The challenge: 105,000 spoken words. 110 unique voices. Can I pull it off?
Here’s Why Truckers Give Good Writing Advice
Advice from a trucker drove me to do something crazy, risky, and rewarding.
Pick Up Sticks by Yours Truly
Can we convince young people to enjoy failure as much as they enjoy play? Can we teach them that the two are inseparable travel-mates on the path to success? “Pick Up Sticks: How One Toy Became a Space-Exploration Robot”—my latest article appearing in the April 2018 issue of Muse—confronts these very questions. Like all scientists,… Continue reading Pick Up Sticks by Yours Truly
Spots in a Box by Helen Ward
I spotted this book a while back and have never forgotten its superb blend of crisp rhymes and powerful theme. Add this to your holiday shopping list as the perfect read-together book for little ones learning to embrace their own spots or not-so-spots. Ward, Helen. Spots in a Box. Somerville, MA: Templar Books, 2015. Print.… Continue reading Spots in a Box by Helen Ward
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
Is our identity—defining it and embracing it—an avenue to an enriching existence or is it merely an evolutionary survival strategy? Petty, Dev. I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. Illus Mike Boldt. New York: Doubleday for Young Readers, 2015. Print. Genre: picture book Summary: A young frog wants to be anything other than wet, slimy,… Continue reading I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty