Northern flicker in our backyard Click the player below (or this link) to listen to an audio recording of this … More Tell me three things
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Another delicious flashback from my FB memories. This was a mere three years ago, in February 2017, on a shopping … More Topics covered during a six-minute drive to Trader Joe’s with an 8yo boy
Feb 4, 2018. Wilshire Park, Portland, Oregon. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m scooping things up from Facebook memories. Feb 3, … More These FB memories are GOLD
It’s crocus time here, right on schedule. Other bursts of bloom are unnervingly early—branches with pink blossoms, camellias going full … More Weekend walks
Back in the day, early mornings were my blogging time. In San Diego especially, I remember a stretch of years … More Rusty, but trying
Here’s a post I wrote on Instagram, the day before my cover reveal last week: Real talk: here’s what my … More Daily snapshot
I am sooooo excited to share artist Risa Rodil’s FABULOUS cover art with you! Tune in tomorrow for the big … More The Nerviest Girl in the World Cover Reveal Tomorrow!
Five things I did today: • Cleaned my studio, top to bottom. • Tended all my houseplants, rescuing a few … More Sunday Evening Post
Mostly tell. Because: I remember how, as a kid, I used to come home from the library with a stack … More Portland Book Festival Show & Tell
Our first Portland Halloween, 2017 As I type, there’s a bustle of creative activity outside my door: Rilla and Huck … More Happy Halloween
grainy party photo of happy party faces photo by Jenny Wills The news that Yahoo is deleting all the … More This post is not about a Halloween party
Someone took my week and replaced it with a millisecond. To be fair, Michael’s did try to warn me: Halloween … More Friday 20 September
Cool news! Creativebug is free through September 16th. (Referral link.) I’ve shared a lot here over the years about how … More Try Creativebug free for a week!
School started back up for Wonderboy last week, and his earlier bus pick-up time this year means a new morning … More Sing up the sun
Scott’s graphic novel got a great review in Kirkus! Thanks to the incisive probing of the crushing power of spectacle … More Kirkus Review of Truckus Maximus
The other day at a singing party, a poet friend mentioned that she feels like fall is the beginning of … More apples
I’ve found it suits me better not to announce or necessarily even plan my occasional breaks from social media, but … More the green days
June and July were mighty full months for me & my gang. I hardly ever travel, but this summer I’ve … More August, already?
I loved Stoner—fell for it hard, its quietness, its contemplativeness, its soft pain, its frank assessment of human foibles and … More Steve Almond and William Stoner
My flight home from Cincinnati on Sunday evening was cancelled, along with a zillion other flights. As I stood in … More Fellow Travelers
I’m heading to Cincinnati in a couple of days for the Brave Writer staff retreat. Looking forward to seeing some … More Enter Summer
Heads up, homeschooling friends! I’ll be teaching two sections of my Comic Strip Capers class at Brave Writer this fall. … More Registration is open for my comics classes at Brave Writer!
A few days off my schedule and I already feel rusty! How about a quick catch-up? What I’m reading: Station … More Feels like Monday
This morning I’m trying something new. I noticed that this week’s morning poetry-reading-and-writing-time kept getting interrupted (the writing part, at … More A blog experiment & changes in how I plan