctious class, and awakened [….]