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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster (right) wrote the book. His neighbor Jules Feiffer did the illustrations.
Norton Juster (right) wrote the book. His neighbor Jules Feiffer did the illustrations.

The New Yorker has a great article on Norton Juster, the author of The Phantom Toolbooth. My Mom bought me the book on one of her trips to UNC Chapel Hill for a class, I read it over and over, and still love it. I hope just one of my kids can enjoy it as much as I did.

Milo, Tock (the watchdog), Officer Shrif, Unabridged , King Azaz,  the Humbug,  Alec Bings, Terrible Trivium and the Senses Taker were all good friends.

Hope others out there have fond memories as well.

Ran 20 minutes today

After a third time through, again I ran 20 minutes today, got to enjoy nature at work, the ponds, trees and nature. No deer today, but that’s probably a good thing. Hoping I can continue. I plan on picking a 5k a few weeks out, just to keep me on track.