August 2009

“i’m still playing with that”

August 27, 2009

Mr. T leaves crazy little play tableaus all over the house. Constantly. He immerses himself in an imaginary landscape and lingers there, and then eventually moves to another room, another game before I’ve noticed what’s happened. There are Zoob creations on the couch. Zoob creations beside The Beatles. The other day when I sat in […]

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we camped

August 21, 2009

The older two didn’t want to go. And there were a few meltdowns along the way. But it’s hard to ignore the magic of pines and a pristine lake beneath a mountain that almost doesn’t look real; family games by lantern-light with oldies on the radio; hot dinners from a dutch oven set in the […]

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july: notes on e.b. white

August 14, 2009

There has been a lot of new folks poking around this blog lately; I hope this post doesn’t make you run for the hills! It’s part of a little project I’ve undertaken, a year-long attempt to read twelve essayists in depth, and to study their styles. You can read more about the project here. I’m […]

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friends, virtual and tangible

August 10, 2009

I’ve met not one, but two blogging friends in person in the past week. When I tell this to my other, non-blogging friends, they nod their heads politely but with a definite air of disbelief. Meeting people I’ve encountered on the internet? How desperate can I be? But meeting like-minded folks in person isn’t always […]

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nurturing young writers

August 4, 2009

I’ve spent every spare moment lately getting ready for the workshop I’m presenting at the HSC homeschool conference this Friday. The workshop is called Nurturing Young Writers. I’ll be speaking for an hour-and-a half. Yikes. I’m sure my family can sympathize with anyone who has to listen to me ramble on for an hour-and-a-half. Well. […]

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