Category: M.C. Tillson

When Is a Fact Not a Fact?

Sounds like one of Dad’s riddles, doesn’t it? But the answer is important: a fact isn’t a fact when it’s an opinion. Can you tell the difference? The cool thing about facts is that it doesn’t matter whether you agree with them or not, they are still facts. For...

Business AND Pleasure in the U.P.

I could never say that a visit to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula was all business and no pleasure! However, I can say that I was on a mission during this last visit, and sure enough, I managed to visit with students in Marquette, Calumet, and Copper Harbor AND have...

Hello, Third Graders!

What’s better than a school full of third-graders who like to read mysteries? Five schools of mystery-reading third-graders! What a terrific time I had meeting the students, teachers, and administrators at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, and Southport Elementary Schools during my April visit to North Carolina. I...

“Can I take it home?”

“Can I put my name in it?” “Is it mine to keep?” It’s not a scientific survey by any means, but with these and some of the other questions I got while handing out copies of The Clue at Copper Harbor to third graders in Flint, Michigan, I’m going...

Up and Coming

So much has been going on that I’ve neglected my blog (and my readers) shamelessly. Well, that ends today…and we’ll hope that I can do better in the future. But, for right now, let me bring you up to date: ● My son graduated from Saint Mary’s College in...

Strawberry Moon AND Summer Solstice!

Did you know that full moons have names? I’ve always heard about Blue Moons and Harvest Moons (mainly because of the songs), but I never knew about the Hunter’s Moon or the Blood Moon or June’s Strawberry Moon until this year when June’s full moon (a.k.a. the Strawberry Moon...

A Favorite Christmas Story

When I was in kindergarten at the First Presbyterian Church in High Point, North Carolina (yep, that’s me with the pigtails), I heard a Christmas story that made a huge impression on me. The name of the story was Why the Chimes Rang by Raymond Macdonald Alden. Up in...
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