On a recent trip to the South to visit family and friends, Debbie and I stopped in Hermitage, TN to see my Uncle Cecil, who… Read More »
When my daughter, Kelsey, was getting ready for her first solo backpacking trip, I asked her how she was feeling about it. She said, “Excited… Read More »Excitervous
Attack of the Tenacious Jumping Cholla
I’m a big fan of tenacity. It gets me to the top of mountains, the bottom of steep ski runs, THE END of the umpteenth… Read More »Attack of the Tenacious Jumping Cholla
the power of implication
Interesting strategy: advertising a service—in this case garbage disposal—along with a threat.
the graduated ranking system of mindless stupidity
On a scale of 1-10 on the Graduated Ranking System of Mindless Stupidity (aka GRSMS), my latest was getting run over by a 1,200 pound… Read More »the graduated ranking system of mindless stupidity
In general gnomes are the quiet type, not prone to verbosity. Our Coffee Gnome is no exception. We come down in the morning and he’s… Read More »Coffee gnome
This is a test
I was born on a Friday the 13th. Glad to have come into the world at all, and having lived a life filled with good… Read More »This is a test
Words are magical. We use them to tell stories. Which is amazing, when you think about it. They are completely abstract—the letters “c-a-t” look nothing… Read More »wordplay
THERE IS NO MAP FOR THIS
It took what feels like several centuries, but persistence has finally paid off. My new YA novel, THERE IS NO MAP FOR THIS, has been… Read More »THERE IS NO MAP FOR THIS
Covered in dew . . . as opposed to don’t.
As a writer, I think of words as my medium. I take each and every one seriously—these bits of language that I laboriously craft into… Read More »Covered in dew . . . as opposed to don’t.