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contributors Sharon Kratz (“Foreign Exchange,” page 48) and her husband, Joe, are sailboat cruisers. They raised their two daughters and worked in Indiana until 1997, when Joe retired from General Motors. They moved to the Clear Lake, Texas, area and worked as contractors to NASA while they learned how to live aboard a 35-foot British sailboat. “We were late-in-life sailors,” laughs Sharon. “We had no idea what we were doing!” In 2004 they joined the community of retirees who sail the Caribbean as an alternative retirement lifestyle. “We had sailed from the U.S. to Mexico, then Belize, and up a small river in Guatemala for hurricane season when our daughter decided to adopt a Guatemalan baby,” she says. Katharine and Michael Zenke (“Reading Recs,” Grand Central, page 17, and “Incredibly Hip High-Tech Gifts,” page 44): Katharine is the accomplished lead bookseller running the children’s department at one of the Midwest’s largest bookstores. Deeply passionate about books, she spends much of her free time reading and writing about children’s literature. Her husband, Michael, is probably best known for his stint as editor for the popular technology news site Slashdot.org, where he wrote about video games, which he’s been doing professionally since 2004. He’s now a freelancer, writing about games on a number of sites, including 1up.com, Massively.com, Gamasutra, Game Developer magazine and The Escapist magazine. Michael and Katharine live in Madison, Wisconsin. Miyako Kanamori (“Sew Much Fun,” page 66), is the author of Sock and Glove (Penguin/Perigee 2007), a book with 13 “delightful softy projects” to make from socks, gloves and mittens. She is a crafter who lives in Tokyo. Samantha Cleaver (“First, Serve,” page 36) is a freelance writer in Chicago. Outside of work, she volunteers with a local nonprofit, tutoring kids and helping them on their own writing projects. Read more of her writing at www.samanthacleaver.com. GRAND The MaGaZine for GrandparenTS www.grandmagazine.com WENDY REID CRISP editor in Chief SIMONE TIEBER art director MARY ANN COOPER Senior editor CHRISTINE BETTENCOURT Copy editor HOLLY LENTZ editorial assistant Contributing editors Ruth Nathan, Brigitte Castellano, Michelle Briseño-Tucker, Tiffany Sharpe, Anna Gervait, Galen Miller, Fran Weber Teall regional editors Los Angeles: Judy Pugh Orange County (California): Pat Burns Tampa Bay: Barbara Hunting-Hanley New Jersey: Helaine Shilling San Francisco Peninsula: Donne Davis for CuSToMer ServiCe and addreSS ChanGeS Judyann Grant (“Life Is Just a Bowl of Grandfish,” page 26) teaches a devotion writing course for the Writing Academy and has published essays in several anthologies, including “Cup of Comfort for Weddings” and “My Teacher Is My Hero.” Her work for children has appeared in Highlights for Children, Clubhouse Jr. and Primary Treasure. She lives in Mannsville, New York, has three picture books under contract, and is currently revising her first children’s novel. 727-323-9587 PRODUCT REVIEWS Please visit www.grandmagazine.com or products@grandmagazine.com Mail samples for review to GRAND Magazine Editorial, 989 Milton, #3D, Ferndale, California 95536 Please visit www.grandmagazine.com GRAND Media, LLC, allows carefully screened third parties to rent the GRAND subscriber file from time to time. If you prefer that we not include your name, please write us at GRAND Magazine, 4791 Baywood Point Drive South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 or e-mail admin@grandmagazine.com GRAND VOL. 4 NO. 6 (ISSN 1553-9202) is published bimonthly by GRAND Media, LLC 4791 Baywood Point Drive South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 T. 866-327-9039 F. 727-323-9587 Contents © 2008 by GRAND Media, LLC NXTbook Media SUBMISSIONS/QUERIES Terry Spaeth (“I Saw You First,” page 80) is a poet who has been published in Kent State University’s annual literary magazine and in the John Carroll University Quarterly. Terry and her husband live in Columbus, Ohio, where Terry is a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), working with abused or neglected children. She urges other grands to consider this commitment (www.nationalcasa. org). This is her second poem in GRAND; she also wrote “In Her Eyes” (May/June 2008). Kara Williams (“The Four Top U.S. Ski Resorts for Grand Families, page 60) makes her home with her husband and two school-age children in the mountains of Colorado. When they’re not exploring their own backyard, the Williams family makes trips to either U.S. coast, Hawaii or Mexico for their annual “beach fix.” Kara’s travel articles have appeared in Every Day with Rachael Ray, Porthole Cruise Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Denver Post. She blogs about all things travel related at www.TravelingMamas.com. Learn more about her at www.KaraSWilliams.com. 8 GRAND NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2008 8 GRAND MAY JUNE 2008
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Grand Magazine - November/December 2008
Grand View
Contents
Isn't It Grand?
Grand Central
Ask Grand
Grand Gestures
Just So We Know
Full House-Full Heart-Full Time
First, Serve
On the Cover: Vice President-Elect Joe Biden
Incredibly Hip High-Tech Gifts
Foreign Exchange
Home (and Hungry!) for the Holidays
Being the Peace
Reunions
Together Time
Read Aloud
Grand Bazaar
Resources
Grand Finale
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Isn't It Grand?
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Central
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Ask Grand
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Gestures
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Just So We Know
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Full House-Full Heart-Full Time
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - First, Serve
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - On the Cover: Vice President-Elect Joe Biden
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 43
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Incredibly Hip High-Tech Gifts
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Foreign Exchange
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Home (and Hungry!) for the Holidays
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Being the Peace
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Reunions
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Together Time
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Read Aloud
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Bazaar
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Resources
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Finale
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