Monday Musings

You know I adore Winston the Wonder Dog (who, by the way is 99% back to normal after being laid low by a tick bite). But sometimes I just have to chuckle at his behavior. This morning we were walking on the spit (officially the Millennium Trail) with Winston’s white tail waving like a flag, announcing… Read more »

Friend Friday

Heidi Schulz is one busy lady. When she’s not homeschooling her daughter or organizing festivals like Portland’s Wordstock, she is making spreadsheets and other shenanigans. She is also a wonderful writer of middle grade novels, including her debut novel, Hook’s Revenge, and the brand-new sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code which is why I’m delighted to host… Read more »

Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been quiet this summer. Hard to blog when a son gets married, parents celebrate a 62nd wedding anniversary, a granddaughter turns three, book deadlines loom and there’s yucky stuff to manage on top of all that good. But then again, nearly every summer, I’ve gone quiet here, taking time off to ponder… Read more »

Friend Friday

This is the second time I’ve hosted Caroline Starr Rose at my blog, and I certainly hope it’s not the last. She writes from her heart, whether it’s about a dyslexic girl on the prairie or two unlikely friends in colonial America or a beautiful but endangered environment, as with her newest book, Over in… Read more »

“What are we doing if we’re not taking chances?” Tess Gallagher

Friend Friday

Can I say “thrilled” about today’s guest post? Not only is the kind, generous and forward thinking Laurie Thompson in the house, but she is bringing along my favorite illustrator who has shaked (shooken?) Roy Rogers’ hand: Paul Schmid. You are in for too much fun, including a giveaway so pay attention.   In honor of… Read more »

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.” Alfred North Whitehead

“Words should be weighed and not counted.” Yiddish proverb

“There is no wide road that leads to the muses.” Propertius