BookLife Review of Basil’s Quest

By giving voice to a compassionate canine, Vandiver turns this story of a rescue dog’s journey to a loving home into a powerful empathy-building exercise for young readers. The three-year-old black Labrador Retriever has spent most of his life outside, sharing a yard...

When Memories Pop Up Like Toast

I have two succulents on my kitchen window ledge. I check in with them daily to see how they’re doing, along with my other non-succulent plants. But this morning was different. Upon seeing them, my thoughts flashed back to our dinner table one night in 1996. My son...