My Thoughts On McFarland USA and My Talk With Director Niki Caro


“McFarland, USA” is inspired by a 1987 true story, in which an unlikely band of inexperienced, under-equipped, young Latino runners with exceptional determination rise to become cross-country state champions under the leadership of their coach, Jim White. Over the years since then, the McFarland High School cross-country teams have won nine state … [Read more...]

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

I live with a perfectionist.  It takes Madison twice as long to do her homework, because if her writing isn't perfect, we have to erase and start over.  It drives me insane which is why I happily introduced this book to her. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes is about Beatrice Bottomwell.    She is a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: Bergino Baseballs

Do you know anyone who is a sports fan?  If so, you need to get them one of these Bergino's baseballs.  I own two of these, and they are awesome.  Not only do you get a cool looking baseball, you get a piece of turf that goes underneath.  They definitely are a talking piece for everyone who sees them.  I know that every person who has seen them in my house … [Read more...]