Better Than Before

The Book (From Goodreads) How do we change?  Gretchen Rubin’s answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, … More Better Than Before

The Good Adventurers Snippets | Sixth Installment

| Ivy rested her chin on the open pages of her textbook. “What’s going on down there in the dumps?”Peter thought of the millions at Bertram’s and smiled grimly. A few men in tailcoats carrying instruments passed them. Peter wondered at their indifference to his presence as they acknowledged Ivy. Surely they did not know … More The Good Adventurers Snippets | Sixth Installment

Lamplighter Favorites

I received my first Lamplighter book as a gift for my fifth birthday from my grandparents: Teddy’s Button. I was too young to read it myself, but I remember my dad read it aloud to me and my sisters. After that they gave Lamplighters to my sisters as well, and the tradition continued for nearly ten years. I … More Lamplighter Favorites

Mr. Standfast by John Buchan

Brigadier General Richard Hannay has been withdrawn from his beloved front lines and dispatched by Bullivant to the Cotswolds. There he will infiltrate the pacifist village of Biggleswick which is suspected of hosting spies. After meeting with Mary Lamington, pretty, smart, and head of operations, and his old friend John S, Blenkiron, Hannay heads north, trying to uncover the … More Mr. Standfast by John Buchan

An Interview with Patrick Byrne | The Good Adventurers

   Mr. Byrne coughed a queer cough behind his paper and shifted in his seat. Perhaps his recent brush with the Earl had affected him, for this was uncharacteristic of Patrick Byrne. He heaved again on the bench, then dropped the paper and patted Ivy’s hand.    “Er—Ivy, me dear. Um,”    In all her … More An Interview with Patrick Byrne | The Good Adventurers