I live in a small Midwestern town where I teach high school English and am married to a family physician.

The title of my blog is inspired by a quote from A Christmas Carol. After Scrooge’s conversion at the hands of the three ghosts, Marley describes Scrooge’s new attitude this way:

“An act of kindness is like the first green grape of summer: one leads to another and another and another. It would take a queer man indeed to not follow an act of kindness with an act of kindness. One simply whets the tongue for more…the taste of kindness is too too sweet. Gifts–goods–are lifeless. But the gift of goodness one feels in the giving is full of life. It…is…a…wonder.”


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