Tag Archives: children

Sixteen

Today my son is 16 years old.  How can that be?  Time just goes by so swiftly… And he’s been having some struggles for the last couple or so years.  School.  It is not working.  So I have enlisted some … Continue reading

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Classic Children’s Books

Sometime last month, I received an email from Copperfield’s about a sale on some classic, beautifully illustrated children’s books.  I browsed the email and decided I should go check it out, particularly when I saw this one: The Secret Garden … Continue reading

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SCWBI

Yesterday I attended this event through the northern California chapter of SCBWI.  My friend, Jennifer, who is also an aspiring picture-book author, went with me.  I found the experience truly inspiring and enjoyed it very much: SCBWI NORTH BAY SONOMA … Continue reading

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Strange, stranger, and yet stranger still…

5/17/14 Two things are on my mind first thing this morning: The first thing is that it has become quite clear to me that physical therapy is making me worse. I was in no pain yesterday until after physical therapy … Continue reading

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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

I am re-posting here an online article that I found recently on Salon.com: Monday, Aug 26, 2013 04:45 AM PDT School is a prison — and damaging our kids – Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school … Continue reading

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111513

School has become a large concern in recent weeks.  Dalton has been sick a lot and has missed a lot of school.  His unhappiness has me thinking a lot about my own experience with school when I was a kid … Continue reading

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ANGST

I had a very weird dream last night.  I was living in this small closet of a room in this huge place, like a mall and an amusement park all in one big thing, and loads of people; sort of … Continue reading

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