Monthly Archives: May 2008

TALES CHILDREN TELL

I remember when my sister and I were young pre-teens and we’d hang out every day after school and all day in the summer with a bunch of kids who lived on our steep little street (one block long with … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS VS. THE UPTIGHT, CLOSE-MINDED PARENTAL FACTOIDS FROM THE PLANET DENIAL

The other day my 5-year old brought home his book wish list from school. They’re having a book fair (probably a Scholastic thing) with an assortment of fiction and non-fiction, picture books and chapter books. I’ve seen the sort of … Continue reading

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BIG BLACK BEAR

On our walk up the mountain today (me and the Lucy Factor), a big black bear crossed our path. I, of course, did absolutely the wrong thing which was to back away with my heart in my mouth and the … Continue reading

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THE MYTH OF THE HUMBLE ARTIST

I recently had dinner with my cousin who is an extremely talented professional art photographer with a gorgeous book coming out soon. We are able to talk about the book profession and publishers and art truthfully without any of the … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Walk

Oh the wild dogwoods are in bloom! Each flower like a cup held up to the sun to catch the light. Two longish blogs coming soon but I am in the throes of the book and have not time for … Continue reading

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Aardvark Ocelot Pangolin

When I was 9 and 10, my best friend was named Miriam. She looked like a very pretty brown mouse. She had tiny, deft hands, and a soft voice with a French accent, and she moved with very precise movements. … Continue reading

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Oh! Scrumptious Language!!!!

Just wanted to post this tiny excerpt because it’s one of the few things I’ve ever been able to commit to memory and I was just reciting it to the Lucy Factor and thinking how absolutely wonderful language is, whether … Continue reading

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