What West U Reads

Sept. 26, 2016

Little Free Library | West U Scout House

Twin children enjoy dedication of West U's most recent Little Free LibraryLess than a year after establishing a Little Free Library in West University's Colonial Park, local author Chris Cander launched another book exchange at the Scout House, in the 6100 block of Edloe across from Roger Martin Properties. Cander is a West U resident and award-winning children’s book author. She ...

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June 9, 2016

Little Free Library | Club Members Donate Books

Jeannie Lyman, Sara Eggleston & Michelle Smith donate booksJean Lyman, Sara Eggleston, and Michelle Smith, members of the Houston City Breakfast Club, were so inspired by a recent breakfast speaker that they purchased her books and donated them to the Little Free Library in West U's Colonial Park. Award-winning author Debra Winegarten, of Austin, TX, specializes in ...

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May 10, 2016

Give Yourself the Best | by Randy Guttenberger

Randy Guttenberger of Ceros, Inc. speaking to the agents of Roger Martin Properties"What is your best time of the day?" Life Coach Randy Guttenberger asked the agents of Roger Martin Properties. 

Joanna Ide, the former principal at West U Elemenatary, says her best time is the early morning.  Sachin Chawdhry says his best time is the end of the day ...

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Sept. 27, 2012

"Maude Brown's Baby" by Richard Cunningham

Maude Brown's Baby by Richard CunninghamMaude Brown's Baby is a delightful first novel by local West University Place author Richard Cunningham.  The book is an historical murder mystery set in Houston and Galveston during World War I.  Richard was inspired to write this book by an actual photograph.

I adore historical novels, so this ...

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May 7, 2012

Ebooks vs Printed Media

Ebooks Vs. Printed MediaRoger and I are avid readers - from a long line of avid readers on both sides of the family.  So I am betting that we are just about the last converts to eBooks.  We even resisted the move to electronic media when our son Christopher brought home a ...

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Sept. 10, 2011

"Rising Tide" by John M. Barry

Rising Tide by John M BarryHere in Houston, we know all about natural disasters.  We know how to clean up after them.  We know how to feed people who have lost everything.  We know how to take care of people while they get back on their feet.

It hasn’t always been like ...

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May 5, 2011

The Clayton Library – A Best Kept Secret

Clayton house, designed by Birdsall Briscoe, houses the genealogical collection of the Houston Public Library SystemThis beautifully-restored, red-brick, Georgian home is another of Houston’s Best Kept Secrets – the Clayton Library of the Houston Public Library system (www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton).  Clayton House was built in 1917 and designed by noted Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe.  The Clayton Library complex houses the Center ...

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April 27, 2011

Julia Ideson Library - Houston's Best Kept Secrets

Julia Ideson LibraryWhen it was first constructed in 1926, the Julia Ideson Library was intended as the centerpiece of a five-building civic center in Downtown Houston.  But then came the Crash and the Great Depression, and those other public buildings were never built.  Today, this Spanish Renaissance building is hemmed ...

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March 8, 2011

“Animals in Translation” by Dr. Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Temple Grandin - Animals in TranslationThere is nothing more unique than a new idea – and Temple Grandin is full of them.  Animals in Translation is a fascinating look at animal behavior, written from the point of view of the autistic author.  Dr. Grandin suggests that, like some autistic people, animals, are primarily ...

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March 8, 2011

Kathleen Jurgens and Temple Grandin

Kathleen Jurgens and Dr. Temple GrandinThis photo was taken in December 2010 at the Autism and Aspergers Conference in Galveston, Texas.  Dr. Temple Grandin, on the left, was the key-note speaker. The high school student standing with her is my young friend Kathleen.

Dr. Grandin has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 ...

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