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Considerations by Carmela Dutra

What Makes a Good Book?

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 12, 2017
What makes a Good Book?     Does it have to win an award to be considered good?  Can a book...
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Literary Classics Book Award Winners

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 5, 2017
The tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young...
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What is the obsession with writing?

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 15, 2017
Would you agree with me if I were to say that all of us are writers? Whether by hand or...
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Giving Back to the Kids

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 8, 2017
If you follow me on one of social media sites, then you have likely seen photos from one of my...
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Ready, Set, Jump into Summer 2017 C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y SUMMER BLOG HOP

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 1, 2017
Sunscreen. Kids playing “Marco Polo” in the pool. Family road trips. Bonfires at the beach. Summer is in the air! What...
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If I were a pair of shoes…

By Carmela Dutra  /  May 24, 2017
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d definitely be a pair of converse! A, first I didn’t think there...
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Children’s Literature

By Carmela Dutra  /  May 18, 2017
Do you like Children’s Literature? I do! I even managed to track down some of the old books from my...
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May the 4th be with you!

By Carmela Dutra  /  May 4, 2017
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. George Lucas brought us one of the best cinematic experiences...
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Inquiring Minds: Questions from Readers

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 27, 2017
Recently, I was asked a couple of questions. What is your objective as a writer? Does being a woman have...
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Earth Day Every Day

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 19, 2017
April 22nd, what comes to mind when you hear this date? Maybe your birthday? Or is it your anniversary? Well,...
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Relationship between art and life

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 6, 2017
Have you ever looked at a piece of art and felt a wave of emotion hit you? Perhaps you were...
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The Secret Language of Music

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 29, 2017
Can you feel it? The heavy base. Can you hear the soft vocals? Can you visualize the cool ivory keys...
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Who am I?

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 23, 2017
  Who am I?? This is a question all of us ask ourselves at one point or another. Often times...
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A Day in the Life

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 16, 2017
As a Stay at home/ Work at home mom, there isn’t much glamor in my life. Getting up in the...
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Dr. Seuss Day

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 2, 2017
Today is Dr. Seuss Day! What does this mean? It means we look back over the years and reflect on...
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The Power of Humility

By Carmela Dutra  /  February 23, 2017
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ~ Confucius Many of us come from humble beginnings. We make something...
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By Carmela Dutra  /  February 16, 2017
One of the first things we learn as little kids is always to say "thank you" -- and of course, not...
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To Read or not to Read?

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 12, 2017
You’ve started reading this article meaning something in the above heading attracted you to it. You have weighed up the...
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Hello 2017!

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 2, 2017
2016 is so last year's news, and now it's all about 2017!  Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition that...
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Goodbye 2016, I will Never Forget you

By Carmela Dutra  /  December 15, 2016
I distinctly remember as a kid having a grown up tell me that time seems to go by much faster...
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