Dan and Jim Robbins, a Neighbor who Grew Up in Buxton

Jim Robbins shared his experiences of growing up in Buxton and attending the actual school started by the founder of Buxton, Rev. William King.  Jim and Dan are seen exchanging books.  Jim’s mother, Arlie C. Robbins, wrote a history of Buxton called Legacy of…

The Books Arrive

Making a Difference, One Bed Time Story at a Time

When our book was released this week, other writers asked, “How did the story begin? What was the process?”One cold winter night, four of our grandchildren huddled around us, anxious for a new story. The children were zipped up in their one-piece fleece pajamas,…

Moral Imagination and Civil Disobedience

The Underground Railroad has been described as a work of moral imagination. The term “moral imagination” can be traced back to the writer Edmund Burke who lived in the 18th century. Burke was concerned about the dramatic changes undertaken by French revolutionaries. He felt…

Book Groups for Young Readers

Recently our twelve year old grand-daughter joined a book club. Yes, kids can have book clubs, just like their parents! One night, we were invited to sit down with the five girls and two parents who facilitate the club. We heard mature discussion and…