If you are between 8 and 108 years old and like to read middle grade books, then you are especially welcome here!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

“Meow!” says this leprechaun. Which means good luck!

Image found on Random Internet. If this is your image, let me know!


A big tiny house

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

With more than 10,000 furnishing provided by art collectors and handcrafted by artisans, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle has been appraised at $8 million. Designed by artist Elaine Diehl, it took thirteen years to complete. it’s headed on a world tour in the fall, to benefit Autism Speaks.

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Despite its incredible detail and luxurious fittings, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle isn’t very homey.

For that, here’s an equally detailed doghouse recreation of the house from the movie Up. Fun and cozy beats precious and grand in my opinion!

Up doghouse

Up doghouse

Photos of Up doghouse found at Lifebuzz


Good tip!

Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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A new war on Christmas

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

George from Portland, OR writes:

Dear T,

I have a new holiday story to tell. It’s Rude-olph, the Rudest Reindeer. Forget about Rudolph. Rude-olph could chew him up for breakfast and spit him out at lunch. He’ll tell you you’re really smart…on Opposites Day. P.S. It’s only ten dollars. How many can I put you down for?

T replies:

Hey, George! The holidays are not a time for disrespect and bad manners. And charging ten dollars for this story is nine dollars too many. All I can say is that I hope Rude-olph learns to overcome his rudeness and is able to join in the festivities in a considerate and neighborly manner.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Hug a piece of pie today!

Photo found at all-puppies.com


More know your animals

Posted: November 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Demilked.com has posted some wonderful new hybrid creatures born of the wonders of Photoshop. There may never be an opportunity to sight these animals in the Wild, but it’s best to know their names, just in case.

Behold the Butterphant!

And the Koaowl!

And the Orangupanda!

For further education on a few more important (and imaginary) species, refer to Demilked.


Know your animals!

Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

What’s in a name? Everything, it turns out. I will never call these animals anything else again!

 

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Coloring magic

Posted: August 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Photo found at The Daily Mail

Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford creates coloring books that take a little more time and effort to keep the color inside the lines. Complicated and beautiful, her coloring-book drawings include a special ingredient.

Magic.

Just look at these images from The Enchanted Forest, and you’ll have to agree!

 

Now get a copy of The Enchanted Forest for yourself, and break out the color pencils!


Cat confessions

Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Hello, kitty! What have you been up to? Oh. I see.

Photo found at imgur.com

 

Photo: imgur.com

 

Photo: imgur.com

 

Well, let’s hope making a full confession will ease your conscience, cats!


Sloths welcome here

Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Sloth-crossing signs are a familiar sight in Costa Rica, where the slow-moving creatures abound. Injured and orphaned sloths have found tender loving care at the Sloth Sanctuary, run by Judy Avey-Arroyo, Luis Arroyo, and their family.

Since 1992, the Sloth Sanctuary has rescued more than 500 sloths, treating and releasing as many as it can and providing a permanent home for those unable to survive in the wild due to disability or other issues.

And what to the sloths have to say about that?