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Walt Longmire Mystery series

Walt Longmire Mystery series

  The very popular Craig Johnson hails from Wyoming.  He has come to Fort Collins on speaking and book signing tours.  His fictional character, Sheriff Walt Longmire, and the mystery series based on his crime solving, debuted in 2004.  In 2012 it was made into a tv series.   Johnson’s books have won many awards, … Continue reading

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

“They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.”  Tim O’Brien (Vietnam) This was a different war, an earlier war.  Our Civil War.  This book was published in 1863 for the officers responsible for all government property issued, though how they could … Continue reading

Christmas on a Budget

    Way back in the personal history of the doctoral candidate there was probably a Little Golden Book or two…or more.   We all have to start somewhere. There is strong evidence that reading to children has positive benefits in all areas of their development as well as creating a bond with the parent, grandparent, … Continue reading

Nancy Drew: First Feisty Feminist Sleuth

Nancy Drew: First Feisty Feminist Sleuth

If you are over a certain age, (ahem), you probably grew up on the Nancy Drew mystery series.  She was an inspiration to many of us, an independent and adventurous young lady in an age where women were expected to be…well, not that.  This mystery series, which introduced young girls to the possibility of expanded … Continue reading