May 2011

one fine morning

May 24, 2011

For one thing, it was sunny, after days of grey clouds. There were corn cherry scones from Arizmendi. And some wonderful sheep’s milk ricotta drizzled with our own honey. And strawberries. Good music played. Some DeVotchKa. And the new Fleet Foxes that’s been in heavy rotation. There were presents. Things that any May baby would […]

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the ultimate guide, ultimately

May 12, 2011

I’ve been meaning to report back on how Mr. T’s ultimate guide turned out. Rather than writing The Ultimate Guide to the Trojan War as he’d planned, he titled his opus The Ultimate Guide to the Ancient World. Why just cover one little war when you can take on the entire ancient world? His plan […]

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still talking literature

May 6, 2011

I loved reading your comments after my last post. So many great book-fueled conversations you’re having with your kids! I wanted to share another conversation with you, this time one from a recent writer’s workshop. (I’m paraphrasing this to the best of my recall. Wish I’d taken notes!) That morning, one boy read his story […]

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talking literature

May 2, 2011

Here’s a crazy idea for a post. I’m going to tell you about a book that you probably don’t need. And I’m going to give you a link to a review that you can probably skip. I’ve been doing lots of reading about teaching writing in the last few months, as I work on my […]

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