February 2018 archive

Harris Burdick Mysteries: Mr. Linden’s Library

After each page Cindy turned, the more drawn into her story she was. It was as if vines wrapped around her and pulled her closer and closer each flip of a page. Finally Cindy’s eye lids grew heavy and she drifted of to a deep sleep. Cindy dreamed sweet dreams until she woke up with a start. Vines had begun to sprout from her novel. They had wrapped around her small thin wrists, immobilizing her arms. Although she screamed at the top of her lungs, her words seemed to be swallowed up by the book. It was dead silence to anyone around. The fat green vines, which were approaching her chest quickly, were tight and strong. There was no escaping this creeping plant. Cindy’s mind was racing. Flashes of her fondest memories skimmed through her mind. She pretended to go to sleep, for the last time. With what she thought to be her last breath, the vines had simply disappeared. Cindy gasped. She breathed easy for the first in what she thought was forever. There was no more time to be happy. She stumbled to her feet, grabbed the book and launched out the widow with a grunt. She collapsed back on to her bed because she was exhausted. Exhausted in every way. Her mind, her lungs, her body. As tired as she was there was no way she was going to go back to sleep. In the back off her mind she heard the librarian’s mumbled words. “Beware. Beware of the book.”

How Many Ways Could You Use a Christmas Tree?

Christmas is here.Creative Commons License Val Wroblewski via Compfight

Hi Readers!

I recently just posted a Christmas post on my blog, but I am obsessed with the this season so I wanted to write another one! So today I am going to write about something a little bit different. How many ways could you think of using a Christmas tree? Here are mine!

  1. Are you ever in desperate need of a hair brush. Well it’s Christmas time so you could just ask for a new one….. Or you just go up to your cut of a nice big furry piece of your green healthy tree! Just go ahead and brush away!
  2. Do you have the largest most biggest cotton candy maker but you don’t have any sticks large enough to put it on. Well just grab a average sized Christmas tree and go ahead and make the most huge cotton candy stick ever!
  3. Make Christmas tree ornaments out of your Christmas tree. No need to go out and buy ornaments but just make your own! All you have to do is cut of a couple little pieces and tie some string around them and there you go! 2 in 1. Buy one Christmas tree and still have decorations for it.

So what did you think of my 3 ways to use a Christmas tree. None of these are very serious, but I thought it was kind of funny. Don’t forgot to comment and tell me your creative ways to use a Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas!


One Simple Act of Kindness

Hey Friends, 

I hope that this post changes your mind about homelessness. Did you know that there are approximately 100 million homeless people across the world. I think that that number is much to high. One really important thing I think everyone should know if, a homeless person could be anyone. We watch a video in class showing all this homeless people that were holding a sigh telling part of their story. For some, its because of expensive medical bills, for others, its escaping bad situation and losing everything. The important thing to know is that this could be me or you.  

Helping the homeless doesn’t always mean you have to give money, even though that is a kind gesture. Helping the homeless can be showing a simple act of kindness. Give a smile, say hello, wave. All these things show egnoligement that you notice them. That they aren’t forgotten.  

There’s of a lot of homeless people who aren’t even on the streets. A lot are in shelters, or living in a unstable living environment. This means there are a lot of homeless people who are hidden. That you don’t and can’t notice. I thought about this a lot actually. I think that this is one of the reasons that many people aren’t aware of homelessness and how it effects so many people. There is this probably every where. in Courtney, Victoria, and even in Comox. When I first learn this I was really surprised because I had never seen anyone homeless in Comox, or at-least not that I knew of. Homelessness effect more people then just people who are homeless. This is our problem, the hole community and us and the government should be trying to support people less fortunate and get people in to safe, healthier living environments.

Remember that one simple act of kindness can change someone’s life. Saying hi to a less fortunate person is something so simple but sends such a big message. It says “I notice you, you are a person.” Be a change maker, say hello, do a simple act of kindness.  


OMG! It’s Christmas!

Yes folks, its that time of year again. Grab your stockings, lights, and cookies, because it is time to get ready for Saint Nick! I love Christmas. The presents, the family, the love, and the magic. My room is always deck out in lights and a mini tree. Here is my version of the alphabet of Christmas.

A– The magical atmosphere 

BBountiful amounts of gifts

CCelebrating the New Year

DDancing to carols

E- Excellent food

F- Enjoying some figgy pudding 

G- Glasses and glasses of eggnog

H– Santa coming down the chimney greeting with a ‘Ho ho ho!’ 

I Inside and cozy cause of the storm out in the cold

J- Jam and croissants for breakfast in the morning

K- Children keen to open presents

L- Love is everywhere

M- Mom’s decorating the house

N– Where you naught or nice this year?

O– Hand maid ordaments dangling from the tree

P– Red and white pointsettias scattered around

Q– Its quiet during the night

RRemembering loved ones

S- The snow falls so peacefully  

TTossing and turning because you can’t fall asleep

UUnder the tree lys all the presents

V– Lots of visitors during the Christmas season

W– Everyones worried about the grinch coming

XX‘s & O’s for every around 

YYorkshire pudding rising in the oven.

Z– “Zzzzzzz” the sound of little children sleeping.