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What Teaching Is All About

My friend David Gifaldi is not only a gifted writer. He’s an outstanding teacher with decades of experience at every level from pre-school to secondary. David and I have been in a critique group together for over twenty years. It’s a distinguished bunch. Sometimes I wonder how I got in. Our members include Carmen Bernier-Grand, […]

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

One great thing I’ve discovered since I got my Kindle is that you can purchase a whole library of classic books for next to nothing. I’ve gone back and re-read old favorites that I haven’t looked at since I was in junior high school. In many cases, they’re books I think I read, although sometimes […]

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Looking Forward

You probably know by now that I have fallen in love with my Kindle. At this point it is stocked with an entire bookshelf of titles, ranging from all L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books, several folktale collections, and plenty of my favorite authors: John Updike, Ken Follett, China Miéville, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, […]

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Fan Mail

Sandra Sanchez sent me this email from Texas. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it. Here it is, with Sandra’s permission. “I recently read The Three Little Tamales, and I must say it is so funny. I love the story and the way the Texas culture is wound through the story. […]

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Snake Escape!

You’ll often hear the experession, “Life imitates Art.” I not only believe that; I’d take it even further. Nothing any writer can imagine is as bizarre as what you find in the daily news. I just finished reading about workers in the cryogenics lab using baseball great Ted Williams’s head for batting practice. If an […]

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