Texas is an interesting place. The weather can range from freezing to broiling in less than 24 hours, and even if you live in the cities, you don't have to go anywhere to get up close and personal with wildlife. You can travel from sun-up to sundown and still be in the state. Now and again, you'll run into interesting characters who think Texas is still its own country.
I've lived in Texas for years.
I'm one of those odd creatures who has an education from rival universities. My degree in Wildlife Ecology came from Texas A&M University. Then, a few years later, I went through teacher certification at the University of Texas at Austin.
For about 9 months a year, I spend most of my time educating the minds of 3- and 4-footers. That's height, not leg-count. It keeps me busy, but I still find time now and again to work on my writing and crafts while I whistle tunes back and forth with the silliest Timneh African Grey.
My writing is influenced by the experiences in my life, the people I've met, and the God I worship.
Crunchy Word Problems and Other Brain Challenges
by Cindy Koepp
As the state and federal testing gets increasingly harder, students are required to solve tougher math problems. This book contains over 400 word problems and questions for mathematical concepts. All the problems and questions have been used in 4th and 5th grade math classes. The problems vary in complexity and include information for modifying them upward or downward to meet a variety of needs.
Tales of the Dim Knight
on Aug. 04, 2011
Keeping It Balanced
Being a superhero is tough. Saving the world while raising a family is tougher. That’s what Dave Johnson finds out when he encounters an alien symbiote in an FBI warehouse. Now he has to balance his real job as a janitor, his new life as a superhero, his kids, and his wife while battling gang lords, supervillains, mad scientists, terrorists, and – worst of all – a divorce lawyer.
Tales of a Dim Knight is a witty adventure with plenty of amusing references to comic books. Interspersed with the laughs is a story about finding out what really matters in life.
I enjoyed the story from cover to cover. The characters had believable personalities, and even the Bad Guy had a character arc. Although Powerhouse had a heavy list of superpowers, he couldn’t just walk over the enemies he faced. The plot moved along at a good speed.
Dave faces his greatest dreams and his worst nightmares and comes out a better man in the end.