Being fans of Gordon Lightfoot, Aline and I bought tickets to a tribute concert put on by a group of folk artists celebrating Lightfoot covers in various styles. Very cool. How often do you hear a Lightfoot tune done in a jazz style? I didn’t fall asleep once!
The Way We Feel: Gordon Lightfoot
Bedtime ReadingThose Darned Squirrels
Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates-until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that charms the old grump.
My take: How can you not like a book where you get to say Googlie Mooglie, raise your fist and yell “Those darned squirrels”?